Broken or chipped tooth?
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If you have broken, chipped, or cracked teeth, you should see your dentist as soon as possible. Significant tooth damage is extremely painful, and a broken tooth can expose the nerve pulp to bacteria, which can cause infection. If left untreated, the infection could lead to tooth loss.
But making an appointment with Lakewood Smiles could save your tooth, and minimize the pain you experience. Don’t live with the damage! Learn more about what you should do.
If your tooth is damaged – whether it’s broken, cracked, or only slightly chipped – you need to get dental help immediately. Your first step should be to contact Lakewood Smiles for a dentist appointment. We can usually treat you within 12-24 hours of your emergency.
After you have scheduled your dental appointment, there are some steps you can take to preserve your tooth and minimize pain. Here’s what to do if you break a tooth:
The most common cause, by far, is impact injury. A dental injury can take place during an accidental fall, during a contact sport like football or hockey, or even during an auto accident.
However, broken and cracked teeth can also be caused by tooth decay. As the structure of the tooth deteriorates, it may crack when you’re eating – causing serious pain. A tooth broken in this manner may require root canal treatment.
Teeth grinding (bruxism) can also cause broken teeth. The pressure placed on your teeth can cause them to crack or chip. But it’s important to treat the underlying cause of bruxism along with the symptoms. Consult your dentist for a treatment plan if you suspect you’re grinding your teeth at night.
If you suspect you may have a broken, cracked or chipped tooth, don’t wait. A quick response is critical to preserving your tooth, and minimizing pain. Dr. Nancy William and Dr. Abraam Girgis can ensure that your tooth is treated quickly and effectively. Contact Lakewood Smiles for an appointment today at (562) 866-0406, or visit our office at 5220 N. Clark Ave. Suite 435, Lakewood, CA.
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