Chipped or fractured teeth can occur at any time and for the most benign reasons. Once a tooth is chipped, depending on the severity of the damage, you can incur more issues, so it is best to have the tooth treated promptly by our dentist. Dr. Prince Arrington III specializes in caring for all your emergency dental needs with hours both in the evenings and on the weekends. Contact Beach Tree Dental Care at 561-440-4633 today.
Injuries to teeth can occur in a number of situations, including a blow to the face, biting down too hard, or teeth grinding and clenching (bruxism). The most obvious symptom of an injured tooth is a visible chip in the tooth or crack in the enamel. You may also experience one or more of the following:
- Sharp pain when biting down
- Dark discoloration in the tooth
- Sensitivity to heat and cold
Injured teeth are highly susceptible to infection because the protective enamel has been breached, allowing bacteria to invade the inner tooth. It is important to see the dentist as soon as possible for restorative treatment such as a dental filling, dental crown, tooth extraction, or root canal procedure. Your treatment will depend on the extent of the injury and condition of the tooth. Please contact us today if you have experienced a chipped or fractured tooth in Boca Raton, Florida.