Dr. Aaron McCann Explains What to Do if Your Tooth is Damaged
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 a cracked 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.
Are you or a loved one suffering day to day with a cracked or fractured tooth? Contact our experienced Buffalo Endodontist, Dr. Aaron McCann to properly treat and fix your damaged tooth.