There are many different forms of dental emergencies, but in many of them, one or more of your teeth may be damaged enough that immediate treatment is necessary to save them. For instance, if your tooth is broken, then it can pose a threat to your oral health in several ways, including damage to oral tissues and problems with your bite function. To avoid such problems, we strongly recommend schedule an emergency visit to fix your broken tooth as soon as possible.
Why It’s an Emergency
When your tooth breaks, it poses an immediate threat to your oral health in several different ways. For instance, the jagged edge of the tooth can scrape and scratch surrounding oral tissues. The weaker tooth can affect your bite’s function while suffering even more severe damage. In many cases, the fracture can also leave the tooth vulnerable to harmful bacteria that lead to extensive internal tooth infection. These issues are on top of the increasingly worse discomfort that the damage to your tooth causes, and along with your toothache, they can only be resolved with professional treatment from your dentist.
How Your Dentist Will Treat It
Because a tooth can break in countless different ways, treating yours will require a comprehensive examination followed by a highly customized treatment plan. For example, if the fracture stops at the tooth’s main structure (dentin), then it may be restored just by placing a lifelike dental crown over it. However, if the break exposes the tooth’s nerves and blood vessels, then you may need root canal treatment to remove the tissues before your dentist can cap the tooth with a crown.
Fix Your Broken Tooth as Soon as Possible
If your tooth is broken, then it may need emergency treatment to avoid becoming more severely damaged. To schedule an appointment, call Lathrop Dental Center in Katy, TX at 832-437-3849. We proudly welcome patients and families from Katy, Fulshear, Weston Lakes, Simonton, Richmond, Rosenberg, Brookshire, Wallis, Orchard, Cypress, Sealy, Columbus, and all surrounding communities.