There’s something you really need to know about a cracked tooth: It’s something that requires immediate attention from our Pella, IA team. So, while you may find yourself occasionally dragging your feet with certain oral health concerns, this is not one of the times to assume that time is on your side. Well, what’s the hurry, you wonder? Consider a handful of reasons you really need restorative care with us as soon as possible, so you better understand the significance of severe damage and how we can help you!
#1: A Cracked Tooth Hurts!
Plain and simple, one very important reason to see us is the fact that opening your tooth up with a crack means exposed nerves, which definitely means some amount of discomfort. In order to get the discomfort to go away, you need professional dental care to fix the damage, so you can say goodbye to pain (that would otherwise worsen as the damage worsened). Hint: You can take a pain reliever for immediate relief.
#2: Bacteria Will Invade, Damage Will Worsen
Remember that any opening in your tooth, even a very tiny, will permit bacteria to make their way inside. Bacteria that go into your tooth can cause an infection, which can lead to an abscess if not treated, which can mean you’ll need a root canal or even an extraction if you don’t come in soon enough!
You don’t want to end up having your tooth removed if we can save it! Of course, if you do require an extraction, everything will be just fine and you can look forward to a beautiful tooth replacement! Let’s back up for a moment, though: In order to avoid having to worry about additional consequences of your cracked tooth, come in. See our team. Let us offer the restorative care you need.
#3: We Offer Beautiful Crowns!
Generally speaking, if you have a cracked tooth and it’s something we can repair, you will end up with a dental crown. Before you start worrying about what this means for the beauty of your smile, remember that our team provides beautiful restorations! Whether you require a porcelain crown for front teeth or a porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM) or zirconia crown for back teeth, your repaired teeth will just look like lovely, healthy teeth again, that blend with your smile.
Address A Cracked Tooth Immediately
Don’t pretend like everything is okay or procrastinate when you have a cracked tooth. Instead, contact our team right away, tell us what’s happening, schedule a visit, and come in to save your smile health! To learn more, schedule an appointment with your dentist by calling Allen & Neumann Family Dentistry in Pella, IA, today at (641) 628-1121.