In order to treat a cracked tooth properly, it is vital to pinpoint its location, its cause, and the severity of it. At the office of Adrian M. Simm, D.D.S., you can count on expert, experienced, and gentle care in the management of cracked teeth. The goal of our dental care in Abbeville is to save the tooth if at all possible.
In many cases, a cracked tooth is easy to find. You will hear the sound or feel the sensation that unmistakably indicates a fracture. You can touch it, and run your fingers over it, though be careful because the exposed nerve will make it very sensitive. Other times, you could experience certain symptoms, and yet have no idea why. Do you have pain when you chew? Are you having tooth sensitivity when you eat or drink hot or cold items? Those are two of the most common indications of a cracked tooth. Among the others is pain in your mouth that you cannot find a reason for. Our dental care in Abbeville will consist of a checkup and taking x-rays, which will reveal where the cracked tooth is. Assuming that there is no damage to or infection in the pulp, you should only need a crown, which involves the taking of impressions that are then sent to the dental lab. A temporary one will be fitted in the meantime. However, if the pulp has been affected, you will need root canal treatment. There is no need to worry, though. The procedure is actually done with the utmost of comfort due to advanced methods and equipment. The worst case scenario for a cracked tooth is extraction, which is done only as a last resort.
When you have a cracked tooth, or think you may, book an appointment or our dental care in Abbeville.