After cracking your tooth, you should act quickly and make an appointment for restorative dental work. If you let the problem go without treatment, it can lead to upsetting consequences for your appearance as well as your oral health. By bringing the matter to your Mansfield, TX dentist’s attention, you can have a cracked tooth restored before it becomes infected or experiences more physical trauma. By placing a dental crown on the tooth, we can keep it safe from being hurt further. Doing this can restore your smile and also make sure you are comfortable biting and chewing without issues.

How Worried Should You Really Be About A Cracked Tooth?

When you try to ignore a problem with a cracked tooth, you make yourself vulnerable to complications that can have lasting effects on you. Cracking your enamel will expose you to infection from oral bacteria, and that can lead to worsening overall health and tooth loss. If your tooth is no longer stable because of physical damage, more of your tooth structure can be lost.

Arranging Treatment To Restore Your Injured Tooth

At our practice, we can perform a review of your tooth and see what kind of care is needed. It is important to address internal problems. A root canal procedure will remove bacteria and infected tissues from your pulp, which will keep you from experiencing any more pain or sensitivity from infection. A custom dental crown can cover the tooth to keep further physical harm from occurring, to make biting and chewing easier, and to let you preserve your smile. A custom crown made to match your tooth structure can be provided if the tooth is in a prominent space, but if we are protecting one of your back teeth we may recommend that you use a stronger substance.

Should I Be Worried I Am Going To Lose My Tooth?

While physical injuries are not the leading cause of tooth loss (that would be gum disease), it is possible that you will lose an injured tooth if the damage is severe enough. One thing you can do to avoid this is to schedule care as soon as possible. If you put off your visit, there is more time for damage to occur, and for an infection to take hold. If necessary, we can safely extract an injured tooth and make plans to replace it with a custom dental prosthetic.

Talk To Your Mansfield, TX Dentist About Treating Your Cracked Tooth

Your Mansfield, TX dentist’s office is ready to help you if you need treatment for a cracked tooth. To find out more about our practice and services, please reach out to Mansfield Dental Associates by calling  us at 817-473-6227.