Dental One Associates of Kennesaw
2616 George Busbee Parkway NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144

Straight Talk about Treating Fractured Teeth

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A tooth fracture occurs when a tooth gets chipped, cracked, or broken. Thanks to advances in dentistry, there are now many available and affordable dental care treatments to repair your tooth and restore your smile.

A Dental Guide to Fractured Teeth

Fractures come in different degrees, from a minor fracture like a chip in the tooth’s enamel, to a severe fracture that extends from the tip of the tooth to its roots. No matter the severity of the case, you need to see a Dentist in Kennesaw as soon as you have any mouth pain, tooth sensitivity, or some other cause for concern. To understand fractured teeth, you need to know about the structure of the tooth.

  • The Crown of the Tooth – The visible portion of the tooth above the gums
  • Tooth Enamel – The protective hard, white surface of the tooth
  • Layer of Dentin – A protective yellow layer beneath the tooth enamel, yet above the inner pulp
  • Inner Pulp – The tissue inside of the tooth surrounding its nerves, yet above its roots and bone

Four Ways to Treat a Tooth Fracture

The first step in treatment is going to a Dentist in Kennesaw as soon as you sense any pain or problem. Then, the dentist can perform a series of tests to diagnose the problem and develop a treatment plan. If a fractured tooth is difficult to locate with these tests, then dental x-rays will be needed to detect and diagnose the problem. The treatment for the fracture will depend on its severity and extent. Most affordable dental care specialists prescribe the following treatments for each form of fracture:

  1. A Sedative Dressing – Only used for mild fractures, this treatment involves the Dentist in Kennesaw simply using a sedative dressing on the tooth to soothe any pain. The tooth would need to be re-examined in a couple of weeks to determine the need for additional treatment, as well as be closely monitored for the next year.
  2. Dental Bonding – Often advised for more serious fractures that loosen a tooth and cause gums to bleed, this treatment could prevent the tooth from falling out. The procedure involves bonding the loose tooth to the adjacent teeth to secure it in place and give the tooth’s tissue and bone a chance to heal.
  3. A Root Canal – To treat a tooth fracture that’s highly likely to get infected, a root canal may be required before proceeding with another treatment.
  4. Extracting the Fractured Tooth – In the most severe cases where the fracture extends through the entire tooth to its roots and the tooth can’t be saved, it will need to be removed. After the tooth is extracted, the Dentist in Kennesaw will typically replace it with a dental implant. Be aware that the area needs to be monitored closely over the next year and may require a future root canal or other type treatment if the tooth’s pulp gets affected or infected.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Kennesaw, call Dental One Associates of Kennesaw today at (404) 381-1480 or make an appointment.

Dental One Associates offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Kennesaw. With 8 affiliated practices throughout Georgia, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Dental One Associates of Kennesaw, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Dental One Associates of Kennesaw.

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