Dental fractures are often the unfortunate result of a foreign object introduced to the mouth or related to some form of oral trauma. They could be related to a fall in the home, a sports injury or some other type of physical injury that impacts the mouth.
The damage to a tooth and its enamel layer can vary from case to case. Some minor dental fractures don’t cause immediate pain and sensitivity, yet others can cause severe harm to the sensitive core structures of a tooth. Sometimes the damage can be so significant that it leads to the loss of a tooth.
If you have recently suffered a fractured tooth in the Charlotte, North Carolina area, you need to have it examined and treated as soon as possible. Here at Prosthodontics of the Carolinas, Dr. Ralph M. Hoffmann can quickly assess the severity of the damage to your tooth and the soft tissues in your mouth. Once this is done he will present you with an effective treatment plan.
Your plan might include performing a dental crown restoration to essentially replace the entire tooth enamel layer. If the damage to the tooth extends into the pulp or root he might need to perform endodontic therapy in advance of the dental crown restoration.
If you are the Charlotte, North Carolina, area and you have just suffered a fractured tooth, you should call 704-364-3770 to schedule an appointment at Prosthodontics of the Carolinas.