If you have damaged a tooth, you should make an appointment with your oral surgeon as soon as you possibly can.
Visiting with Your Oral SurgeonAfter you fracture a tooth, your oral surgeon will need to inspect it to determine the extent of the damage. Depending on how badly the tooth is damaged, your remedies can vary from a simple repair all the way up to complete removal of the remainder of the tooth coupled with a dental implant to replace it.
You should not think that just because the tooth appears to be badly broken it will necessarily have to be pulled. Sometimes tooth injuries look much worse than they are.
On the same token, you should not conclude that a tooth will be a candidate for repair simply because it's only cracked rather than completely broken. You need to have a professional closely inspect the tooth before you can be sure what the extent of the damage is.
Come See Us as Quickly as You Can
Keep in mind that the longer you wait, the more severe the outcome can be. Sometimes you may have only incurred minor damage to your tooth; however, if you wait too long, this damage can worsen and the outcome can change for you.
Let us look at your tooth and we can help you determine what your treatment options may be. Remember, the longer you wait, the worse things can be, so come see us as quickly as possible, particularly if you are experiencing pain or discomfort.
Please contact us if you have any questions about fracturing your tooth.