Have you ever had pain when you were having dinner? As you chew, every instance your teeth touch food or the opposing tooth you have a great deal of pain. If you have pain, there are a number of different dental problems that you could have been experiencing. One of these is a broken or cracked tooth. . A crack can occur for several reasons ranging from a cavity that was not addressed, an extremely large filling, or biting down on a hard object (i.e. utensil, hard candy, etc.) No matter what the cause of a cracked tooth, it can lead to many problems down the line if it is not taken care of properly. Fullerton Family Dentist will be able to diagnose the problem and provide the best course of treatment.
A crack or break is very painful and will be a constant reminder every time you want to enjoy a meal. Treatment is required immediately so you do not have any other issues in addition to the crack. If the crack or break in your tooth is bad enough and is close to the nerve or if it even exposes the nerve, you may need to have a root canal (root canal therapy) performed to be taken out of pain. Fullerton dentistry will examine the tooth to determine if the root canal will resolve your pain and provide a good prognosis for saving the tooth.
If a root canal will save your tooth you will be effectively numbed up so you are comfortable during the whole procedure. During the root canal therapy, the inflamed or infected pulp is removed and the interior of the tooth structure is disinfected and cleaned of diseased and infected tissue and then filled with a rubber-like material called gutta percha to seal the tooth from further infection. You will also have a crown put onto the tooth a few weeks after the root canal in order to keep the tooth strengthened at Fullerton dental care. Once you have the root canal, the pain should go away and you should be able to go back to chewing like the problem never existed.
Ryoo Dental is a Fullerton based family dentistry, managed by Dr. Victor K. Ryoo, a committed dentist. We provide general and preventive dentistry, oral surgery, dental implants and cosmetic dentistry for patients of all age at our Fullerton Dentistry. For a healthy smile, visit Ryoo Dental at the Fullerton Dental Care office.