There are numerous causes of broken teeth. Most of them happen due to traumatic accidents such as biting on a harder object, a blow on your mouth, a fall, or a trip. Poor oral health and wear and tear are also causes of tooth damage. Broken teeth range in severity. For instance, a full crack on your tooth may expose some nerves, not to mention persistent pain. A chipped tooth, however, might only show surface damage that is not severe. Regardless of the damage, make sure to take note of sensitivity to different temperatures, excruciating pain when chewing, and heightened sensitivity to sour, sticky, and sweet foods. No matter how small or large the damage looks, never ignore a broken tooth. Take the right step to come see to have a further examination, evaluation, and treatment.
Broken Teeth Repair Methods
When you visit us with a broken tooth, you should expect a quick fix to avoid serious infections. This is where oral surgery comes in. We will examine the damage to your tooth to decide the most appropriate repair method. For minor damage, you should look forward to the cosmetic contouring, filing, and bonding method. A dental crown and a root canal will come in to protect your tooth against further damage in addition to preserving its function. If it is one of your front teeth, a dental veneer will serve the purpose and restore your chipped tooth to its previous state. In case one of your molars is damaged, then surgery will be the best option. Keep in mind that molars have several roots. But if one of them is fractured, we will perform a hemi-section or a root amputation to protect the remaining teeth. For deeper cracks, root extraction will only be the best option given that a root canal may not be enough to save the broken tooth. If you have broken teeth, call us at (702) 270-2999 to schedule your appointment for oral surgery.