Dental Crown Treatment may Quickly Fix that Broken Tooth
You use your teeth day after day, year after year. One day, without so much as a warning, a tooth may chip, crack, or break. Because you have always been able to rely on your teeth, and you probably take good care of your mouth, this type of event can come as a complete surprise - and not one that you love. What often happens in such a scenario is that the broken or cracked tooth has silently sustained damage bit by bit. It could be an old amalgam filling that has created a problem, or it could be decay or erosion that has made the tooth susceptible to its current condition. Whatever is behind a broken tooth, you can trust your dentist in Punta Gorda to help you restore true health to your smile.
What to do about a Crack or Break
- Call your dentist. Do not hesitate on this step! It is the only way to avoid further damage and discomfort. Obtaining restorative care for a small crack is a far better idea than waiting, and then needing a root canal. When you contact our office, we will make every effort to see you the same day to begin your repair.
- A break or crack can cause your tooth to become very sensitive, or even to hurt intensely. Pain may be temporarily controlled with over-the-counter medication. You may also want to do a warm salt-water rinse to alleviate swelling and to inhibit bacteria from causing infection.
- Until you can see the dentist, do not chew hard foods on that side of the mouth.
Dental Care for an Injured Tooth
When you visit our friendly office to repair an injured tooth, we will perform a thorough exam to assess your options. Often, a dental crown is the best solution for a broken tooth. A crown will completely cover the top portion of the tooth, right to the gums. This method of repair takes two visits, and the results from the placement of a porcelain crown will appear lifelike and will support chewing function for several years.
We prioritize your comfort and ultimate satisfaction from personal dental care. To schedule your visit, call (941) 624-0990.