Why Do I Need Treatment For A Cracked Tooth?

A cracked tooth is a really serious dental emergency. It will cause serious pain and may cause bleeding. And, if left untreated, the tooth will become infected. This will cause further discomfort, and may make it impossible to save your tooth. By getting immediate care at Emergency Dentist of Austin, you can restore your tooth, eliminate your pain, and get back to your daily routine. Give us a call at (512) 961-6200 right away to get the help you need.

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How We Treat Cracked Teeth

Initial consultation

To begin, your dentist will assess your cracked tooth and determine how deep the crack is. If the crack doesn’t extend all the way down into the root of your tooth, they will likely be able to save it. They'll also recommend the appropriate treatment based on your condition.

Root canal therapy

If the crack in your tooth is very deep, your dentist will begin by treating your tooth with a root canal. They will open up the tooth and remove any damaged or decayed material, then fill up the tooth. This eliminates bacteria and prevents infections. They will then apply a temporary crown to your tooth. You will come back later to get a permanent crown.

Restoring your tooth

If the crack is not very deep, your dentist may simply trim away the damaged enamel, then restore your tooth with a dental filling, dental bonding, or a dental crown. This restores the shape and function of your tooth, and eliminates any pain or discomfort.

Get Help For Your Damaged Tooth In Austin

Chipped tooth

Chipped teeth are pretty easy to treat. This happens when your tooth cracks and part of it chips off. Smaller chips usually don't require root canal therapy, and can be treated with dental bonding. However, large chips and damaged teeth may require the use of both a root canal and a dental crown for treatment.

Cracked tooth

Cracked teeth can usually be saved if the crack doesn’t extend all the way down to the bottom of your tooth (root) and only involves the top of the tooth (crown). Your dentist will typically perform a root canal, then cover up and protect your tooth with a dental crown.

Broken filling repair

Broken, loose, or lost fillings are a dental emergency. This is not as serious as a cracked tooth, but you should still seek immediate care. Without a filling, your tooth will be much more vulnerable to damage and decay, and you may feel pain, discomfort, and sensitivity. Usually, your dentist can simply replace your filling and restore your tooth. This is a very fast, simple, and cost-effective procedure.

Frequently Asked Questions

Not sure what to expect from the treatment process? Here are answers to a few FAQs about treating cracked teeth:

When Should I Call The Dentist And Get Treatment?
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You should call us as soon as you notice that you’ve damaged one of your teeth. The sooner you get help for a cracked tooth, the more likely it is that your dentist can save the tooth. Getting immediate treatment may also reduce the cost, complexity, and invasiveness of the treatments required to save your tooth. Give us a call at ​​(512) 961-6200 to schedule a consultation at Emergency Dentist of Austin today, and get the help you need ASAP.

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