As hard as your tooth enamel is, there are still times when a blow to the face or an accidental fall can actually crack a tooth. This is even more likely to happen, if you participate in contact sports without the benefit of a quality mouth guard.
How severely the tooth is cracked will determine the course of treatment and restoration that Dr. Kenneth Pollary advocates.
If the cracked tooth causes a persistent ache, sharp pain, or excessive sensitivity, it likely means the damage extends down into the pulp or root of the tooth. In a case like this, Dr. Kenneth Pollary might need to perform a root canal to resolve the problem.
If the crack is extreme or the tooth has completely split, he might need to completely extract the tooth and suture your gums. Once your gums have completely healed, he can help you understand your restoration options. The two most common methods are to either install a bridge or use a dental implant with a crown.
If the crack is shallow, and limited to just the tooth enamel, then Dr. Kenneth Pollary might be able to repair it with a standard filling. However, if too much tooth enamel has been damaged, then the best course of action, might be to simply restore the tooth with a crown.
If you have a cracked tooth you should not delay in contacting Dr. Kenneth Pollary’s office in Colorado Springs, Colorado at 719-591-0750 for immediate treatment.