A dental fracture can vary in severity. The size of the fracture and the condition and location of the tooth are all important factors when considering treatment options.
If you have a damaged tooth, you can rinse the area with a saltwater solution to clean it. A cold compress, or an over-the-counter pain reliever can help in dealing with any discomfort. You should contact your dentist soon as possible.
In some cases, the dentist can repair a small dental fracture with a simple filling.
A more significant dental fracture may require a crown, which will replace the enamel of your tooth.
If the pulp, nerve, root, or other internal structures of the tooth have been traumatized, the dentist might recommend a root canal. This will keep the structure of your tooth intact and capable of supporting a crown.
If you are in the Tucson, Arizona area and you have suffered a fractured tooth, you should not delay in calling 520-323-7550 to make an appointment to see Dr. Louis Migliazzo at Louis Migliazzo, DDS.