Cracked Tooth Care
A cracked tooth can compromise your smile and lead to other dental issues. Our Dental Office in San Diego offers comprehensive solutions to address and prevent further complications from cracked teeth. Dr. Taís Trevelin is your go-to expert for evaluating the extent of the damage and recommending the best course of action.
Early Detection is Key
While a cracked tooth may not always be immediately painful, over time, the discomfort can intensify. Regular visits to our Dental Office can help in early detection, preventing the problem from worsening. A biannual check-up can ensure any minor cracks are promptly addressed. When pain arises, especially when consuming hot or cold beverages or foods, it often indicates a more pronounced crack.
Types of Cracks and Their Treatments:
Minor vertical cracks, mostly cosmetic concerns.
Oblique Supragingival Cracks:
Affect only the crown; the broken part might eventually fall off.
Oblique Subgingival Cracks:
Extend below the gum line, often painful and may require both periodontal and endodontic treatment.
Vertical Furcation Cracks:
Separate the roots, typically affect the tooth's nerve and may require root canal therapy.
Oblique Root Cracks:
Visible only below the gum line. In severe cases, extraction may be inevitable.
Vertical Apical Root Cracks:
Located at the root tip, causing intense pain. Often leads to extraction after temporary relief from root canal therapy.
Cracks vary in severity and location. While some might only be detected through X-rays, others are visually evident. When a tooth's root is impacted, root canal therapy, where the pulp, nerves, and vessels are removed, becomes essential. The cavity is then filled, and a crown or filling is used to restore the tooth's stability.
For irreparably cracked teeth, extraction is the recommended solution. Various restorative options, such as bridges, dental implants, or partial dentures, are available post-extraction to restore full functionality.
Reviving Smiles with Precision and Care
Dr. Taís Trevelin has cultivated a stellar reputation in San Diego as the go-to dentist for restoring cracked teeth to their original splendor. Utilizing advanced techniques and state-of-the-art equipment, she ensures that each patient regains both the function and aesthetics of their smile. Her meticulous attention to detail, coupled with a compassionate approach, has solidified her standing as a premier choice for those seeking seamless restorations. When it comes to making cracked teeth look and feel brand new, Dr. Taís Trevelin stands unparalleled in her expertise and commitment. Choose the best; let your smile shine brightly once again.
If you suspect you have a cracked tooth or want to learn more about preventive measures, call Dr. Taís Trevelin at (858) 679-8918 for expert advice. Serving the San Diego region, our Dental Office is committed to ensuring the health and beauty of your smile.
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