The last thing anyone wants to do is break a tooth. However, this is a problem that is now happening at record levels! Cracked and fractured teeth are now the third leading cause of tooth loss in industrialized nations, according to a 2002 study.
Dentistry’s final mystery–fracturing– is not well understood as a process. The dramatic change in dental education to focus on cosmetic dentistry has torn attention away from the fundamental and the integral. The importance of the health of the root tooth can’t be overestimated. So what needs to happen when you suspect a fracture? More importantly, how do you assess whether you require professional chipped tooth repair?
There is no way to treat a cracked tooth at home. These are signs that you need to see your dentist because of a possible fracture:
Not all broken or chipped teeth are the the same. In fact, they may show different symptom and can be treated in a variety of different ways.
This blog is meant to help you become informed but does not replace the advice of a qualified dentist. If you suspect a chipped tooth, don’t wait. Only a dentist has the safe methods of ensuring the best outcome possible for your tooth.
Talk to us at Penn Dental Medicine today calling 215-898-8965.
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