There are many things that can chip or fracture a tooth. While dental fractures can vary in severity you should never procrastinate having a fractured tooth treated by one of our dentists, Drs. Joseph Kayne and Eric Tidwell.
As time goes on the textured surfaces of the dental fracture can start to collect bacterial deposits. This can allow a severe cavity to form deep within the damaged tooth. It’s also worth noting that some minor dental fractures can compromise the structural integrity of a tooth leading to a more severe fracture later.
Chips and minor dental fractures can sometimes be treated by having our dentist apply a simple amalgam or composite dental filling. If the fracture is large but the interior of the tooth is healthy, our dentist might recommend replacing the tooth enamel layer with a dental crown.
Sometimes a fractured tooth can cause damage to the pulp or root of the tooth. This could be the case if you are experiencing a persistent ache, sharp pain, or extreme sensitivity in the tooth. The most effective treatment for a tooth in this condition might call for Drs. Joseph Kayne or Eric Tidwell to perform a root canal. Once this has been completed, he can fit the tooth for a dental crown.
If you live in the Provo, Utah, area and you have a fractured tooth, please call 801-373-6362 to seek treatment at Rock Canyon Dental.