How to Properly Deal with a Cracked Tooth

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The enamel layer of your teeth is composed of a microscopic mineral crystal structure that is very hard and durable. Unfortunately, there are still times when something like a fall or a blow to the face can cause a crack in the enamel layer of one or more of your teeth.

A sharp or persistent pain in a cracked tooth is clear evidence that the damage extends down into the dentin, pulp, or root of the tooth. This might require Dr. Moumen Almouzayn to perform a root canal to restore the damaged internal structures and replace the enamel layer with a crown.

Even if the crack doesn’t expose the internal structures of the tooth you should still have Dr. Moumen Almouzayn examine it. The damaged enamel makes the tooth prone to future issues with tooth decay. Sometimes the problem can be addressed with a simple filling.

Once the cracked tooth has been addressed Dr. Moumen Almouzayn might recommend a basic fluoride treatment or fluoride supplements to strengthen the remaining enamel and prevent tooth decay.

If you have cracked tooth you should call Dr. Moumen Almouzayn immediately at 203.245.5101 to assess the situation and schedule an appointment.