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Cracked Tooth Repair - Sugar Creek Family Dental Fenton, MO

Cracked Tooth Repair

Your teeth are designed to last a lifetime, yet as durable as they are, they can become damaged. Trauma, excessive teeth grinding and decay can all lead to a cracked tooth that can jeopardize the health of the tooth. Without repair, a cracked tooth can lead to serious problems, pain and even the loss of the tooth. When you need a cracked tooth repaired, call our expert dental team at Sugar Creek Family Dental for general dentistry treatments.

Most people are aware when they have a cracked tooth. The crack may be visible or begin causing pain, making it apparent that there is a problem. However, some cracks can form where they cannot be seen and they may even be painless. Yet any crack in the tooth enamel is a critical problem. Once a crack forms, the interior or dentin portion of the tooth can be exposed, leading to decay and infection. If the crack proceeds to grow below the gum line, the tooth may need to be extracted. Regular checkups and exams can help identify small cracks before they become a risk to your oral health, ensuring you can get a repair in time to save the tooth.

Repairs to Damaged Teeth

Repairing a cracked tooth can be performed in several ways. The treatment depends on the severity of the crack, where it is located and many other factors. Some damaged teeth can be fixed through bonding or fillings; others may require root canal therapy or a dental crown. If you have a cracked tooth, Dr. Capati can perform a thorough examination and give you the best treatment options. It is always his goal to save a tooth if possible, as tooth loss can lead to other oral health problems.

If you are experiencing tooth pain or sensitivity, contact Sugar Creek Family Dental right away to schedule an exam. We offer a caring, comfortable environment and convenient scheduling to handle any dental emergency. Makes sure to stay on schedule with your routine exams to ensure that any damaged tooth is identified and repaired as quickly as possible.