A fractured tooth is not only painful, but can also be detrimental to your oral health. If left untreated, tooth loss is likely. We offer a variety of different treatments for tooth fractures at our dental practice in Virginia Beach, VA, to help preserve your tooth and your oral health. The particular restorative dentistry treatment used will depend on the location and severity of the fracture. At The Smile Center, we will do everything we can to save your tooth and restore your oral health while also improving the aesthetics of your smile.
Tooth fractures can result from a wide variety of problems. Trauma is one of the most frequent causes of dental cracks and fractures. Car accidents, collisions during athletic events, and a fall can all cause a fractured tooth. Other typical causes of fractures include:
Depending on the location of the crack or fracture and how deep it is, you may experience constant pain, it may come and go, or you may feel no pain at all. When you are not in constant pain, you may ignore the problem and put off going to the dentist. This can cause the fracture to worsen, and can eventually lead to tooth loss. If you experience any of the following symptoms, we urge you to contact our office as soon as possible for an exam.
Sharp pain when chewing and biting down that is relieved when you stop chewing
The best way to treat tooth fractures is through prevention. For athletes, we recommend custom sports guards to protect your teeth from trauma. If you grind or clench your teeth at night, a night guard can protect your teeth from damage. To treat fractured teeth, we offer a variety of services:
If you are suffering from a painful or sore tooth, contact our office to schedule an exam.