Did you know that tooth enamel is the strongest and most durable substance in your body? Even tougher than bone, it can withstand extensive pressure and abuse over the years. Yet, even your enamel and teeth can crack or become damaged by wear, tear and trauma. When you need a cracked tooth repaired, you can depend on our expert team at Dentistry of Kingwood to care for your smile with top quality general dentistry.
A cracked tooth is a good reason to call us right away. Often a cracked tooth will become painful and sensitive to temperature, but that is just the beginning of the problems that it can create. Once the protective enamel is damaged, the vulnerable pulp of your inner tooth can be exposed to bacteria and decay that can quickly cause extensive damage to your teeth. At the first sign of a cracked tooth, call us for an emergency repair to protect your tooth from further issues.
Repairs to Damaged Teeth
If you have a chipped or cracked tooth, it is essential to repair the structure of the tooth to prevent damage and infection. Repairs depend on the extent of the crack and where it is located. Smaller issues can often be quickly repaired with a filling or bonding. More extensive damage may require a root canal or a dental crown to save the tooth from extraction. Dr. Ghattas is an expert at repairing damaged teeth to protect your oral health and to maintain your beautiful smile.
Cracked teeth are not always immediately apparent. A small crack can form in an inconspicuous area without any symptoms. This is another reason to keep up with regular dental exams. At Dentistry of Kingwood, we use the latest dental technology to identify small cracks during exams to ensure these issues are treated as soon as possible to prevent serious oral health issues. Contact our office today to schedule your exam or treatment of your cracked tooth.