If you suffer a serious tooth injury, and find yourself in pain, you can be highly motivated to see your dentist for help. However, a smaller chip or crack in a tooth may not be enough to motivate some patients to seek immediate care. What you should realize is that dental damage can potentially weaken a tooth, and leave it more at risk for infection. If you have persistent discomfort based around what you consider minor dental harm, you may be in need of endodontic treatment. If you are bothered by the way a small chip has altered your smile, you could benefit from cosmetic dental work.
The Severity Of Damage Can Impact How To Approach Restoring Your Tooth
Your dentist will examine the severity of dental damage before determining the proper course of action. If there are functional concerns based around damage, or if you face a risk for infection because of an injury, restorative work will be needed. A root canal will allow your dentist to target an internal infection, and remove damaged tissue. In order to protect a tooth that is vulnerable or weak, a dental crown can be placed. The availability of CEREC technology at your dentist’s office means your crown will be ready after just one visit!
Avoiding Future Dental Damage
Unfortunately, accidents will happen. While we cannot completely eliminate risk from our lives, there are measures we can take to limit our chances of suffering a dental injury. Pay attention to your idle habits. If you tend to chew on hard substances like pen caps or ice cubes, you can face a risk for chipping or cracking a tooth. If you wake up with soreness in your teeth on a regular basis, it could indicate that you are grinding your teeth at night. Talk to your dentist to address this, as it can lead to serious wear and tear, and potentially significant chipping or cracking.
You Can Receive Expert Care From Calcagno Cosmetic And Family Dentistry When You Suffer Dental Damage
At Calcagno Cosmetic and Family Dentistry, our office is ready and able to take care of patients who arrive in need of help with dental damage. To schedule a consultation, please call (507) 281-3659. Dr. Gilly Calcagno and our staff proudly serve patients of all ages from Rochester, MN, as well as Red Wing, St. Charles, Winona, Farmington, Austin, and all other nearby communities.