Sep 15, 2019
Things happen. Even with all the care in the world such as mouthguard when you play sports or nightguard if you grind your teeth at night, even if you don’t bite any solid foods - accidents happen. Unlike a broken bone, a cracked tooth won’t heal itself – you have to see a professional in order to repair it.
If you suspect you might have a cracked tooth, contact us at our Apple Dental clinic in Richmond Hill, Ontario immediately. If you have the lost tooth or missing piece, bring it with you. Early treatment will not only repair the appearance of your tooth, but you will also reduce the risk of getting infection drastically. Early treatment will also help minimize the risk of damaging the root or pulp.
Sometimes a chipped tooth is an unpleasant surprise. It can be caused by many things, and not necessarily by a high impact accident: a crack could develop if you grind your teeth, or a root canal procedure might have left your tooth brittle, or a large filling might have compromised your tooth. If you notice pain when chewing or if your tooth is sensitive to hot and cold, call us right away. The earlier we treat the tooth, the better the outcome will be!
Regardless of how you got the injury, immediate treatment by Apple Dental Doctors is the best way to protect your healthy smile. Prompt treatment will restore the tooth cosmetically, protect you against the possible gum or bone infections, and prolong your tooth’s life (in case of more serious damage). We might choose a different course of treatment based on whether you have a chipped tooth, broken cusps, cracks through the tooth, split tooth, crown or root fractures. If you have injured your tooth and you suspect any of these, call us immediately – it is the best way to protect and restore your beautiful healthy smile.