Even though your tooth enamel is harder than your bones, there are still times when an accidental fall or a blow to the face can crack a tooth. When this happens, the trauma and damage associated with it are often severe and it requires immediate treatment.
If the crack is minor, Drs. Frederick Stark and Brad Norden might be able to repair it with a filling. If the damage is significant but only limited to the tooth enamel, they might recommend restoring it with a dental crown in Derby, Kansas.
If you feel a sharp or persistent pain in the cracked tooth, then it likely means that the damage extends into the pulp or root of the tooth. In a case like this, our dentist will likely 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.
If the crack has severely damaged the interior of the tooth, it is possible that your dentist’s only option is to extract the tooth and suture the gums. Once your gums have completely healed, they can help you decide if you would like to restore the tooth with a dental bridge or a dental implant.
If you have a cracked tooth, you should not delay in seeking treatment. So, call Derby Family Dentistry at 316-788-4000 today.