Following a proper oral care routine can greatly reduce your chances of damaging or losing a natural tooth. However, injuries or infections can still occur. A tooth can chip, develop a crack or fracture, or a cavity.
Knowing what to do in such circumstances can help you protect your teeth and your oral health. Keep reading to learn more about how to save a damaged tooth as recommended by our team at Above and Beyond Dentistry in Lawrenceville, GA.
A chipped tooth is usually the result of an injury. In such a case, all you need to do is collect the broken piece and visit the dentist to have it reattached or bonded.
Cracks can develop due to wear and tear or injury. If the fracture extends into the pulp, a root canal and crown are required. If it goes below the gum line, extraction may be the only solution.
The treatment, in this case, varies depending on the severity of the cavity. A cavity that has not reached the pulp can be cleared of the decayed parts and filled with a tooth-colored material. Crowns are required for severely affected teeth.
If the pulp of the tooth is infected, a root canal will be required. The infected pulp is removed, the inside of the tooth is cleaned out, and a filling or crown is placed to restore the tooth’s structure and strength.
A tooth extraction can be rather painful and you may expose yourself to the risk of infection if you do not let a professional perform it. If your tooth is severely damaged or loose, visit the dentist and they will recommend the best course of action.
If you want to learn more about how to save a damaged tooth, schedule an appointment with our experienced dentists at Above and Beyond Dentistry by calling (770) 995-0538 or visiting us at 747 Old Norcross Rd, Lawrenceville, GA 30046.
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