Candy tends to be as closely linked to Halloween as spooky costumes, scary movies, and creepy decorations. While it can be hard to imagine the season without an abundance of treats, hard candies can play a rather unpleasant “trick” on your smile by damaging your enamel! If you end up chipping or cracking a tooth after biting into a hard candy, our Rochester, MN dentist’s office is ready to help. We can create a custom dental crown to place over your tooth in just one visit, as we rely on CEREC technology to make same-day restorations. For some injuries, we can also make plans to restore the way you look through cosmetic dental treatments that minimize changes to your tooth structure.
Be Careful When You Enjoy Hard Halloween Candies
Candies that are encased in hard substances can do real damage to your teeth if you are not careful. With one awkward bite, you can wind up with chipped or cracked enamel! If this happens, you face several possible threats. There is the risk that your tooth will experience more harm, leading to more damage. There is also a concern that you might develop an infection that makes root canal therapy necessary. To reduce your risk for these issues, make sure you reach out as soon as possible to schedule treatment.
What Kind Of Care Will You Need For A Broken Tooth?
If possible, we can use a conservative cosmetic treatment to restore your tooth while minimizing changes to its structure. Through tooth bonding treatment, we can cover damage with a composite resin material that bonds to your enamel. We can also discuss the option of restoring the tooth with a dental veneer. The veneer will cover the front of your tooth and hide damage. Its placement can also address discoloration, as well as any issues with its shape or size that already made it stand out. For injuries that affect your ability to bite and chew food, we can move forward with plans to use a CEREC crown to restore your tooth. By placing a custom crown, we can completely cover your tooth to keep it safe.
Halloween Candy Can Do More Than Just Chip Or Crack A Tooth
Remember that Halloween candy is capable of doing more than just chipping or cracking your tooth. An increase in sweets around the holiday can make you more likely to develop a cavity. Be conservative with your seasonal indulgences, and look for ways to reduce your sugar consumption in other ways to offset the change in your diet. If you are not careful, your Halloween fun can end with a dental filling to address decay!
Our Rochester, MN Dentist’s Office Is Here To Help If You Break A Tooth!
Calcagno Cosmetic And Family Dentistry is ready to help patients who end up experiencing a tooth injury because of hard Halloween candy, or for any other reason. To learn more about our services, call our dentist’s office in Rochester, MN at (507) 281-3659.