Teeth are as strong as bone and covered with the hardest substance in the human body: enamel. Also like bones, they can still break, and a broken tooth can be quite painful. Dr. Martirosyan, our Glendale broken tooth treatment expert, can help.
You may suffer a broken tooth if you:
• Grind your teeth
• Play contact sports, particularly if you do not wear a mouthguard
• Chew non-food items such as pencils, fingernails or ice
• Eat hard foods, like hard candy, some types of nuts or popcorn kernels
• Have multiple restorations
• Expose your teeth to extreme temperature changes, such as drinking hot coffee while eating ice cream
• Drive without a seatbelt
Broken teeth may have small chips, or they may be fractured throughout. Dr. Martirosyan, our expert in treatment of broken tooth in Glendale, will evaluate the tooth to determine the extent of the injury. This will enable us to make the best recommendations for restoring the tooth.
Glendale Broken Tooth
Dr. Martirosyan, our Glendale broken tooth treatment expert, may recommend:
• Dental bonding
• Porcelain veneer
• Porcelain crown
• Root canal therapy
Bonding and veneers can be good options for minor cosmetic damage. These restorations repair or cover the chip and can improve the look of the damaged tooth. More serious injuries may require more extensive treatment. This can include root canal treatment to remove inflamed soft tissues from the interior of the tooth.
If Dr. Martirosyan, our expert in treatment of broken tooth in Glendale, recommends a root canal, this can be done right in our office under local anesthetic. Dental sedation is also available for patients who feel nervous or anxious about the procedure. After the root canal, a porcelain crown is secured to the tooth to restore its size, shape and strength. Porcelain crowns can also be used to hold fractured teeth together or to support a tooth with a large filling.
You can reduce your risk of breaking teeth by wearing a mouthguard or night guard as needed, brushing and flossing regularly, and visiting us periodically for checkups. Call us today to schedule your appointment with our emergency dentist in Glendale.