The tooth enamel layer on each tooth is meant to have the durability to handle chewing and grinding the foods you eat. While it is rare, there are some situations that can cause a fracture or crack in a tooth. In most of these cases, you will likely experience heightened sensitivity, discomfort and possibly pain.
A situation this serious call for timely first aid and professional treatment at our office.
If a blow to the face has left blood or other debris in your mouth, you should gently rinse them away with lukewarm saltwater. Not only will this gently clear the area, but it can also help soothe any trauma to your cheek, gums, or tongue. It might also help give you a clearer picture of the damage to the tooth.
You should then dial 770-939-6600 to schedule an appointment at our clinic.
If the crack merely damaged the tooth enamel, Dr. Donald Bohne might be able to repair the tooth with a standard dental crown.
If you feel a sharp or persistent pain in the cracked tooth, it most likely means that the damage extends into the pulp, root, or nerve of the tooth. In a case like this, Dr. Donald Bohne might need to perform a root canal. This will replace the damaged internal structures of the tooth and form an abutment to later anchor a crown in place.
If the crack has severely damaged the root or the structure of the tooth’s socket, Dr. Donald Bohne might need to completely extract the tooth. Once your gums have healed, he can help you decide if you’d like to restore the tooth with a dental bridge or dental implant.
If you’ve suffered a fractured or cracked tooth in Tucker, Georgia, you should call 770-939-6600 to schedule treatment at our office.