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Putting off your regularly scheduled dental checkups can lead to problems with gum disease and tooth decay. Once a cavity forms on a tooth it can quickly spread. In time it could affect the root of the tooth or lead to a severe dental fracture.

Some patients with a tooth this badly decayed suffer the total loss of the tooth or need to have our dentist extract whatever remains of the root to prevent a worsening infection in the gums. A treatment plan such as this might also require prescription pain medication and possibly antibiotics.

Once all infection concerns have passed and your gums have fully healed Dr. Brian Frandsen might recommend replacing the missing tooth with a dental bridge. It will be produced in a dental lab to replicate the original tooth.

The dental bridge will be fused with a dental crown on each end. It will need to be anchored onto abutments prepared from the healthy cores of the two teeth neighboring the void.

When it’s ready the dental bridge will be cemented in place with a strong dental adhesive. This will complete the dental restoration thus allowing you to enjoy the natural function of the lost tooth.

If you live in the West Jordan, Utah, area and you have a tooth that is suffering from untreated cavity, you should not delay in calling 801-890-0030 to seek professional treatment at Frandsen Dental.