Your teeth are incredibly strong. The enamel – or outer layer – of your teeth is the strongest substance found in the human body. However, that doesn’t make it impervious to cracking, chipping, or other issues. If you end up with a chipped tooth, there are certain things our team here at Crossroads Dental recommend you do in order to ensure the best health possible from your cracked tooth.
If the crack is deep enough to expose the sensitive pulp of the tooth you will usually feel a persistent pain that could become quite sharp if you drink something hot, cold or sweet. In a situation like this Dr. Lanier might have to perform a root canal and restore the enamel of the tooth with a crown.
Even if the crack is limited to the enamel layer, you should still have Dr. Lanier look at it before bacteria can exploit the area cause tooth decay. Dr. Lanier might be able to repair it with a filling or cosmetic bonding procedure. Once the cracked tooth is repaired they might recommend a fluoride treatment to strengthen the enamel and prevent future tooth decay.
While cracked teeth may not seem like a big deal on the surface, any damage to your tooth’s enamel can put you at risk for health problems. You shouldn’t delay in getting a cracked tooth fixed, and if you need help, call us today at 757-541-2168.