There are several different things that can fracture one of your teeth. This could be the result of a nervous habit of chewing on desktop items and nibbling your nails. If you unconsciously grind your teeth at night without the protection of a dental guard you are at increased risk of suffering a fractured tooth.
Even if the damaged tooth doesn’t cause distress or discomfort you will still need to apply some basic first-aid while seeking dental care at Dr. Prince Arrington III’s clinic in Boca Raton, Florida.
Any unwanted debris in your mouth can be rinsed away with a little lukewarm saltwater. If you are experiencing pain in the fractured tooth you might find relief by rubbing a little topical oral analgesic on the underlying gums. This might help you remain comfortable while you await your appointment with Dr. Prince Arrington III.
Dr. Prince Arrington III might be able to repair a chip or small fracture with an amalgam or composite resin filling. A larger chip might require completely replacing the tooth enamel layer with a dental crown.
Heightened sensitivity or a persistent pain in the tooth likely means the pulp or root of the tooth has also been affected. To treat a tooth in this condition Dr. Prince Arrington III might need to perform a root canal. This will replace the damaged internal structures of the tooth to form an abutment that will eventually anchor a dental crown.
If you are in the Boca Raton, Florida, area and you’ve suffered a dental fracture, you should call 561-440-4633 to seek treatment at Beach Tree Dental Care.