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Some individuals suffer from dental phobia, which is a recognized psychological condition that afflicts a person with an unreasoned fear or discomfort toward seeking routine dental care. While it can be attributed to various factors, people struggling with dental phobia do tend to have a propensity of tooth decay and potential tooth loss complications.

Sometimes a tooth’s root is too severely compromised for Drs. Clagett and Milby to viably treat it with a root canal. In a case like this, they might recommend a total dental extraction. Follow up care might include prescription pain medication and a potential course of antibiotics.

When you’re ready, our dentists can start the process of replacing the missing tooth with a dental bridge. This type of dental restoration calls for installing a solid piece of dental work that replicates the appearance and function of the original tooth. It is fused to a pair of crowns on each end.

The dental bridge will eventually be anchored on a pair of abutments created from the healthy cores of each tooth that surrounds the remaining void.

After your dental bridge has been created in a dental lab, Dr. Dan Clagett will cement it into your mouth with a strong dental adhesive.

If you live in the Elizabethtown, Kentucky, area and you have a tooth suffering from an untreated cavity, you should call 270-769-3306 to have it treated at Clagett Cosmetic and Family Dentistry.