Some dental restorations call for the total extraction of a decayed, damaged, or severely compromised tooth. This is often a last resort treatment method employed by Dr. William Forero to alleviate the pain and prevent a potential infection from passing to your bloodstream. Once your gums have fully healed and any infection concerns have been dealt with, Dr. William Forero can help you understand your dental restoration options. One of the more convenient and popular options is to have him install a dental bridge over the void left by the missing tooth.
This single piece of dental work will fully replicate the basic function of the missing tooth with a material that will not succumb to bacterial tooth decay. Yet it will still need to be included in your daily oral hygiene routine to prevent periodontal health problems. If you are having trouble brushing and flossing around your dental bridge, there are some special oral hygiene tools that you might want to try.
Interdental brushes have a slender brush head that can help free food particles from hard to reach contours in and around the dental bridge. They can also help clean other minute contours around your natural teeth. You might also want to try using a floss threader with waxed dental floss if you’re struggling to fully floss around the dental bridge and the nearby gumline. The concentrated stream of water created by a Waterpik® can also be useful for cleaning hard to reach spaces.
Your routine dental checkups with Dr. William Forero are also important for maintaining healthy gums and preserving the integrity of your dental bridge. This will serve to remove any hardened tartar while monitoring the health of your gums and the integrity of your dental bridge.
If you are in the Coral Springs, Florida, area and you are having trouble cleaning around your new dental bridge, you can always call 954-752-4901 to speak to a member of Dr. William Forero’s staff.