Sometimes a seemingly minor dental fracture or chipped tooth enamel might not seem to be a big deal Yet some of these cases can also affect the sensitive dentin or pulp within a tooth, leading to increasing problems with tooth sensitivity.
In a situation such as this, it’s best to seek professional treatment from a dentist like Dr. L. C. Chilimigras. The longer you wait to seek professional help, the more likely the tooth is to suffer from more severe complications. The size and location of the fractured tooth enamel will largely influence the treatment plan he puts forth.
In a case where the damage extends beyond the tooth enamel to affect the sensitive core of the tooth he may need to perform endodontic therapy. More commonly known as a root canal this treatment process is designed to replace the affected structures before to restore the tooth’s enamel layer with a dental crown.
If the damage to the tooth was caused by a sports injury or a bad oral habit, you might want to consider using a protective mouth guard or embracing a minor change of habit to prevent further dental fractures.
If you live in the Battle Creek, Michigan area and you have a sensitive tooth that has recently suffered a chip or fracture, you should call 269-964-7660 to seek professional diagnosis and treatment at Lakeview Dental Care.