What to Do About a Cracked Tooth

Posted: July 11, 2019

Cracking a tooth is always an unpleasant experience. Even if you can’t feel any immediate symptoms, the knowledge that your mouth is vulnerable tends to bother patients, and the longer the problem is left unaddressed, the more likely those unwanted consequences will be. The best way to deal with a cracked tooth is to get prompt attention from your dentist, and if you have pain or bleeding associated with it, you should probably seek out emergency dental care rather than waiting for your family practice to make you an appointment.

Emergency Dentistry for Cracked Teeth

Emergency dental care prioritizes stabilizing patients to alleviate pain and trauma when they can’t wait. If your cracked tooth takes you to an emergency room visit, you will probably have the tooth extracted, and most of the time there is a pain management option available. Often, it is something that is also anti-inflammatory like ibuprofen.

If you wait to see your family dentist, there is still a significant chance of having the tooth extracted. However, the family dentist might seal the small cracks. For better clarification, you should talk to a specialist like Dr. Stanley at The Smile Centre.

What Happens After Extraction?

Whether the tooth is extracted at an emergency appointment or at your leisure by your regular dentist, the next step is probably a dental implant. A dental implant is a tooth replacement option with the most advantages for the average patient, such as:

  • Permanent
  • No dietary restrictions
  • Natural-looking
  • Preserves jaw tissue

The biggest advantage of having a tooth extracted by your own dentist is the easy access to aftercare procedures like implant installation.

Contact Us today

Contact our team today to make an appointment if you have recently cracked a tooth or lost one. You can also, find out more about why dental implants are the most frequently recommended option for tooth replacement today.

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