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Signs You Have a Tooth that was Fractured

Posted on 10/13/2017 by Doctor Haigney
Fractured Tooth Lake Norman Oral & Facial Surgery NC 28078
Fractured teeth are just cracked teeth that are breaking down over time. Usually, it can be self-diagnosed because you notice the pain and part of the tooth missing. It is important to speak with our dental specialists to have the issue fixed.

Here are the signs that show whether or not you have a cracked tooth and what you should do if you have one.

Signs of a Fractured Tooth

There are signs that can be seen by the patient when the tooth cracks. These signs are important to watch out for to ensure that the proper care is given to the tooth.

•  Extreme pain in the area of the fracture
•  Visibly broken tooth in the mouth
•  Bad breath
•  Pain that comes or goes when chewing certain foods on that side
•  Tooth sensitivity
•  Discomfort while trying to sleep
•  Throbbing or stabbing pain in the area

While these are the most common symptoms, the pain may radiate to the jaw, ear or head when a tooth has been seriously cracked or broken.

What to Do
If you have a fractured tooth, it is important that you speak with a dental professional as soon as possible. This is to ensure that the tooth that is broken is taken care of. Infection can occur with broken teeth, so antibiotics may be given. The dentist can crown the tooth, a root canal or filling might be required to fix it.

Speak with our dental professionals today to find out more regarding the treatment that may be required for your fractured tooth. You want to have the best dental health possible and through the use of the treatment plans we provide, you can ensure that you will have your smile back in no time. Call today to schedule an appointment to have that tooth looked at.

If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call us at (704) 255-5888 today.

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