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Cracked Teeth

If you have cracked, broken or chipped a tooth then Real Good Dental can help. When you visit, your dentist will assess the health of your teeth and the severity of the damage. He or she will then advise you on the best course of action.

The treatment of cracked, broken or chipped teeth is vital both to relieve any pain and to protect the long-term health of your teeth. Treatments include providing a filling or crown for the tooth or reattaching the broken fragment of the tooth using glue. For this reason, it is important to bring any fragments of tooth that you have been able to retrieve to the dentists. If possible, place the fragment is a small container together with saliva or milk, this will help to keep it in the best possible condition. If the tooth is very badly broken, then it may be necessary to carry out a root canal procedure. One thing to keep in mind is that teeth can develop small or hair-line cracks that don’t necessarily cause pain. These cracks can grow and can lead to more serious problems and even to tooth loss. This is why it is important to visit your dentist regularly, as he or she will be able to identify and treat cracks before they become a major problem.

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