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There Are More Dangers to Broken Teeth Than Just Pain

Posted on 12/7/2020 by Classic Smiles
There Are More Dangers to Broken Teeth Than Just PainA broken tooth is one of the more serious oral health care problems that a patient can face. Failure to treat a broken tooth in a timely manner could lead to a variety of problems. This is because the damage to the tooth renders the tooth, the gums holding it in place, and neighboring teeth more susceptible to infection.

Complications Associated with Broken Teeth

Broken teeth have their inner structure exposed. Harmful bacteria can enter the tooth and infect the nerves and tooth pulp inside the tooth, causing necrotic damage and reproducing in an area that traditional oral care such as toothbrushes and flosses cannot reach. This type of infection can spread to the gums, dramatically increasing the chances of developing gum disease. The bacteria can also spread to neighboring teeth more easily. In addition, broken teeth can tear or scratch the mouth's soft tissue if the break gives the tooth a jagged edge.

Resolving a Broken Tooth

The solutions applied to remedy a broken tooth depend strongly on the severity of the break. Mild breaks can be fixed with dental bonding. Moderately-damaged teeth can be protected with a dental crown, preventing further external damage. Severely-cracked teeth and teeth that have been infected will require extraction to limit the damage to the rest of the mouth. We can replace extracted teeth with a dental implant, a bridge, or dentures.

Contact our office immediately as soon as you notice that one or more of your teeth are cracked. The sooner we can examine and treat your broken tooth, the higher chances we have of salvaging the tooth, and the less risk and damage you will have to encounter as a result of the broken tooth. Our team of professionals will provide you with treatment to halt the pain and complications associated with your broken tooth
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