Your teeth are designed to be hard enough to bite, chew, and grind food while also helping to resist cavities. When you use your teeth as tools, crunch on ice, or nervously nibble on desktop items, the excess force applied could cause a chip or fracture on one of your teeth.
The severity of the damage to the tooth can vary. Some chips are insignificant and might prove easy to ignore at first. Yet other dental fractures can damage a tooth causing problems with increased sensitivity, discomfort when chewing, or a minor toothache.
Regardless of the severity of the damage, it’s wise to have any chipped or fractured tooth examined by Dr. Robert Hauptman. In a short appointment, he can determine the severity of the distress to the tooth and present you with the most applicable treatment method. This might include applying a dental filling or restoring the tooth with a dental crown.
If you forgo professional treatment, the fractured tooth could come to foster a severe cavity. A tooth in this condition might require a root canal. Once sufficient structure has been restored to the tooth, Dr. Robert Hauptman can then replicate the original tooth enamel layer with a dental crown.
If you live in the Madison, Mississippi area and you have recently suffered a chipped or fractured tooth, you should call 601-790-9245 to seek treatment at Gluckstadt Family Dentistry.