The reasons why you may have broken your tooth as well as the steps you take to care for it ultimately determine whether or not your natural tooth is able to be saved. Many people everywhere suffer from broken teeth either from accidental damage or poor oral health, but it is up to you to take the necessary and immediate steps to care for your mouth. You may not always know or feel that your tooth is broken, chipped and/or cracked, but depending on the extent and how bad it is, it is usually very simple to diagnose. The crack in your tooth may be very visible or it may perhaps be the width of a hair, either way eventually you will start to notice signs and sensitivity around the affected area.
As soon as you are aware of your damaged tooth it is vital to schedule an emergency dental visit. This is due to bad bacteria which can wreak havoc in your mouth in even the smallest of fractures. Until you arrive at the dentist, make sure to keep the affected area clean and free of debris so you can ensure your mouth from becoming infected. Over-the-counter pain reliever as well as cold compresses can be used to manage the possible side-effects temporarily but will not be enough. The type of treatment needed to repair your tooth will be determined once you are seen by a medical professional whether it be a simple bonding repair or a more serious extraction or root canal.
Ultimately, our team here at Johnson Family Dentistry will explain to you the best treatment plan based upon evaluation of the condition and extent of your break. If you have broken, cracked, chipped, or fractured one or more of your teeth, do not wait to contact our office immediately.
About Johnson Family Dentistry – Orlando, FL
At Johnson Family Dentistry, we are a dental practice devoted to restoring and enhancing the natural beauty of your smile using conservative, state-of-the-art procedures that will result in beautiful, long, lasting smiles!
We are conveniently located next to Publix Super Market in The Shoppes at Eastwood. Contact us Today at (407) 282-0002
Our Services include the following; Bonding, Crowns & Bridgework, Dental Implants, Fillings, General and Cosmetic Dentistry, Oral Cancer Screenings, Periodontal (Gum) Disease Therapy, Porcelain Veneers, Professional Teeth Cleanings, Removable Dentures, Root Canal Treatment, Sealants, Teeth Whitening, TMJ/TMD Treatment, and Tooth Extractions. We are conveniently located next to Publix Super Market in The Shoppes at Eastwood. Contact us Today at (407) 282-0002.