When you break a tooth, it’s a big deal for a variety of reasons. The first and most obvious is that it’s going to feel uncomfortable and it’s going to leave you with a damaged tooth that can be difficult to use. However, why can’t you just do your best and deal with the breakage for as long as possible, you might wonder? Isn’t it impressive to prove that you’re a trooper and don’t need dental care right away? Actually, to the contrary: It’s always best to see us as soon as you possibly can. Become more familiar with the reasons why.
The Tooth Can Break Further
It’s a big deal when you break a tooth because once this tiny structure (your tooth) is broken, the damage is probably not going to stop there. Instead, any sort of pressure placed on your tooth (remember, you use teeth to chew and speak) might make the break worse.
The Tooth Can Become Infected
Your tooth is broken and open, which means bacteria can saunter right on in. The result is often an infection. Receive care right away to avoid the complications of this detail.
You Need Care Today, Not Tomorrow
When you break a tooth, you need immediate care. As a result, we never instruct you to see how your tooth feels and then let us know. Instead, we instruct you to contact our practice the very moment your tooth breaks. This will give us access to your smile ASAP, so we can do our best to salvage and save the tissue, which may include a root canal treatment and dental crown, rather than a dental extraction.
See Us Immediately If You Break A Tooth
Remember that when you break your tooth, it’s essential that you receive care right away. Contact Absolute Dental Care today in Virginia Beach, VA to schedule a visit by calling (757) 428-7440. We proudly welcome patients Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Suffolk, Hampton, Eastern Shore, and all surrounding communities.