Oral trauma can come in several different forms. One of the more disconcerting issues that could result from the trauma is a dental fracture. This is even more likely to befall you if you grind your teeth at night without the protection of a dental guard or if you play in vigorous athletics without a mouthguard.
The severity of the dental fracture will influence the course of treatment recommended at Corey I. Johnson D.D.S., P.C..
If you experience a sharp or persistent pain in the fractured tooth, it could mean the damage extends into the pulp or root of the tooth. To treat a tooth in this condition, Dr. Corey Johnson might need to perform a root canal. This will replace the damaged internal structures of the tooth and form an abutment that will later anchor a crown in place.
Sometimes a small dental fracture can be repaired with a simple filling that is made from composite resin to match the natural tooth shade. A more significant fracture might call for a total dental crown restoration.
If the fracture is minor yet located on a tooth in your smile, Dr. Corey Johnson might be able to cement a dental veneer in place or restore the tooth with a cosmetic porcelain dental crown.
If you are in the Glenwood Springs, Colorado, area and you have suffered a significant dental fracture, you should not delay in calling 970-945-9119 to seek treatment at Corey I. Johnson D.D.S., P.C..