There are several things that can potentially fracture one of your teeth. This could come in the form of something traumatic, like a sports injury, or something as simple as nibbling on pens and pencils. If you grind your teeth at night without the protection of a dental guard, you are at increased risk of suffering a dental fracture.
Even if the damaged tooth doesn’t cause you immediate distress or discomfort, you should still seek professional care at Dr. Bogdan Bodroug’s dental office in Vancouver, Washington. As time goes by the fracture could harbor bacterial residue promoting a new cavity.
A small fracture can sometimes be repaired with a basic dental filling. If a large area of tooth enamel was damaged but the interior of the tooth is healthy, Dr. Bogdan Bodroug might recommend replacing the tooth enamel with a dental crown.
Some tooth fractures can be so severe that it damages the pulp or root of the tooth. This could cause a persistent ache, sharp pain, or extreme sensitivity. In a case like this Dr. Bogdan Bodroug might need to perform a root canal. Once the internal structure of the tooth has been restored, he can start the process of fitting the tooth for a dental crown.
If you live in the Vancouver, Washington area and you’ve recently suffered a dental fracture, you should call 360-448-7018 to seek treatment at Quality Dental Care.