Oral trauma can come in many different degrees of severity. This could be especially alarming if an accidental blow to the face causes a severe fracture. This is more likely to come from a contact sport where you may have not opted to wear a mouthguard or from an accidental fall in the home.
The course of treatment recommended by Rock Rose Dental’s dentists at our Roseville, California dental office will be determined by the severity of the fracture. The general state of the tooth enamel and the trauma to the internal structures of the tooth will be considered as well.
Should you feel a sharp pain in a fractured tooth that doesn’t dissipate with time, damage could have spread into the pulp or root of the tooth. Proper treatment of a tooth in this condition might require our dentists to perform a root canal or other endodontic therapy.
Occasionally, a small dental fracture can be fixed with a simple filling made from composite-resin or dental-grade amalgam metals. A more substantial fracture that doesn’t cause damage to the interior dental structures may call for a crown restoration without the need for a root canal.
We will be happy to serve you and your dental need here in the Roseville, California area. If you have suffered a significant dental fracture, you should not delay in calling 916-784-3337 to seek treatment at Rock Rose Dental’s dental offices.