Injured Tooth Issues
When you experience oral discomfort, you may be wondering if you have an injured tooth. Whether you can see a crack, a cavity, or nothing at all. Seeing an experienced dentist can be your ticket to returning to a pain-free healthy life.
Injured Tooth Issues | Cracking or Fracturing a Tooth
All of the stress in today’s life has many of us clenching and grinding our teeth. The unfortunate aspect of that habit is to cause your teeth – especially your back molars – to fracture. Fractures in teeth are really the worst issue we currently deal with. Tiny cracks cause the nerves to become sensitive and make your teeth flex. Then, as those cracks widen, they allow bacteria to get into your tooth, which can cause a tooth to become infected.
When you come to our office with an injured tooth, we first examine the tooth under a microscope to determine the extent and exact location of the crack. If the crack is a minor one, and is superficial, we can perform all of our preparatory treatments immediately. After that, your dentist will put a crown on the tooth and you can expect it to have a long life. If we find that the crack is extensive and jeopardizes a successful prognosis, we might meet with you and your dentist to discuss the possibility of extracting the tooth and devising a replacement option.
Injured Tooth Issues | Dental Pulp is Injured in a Tooth
The dental pulp, which contains the nerves and the blood supply inside your tooth, can be injured in many ways. One way is trauma to a tooth. Whether the impact came from a baseball or softball, or you’ve been in a car accident, or a baby slammed their head into you – we’ve all been hit in the face. It can also be caused by a cavity that allows bacteria to enter your tooth. If the dental pulp starts to become inflamed, you’ll start noticing symptoms such as cold or heat sensitivity, throbbing, or sensitivity to sweets. If you experience those types of issues, call your dentist or an endodontist to take a look.
If you need to have your injured tooth looked at, please contact our Buffalo dental office to schedule an appointment.