If your tooth is broken, you should make its restoration a priority. Until you have this work done, you can struggle with the inability to bite in a way that feels natural, a situation that can lead to issues with TMJ disorder. You also need to worry about the onset of an infection that causes problems with pain and sensitivity. Sunny Smiles is ready to meet with individuals who need to have work done for a broken tooth. Through the placement of a dental crown, we can remove risks for infection or damage, and we can also help you regain confidence in your bite. We can place a dental crown that imitates your healthy tooth structure to preserve your appearance while also taking care of your oral health. For patients who need attention promptly after suffering dental damage, we can provide emergency dental appointments.
How Much Concern Should I Really Have About A Broken Tooth?
If your tooth is broken, you should not treat the matter as a minor concern. An injury like this can make it difficult for you to bite and chew, something that can negatively affect your diet and cause pain throughout each day. If you are trying to work around one vulnerable tooth during meals, the change in your jaw movement can lead to TMJ problems that cause more discomfort. You also need to worry that your damaged enamel will make you vulnerable to an infection, as oral bacteria can make their way into the openings and create problems for your oral health.
Scheduling Restorative Treatment
When you arrive for your treatment, your dentist will check out the tooth to see what condition it is in and determine what kind of restorative treatment you require. A tooth that is chipped, cracked, or otherwise broken can often require work to restore both its health and appearance. We may need to perform root canal therapy before you have your crown placed, as the tooth may already be infected when you arrive to undergo care.
We Can Take Care Of Your Tooth If It Becomes Infected
Root canal therapy is sometimes necessary during cavity treatment, and it can also be required when teeth are physically injured. When an infection forms, the bacteria that gather in the tooth’s pulp will cause pain and sensitivity issues, and may lead to the spread of bacteria that creates new problems for your well-being. Having a root canal performed in time will save the tooth from being extracted, which means the tooth can be restored instead of replaced.
Schedule Restorative Treatment At Sunny Smiles!
If you injure your tooth, it is important that you see your dentist to have it evaluated and treated as soon as possible. With a custom dental crown, we can make sure your tooth is protected and that your bite is not compromised by your injury. To find out more about our services, contact Sunny Smiles in El Paso, TX by calling 915-859-7000.