Have you started to favor one side of your mouth when eating? Begun avoiding just about anything with a little crunch? If the cause of your habits is a sharp stabbing pain that appears out of nowhere when eating, you might just have a fractured tooth. And a fractured tooth is serious business.
While the crack in your tooth may be hard to see, if you can feel it… it means it’s time to have your dentist review the damage. Not attending to such symptoms can result in infection because bacteria can travel deep within the tooth, cause the death of the tooth’s pulp and – possibly – split in two. None of these are good scenarios.
The best solution to avoid these complications may be to be fitted for a crown. At Parkview Dental, we have a tremendous amount of experience with crowns, and work hard to ensure your crown fits well, looks great, and protects your teeth from the rigors of life.
And the best part? There are a variety of crowns you can choose from that provide both strength and cosmetic appeal, allowing you to show off a smile where all teeth match, and that no one will ever know you had fixed.
Mealtime should be an enjoyable event – not one filled with discomfort and pain. Call today to arrange for a free consultation or ask your doctor or hygienist during your next preventative visit how we might be able to help.