If you’ve had an accident and suffered an injury, or bitten down on something hard that’s damaged your tooth, it’s understandable to be really worried!
You might be in a lot of pain, and struggling to eat or sleep.
Or on the other hand, you may not feel a thing and be wondering whether you even need treatment at all.
If your tooth isn’t hurting, that doesn’t mean there isn’t a problem. If left untreated, you may develop an infection that can spread and may lead to the need for a tooth extraction.
If your tooth is chipped or broken, you may be dealing with:
It’s important to see a dentist as soon as possible, to prevent further breakage of the tooth or infection. We’re available 7 days a week, every week of the years, and we have extended hours so we can see you when your regular dentist is too busy.
The treatment we’ll recommend depends on how badly your tooth has been damaged. We will assess your condition and offer recommendations, so you can decide what’s best for you.
What you can do before you see our dentist
In the case of a cracked tooth, you may be experiencing:
Early diagnosis and treatment are crucial if you want to save your cracked tooth
Prompt dental care is important because there are several diverse types of cracks that require different treatment approaches.
In some cases, our dentist may be able to stop the crack from spreading and causing further problems.
However, if your cracked tooth is not treated, it won’t get better on its own and may later require a tooth extraction or more invasive treatment.
It’s also important to seek dental care quickly. Infection can spread to the bone and gums and is a common complication of a cracked tooth.