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Can You Save a Damaged Tooth?

Posted on 12/1/2023 by Weo Admin
Woman in dental chair about to get treated atEverglades Family Dental in Pembroke Pines, FLImagine enjoying your favorite meal, and you notice something that does not dissolve in your mouth. You will likely feel shocked to realize that it is a piece of a broken tooth. While the enamel is hard and strong, some situations can cause it to break. For instance, a blow to the face, teeth grinding, or decay can result in tooth damage. Fortunately, a damaged tooth does not always mean that you need tooth extraction. A professional can help you to save it to avoid gaps between the teeth. Learn 3 ways to save a damaged tooth:

Dental Bonding

Dental bonding is a good way to repair decayed, cracked, or chipped teeth. In most cases, dentists recommend dental bonding if the damage is in the front teeth. This procedure is reliable and can last for up to 10 years with good oral care. The good thing about this dental procedure is that the bonding materials look like the natural teeth. With this, you will smile with confidence, knowing that no one will notice that you repaired your tooth.

Root Canal

Is your tooth sensitive to heat? Has its color changed? Chances are you have tooth decay. The most common early signs of tooth decay involve mild and sharp tooth pain when you consume something hot or cold. You may also notice visible holes in the teeth. If left untreated, the holes can become bigger and reach the pulp. At this stage, bacteria from the mouth can reach the pulp, causing infection. If ignored, the infection can damage the entire tooth, which can lead to extraction. In this case, a professional may recommend a root canal to save the tooth. This procedure involves removing the damaged pulp and cleaning the tooth, then sealing it to prevent bacterial attack.

Veneers and Crowns

Dental veneers and crowns are a good way to improve the appearance of a tooth. Unfortunately, they do not treat the root cause of tooth damage. In this case, a professional may first suggest procedures such as a root canal before placing the veneer or crown. Visit our office, and our specialists will suggest a suitable treatment for your damaged tooth.

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