Suffering a fractured tooth can be alarming and cause varying levels of discomfort. You should get professional dental care for a fracture regardless of the severity. Even if the distressed tooth is not experiencing pain or heightened sensitivity, the damaged tooth enamel could cause later complications
As time goes by, the fractured textures in the tooth enamel could encourage a cavity to develop. When this happens, the area of tooth decay could quickly spread to the sensitive interior tissues of the tooth.
A more serious dental fracture or oral trauma might require immediate first-aid. This can help manage the pain and prevent further complications while you seek treatment with Dr. Tammy Perison.
Inspecting the severity of the damage will help. If you have blood or other foreign matter in your mouth, you can rinse it away with lukewarm saltwater. This will help clear the area while also soothing traumatized soft tissues in the area.
If you are experiencing a sharp or persistent pain in the fractured tooth, it could mean the damage extends into the pulp, root, or nerve. To treat a tooth in this condition Dr. Tammy Perison may need to perform a root canal. This means replacing the damaged internal tissues of the tooth and forming an abutment to provide an anchor for an eventual dental crown.
If you are in the West Seneca, New York, area and you have a fractured tooth, you should not delay in calling 716-674-5256 to seek treatment with our dentist.