A chip can occur on one of your teeth from a variety of different sources. This could be something as traumatic as an accidental fall that causes a blow to the face, or something as innocuous as grinding your teeth at night without a dental guard to protect your teeth.
Even if the chipped tooth doesn’t cause discomfort or increased sensitivity, you should still consider having it repaired at Dr. Amirhassan Pouradib’s Santa Rosa, California clinic. If too much time elapses, the natural bacteria in your mouth can exploit the compromised tooth enamel causing a cavity to form deep inside the tooth.
A small fracture that doesn’t affect the biting surface can sometimes be repaired with a basic filling. If the fracture is large, but the interior of the tooth is healthy, Dr. Amirhassan Pouradib might recommend replacing the tooth enamel with a crown.
If a chipped tooth has persistent ache, sharp pain, or increased sensitivity it could mean that the trauma has harmed the pulp or root of the tooth. In a case like this Dr. Amirhassan Pouradib might need to perform a root canal. Once this has been completed, he can fit the tooth for a crown made of either porcelain, gold, or base metals.
If you live in the Santa Rosa, California area and you’ve recently suffered a dental fracture, you should call 707-544-8338 to seek treatment and repair at Dr. Amirhassan Pouradib’s clinic.