When you suffer an accidental blow to the head, face or mouth it can sometimes affect your teeth and the surrounding oral tissues. In some of these instances, sufficient force impacts a tooth causing a chip or more significant dental fracture.
In a moment like this, the wisest course of action is to seek timely professional treatment from a dentist like Dr. David Trebisovsky. If the damage to the tooth’s enamel layer is minor he might be able to treat the compromised area by applying a simple dental filling.
A treatment strategy like this typically starts with our dentist numbing the tooth. Once your comfort has been ensured he will use professional tools and techniques to remove a small amount of the surrounding tooth enamel, which will prepare a surface that will securely bond the eventual dental filling.
At this point, our dentist will harden and secure the dental filling to the surrounding tooth enamel with a special ultraviolet light. The treated tooth will have sufficient structural integrity to handle years of biting and chewing food.
Going forward you might want to take a proactive approach to address the initial cause of the dental fracture. Using a dental guard, protective mouthguard or making a conscious effort to limit a bad oral habit can help prevent further problems with dental distress.
If you live in the Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, area and you have recently suffered a chipped of a fractured tooth, you should call 763-561-7000 to have it examined and treated at Sandpiper Dental.