A dental fracture is a serious condition that warrants immediate attention. We regularly see people who have suffered fractures and, for one reason or another, put off seeking care. The result is that, in many cases, a tooth that might have been able to be saved and repaired must be removed entirely instead.
Here are some things to consider if you think you may have a dental fracture.
Pain When You ChewThe most obvious indication of a dental fracture is pain in the tooth when you use it. While this pain does not always indicate a fracture—and while the absence of pain does not always mean there is no fracture—it is usually a good rule of thumb that if your tooth hurts while you chew, you may have fractured it.
You should come see us right away if you are experiencing pain or discomfort when you chew. Depending on the specifics of the situation, we may be able to treat you immediately, and we may be able to save the tooth.
Sensitivity to Heat or ColdAnother condition that suggests a possible fracture in your tooth is a sudden sensitivity to hot or cold foods or liquids. While there could be other conditions that produce this symptom, a fracture is a prime candidate to be the cause if you experience this. This is especially so if you have recently suddenly noticed a sensitivity to extreme temperatures.
If you think you may have fractured a tooth, please call us right away. We will want to see you and examine the tooth. Then, depending on what we find, we may have one or more treatment options that we suggest.
We are here to help keep your smile, happy and healthy. So if you have damaged a tooth, please let us know!
If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call us at Centennial Hills: (702) 660-5574, Summerlin: (702) 660-5576 today.