Teeth are constantly at risk for injury or damage, especially as we age. Still, despite how common a tooth injury is, it's little comfort when it happens.
The good thing is modern dental procedures can keep your smile beautiful and damage-free.
Knowing what to do when you crack a tooth can mean the difference between losing it and saving it.
If you have had an injury or blow to your head, we recommend going to the emergency room to make sure everything is fine. If the damage is centered on your tooth or teeth, please see us at Dimos Dental & Facial Aesthetics right away.
Fixing a Cracked Tooth
A fracture can impact your entire tooth, from enamel down to the nerve. It's essential that we identify and treat this dental issue as soon as we can. Without treatment, the crack will continue to grow and worsen.
Letting a cracked tooth go untreated could easily result in tooth decay, infection, breaking at the root, and tooth loss. For many patients, the pain can be unbearable, but our Melbourne dental team can help manage the pain.
Depending on the severity of the crack, we may recommend:
- Dental bonding for minor cracks to fill in any areas
- Dental crowns to protect and stabilize a broken tooth
- Dental extraction save nearby teeth and end pain
- Root canal therapy if the crack reaches the inner part of the tooth
- Dental veneer to cover chips or cracks
We have many different options that might be suitable for your unique case.
Don't Suffer in Tooth Pain
If you are experiencing pain or discomfort from a weakened tooth, please do not hesitate to contact us immediately.