Visiting a Dentist If You Have a Broken Tooth

Do you have a broken tooth? If yes, do not let the problem linger for long. Some people assume that a broken tooth isn’t much of a problem especially if there is no pain. But a broken tooth can wreak havoc on your physical health. The problem must be addressed with a dentist in a timely manner.

You may have a broken tooth or teeth due to various reasons such as an accident while playing an outdoor sport, an injury during a simple trip, or biting hard on a popcorn kernel or hard food item.

A broken tooth has the potential of becoming infected and an infected tooth can cause throbbing, and sharp and sudden pain. The infection may cause sleeplessness, swollen gums, produce an awful taste in your mouth, and sensitivity.

If you do not visit a dentist immediately for dental treatment, it may get too late to save the infected tooth. In some cases, the delayed treatment leads to the spread of infection to other teeth and may become bloodborne.  An infected tooth may cause jaw pain too, and you may have difficulty in chewing.

Your dental health cannot be ignored, hence the first thing to do is to speak to your dentist. Do not assume that your pain will subside on its own. If it is avoided for too long, the infection might become worse and even a root canal cannot prevent it. And the last option will be to remove your infected tooth. Your dentist will examine your tooth and recommend appropriate treatment.

If you have a broken tooth, do not neglect it. You can contact Expressions Dental™ Clinic in Calgary to discuss it with one of our general dentists. Make an appointment at +1 (403) 252 7733 or visit http://www.expressionsdental.ca/ to know more about us.

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