If you get a cracked tooth, you may be wondering about the road ahead of you. What should you do? Can the tooth be saved? Will this cost you a lot of time and money? These are normal questions. We would like to help you understand the restoration process to put your mind at ease. In this article we hope to answer your questions concerning the restoration of a cracked tooth.
HOW BAD IS YOUR CRACKED TOOTH?
It all depends how extensive the crack is in your tooth. Does the crack extend into the tooth root? If so, you may need a root canal, especially if you have infection in the tooth. If the crack is not very extensive, we may be able to save it. If the crack is a surface crack, we may not need to do anything at all. If the crack is a structural crack that has the potential to weaken the tooth, we may need to restore the tooth with a dental crown or cap. More extensive fractures in the tooth may require oral surgery or dental implants. The extent of the treatment depends on the extent of the dental crack. Regardless of the extent of your dental crack, the best thing you can do it call us right away.
CALL OUR OFFICE
Early detection is key when you have a cracked tooth. It is important to give us a call as soon as you can to avoid infection inside of your cracked tooth. A cracked tooth that is not treated properly has the potential to split, so don’t wait to call us. A phone call could save your tooth!
We understand that it is hard to recognize if you have a cracked tooth. That is why your six-month dental checkups are important. We will look at each tooth for you, that way you don’t have to worry if you have a cracked tooth! Give us a call to set up your next appointment.