Southern Dental Group

I Broke My Tooth! Now What?

February 27, 2018
Posted By: Southern Dental Group
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A broken tooth causes stress, to say the least. You might feel a sense of panic when you realize that part of your tooth came off while eating and you may even feel pain or sensitivity. Searching for a dentist to treat a dental emergency in 43501 can give you many options, but heading into a new office needs to be a good experience, especially when you need immediate care.

At Southern Dental Group, we treat our patients like family and address dental emergencies quickly so that you can feel comfortable again.

What Happens When You Break a Tooth

You may feel pain when you break a tooth, but if the fracture does not occur close to the nerve, the jagged feeling of your tooth against your tongue or inside of your mouth might be the most annoying feeling you experience. Either way, treating your broken tooth promptly is important because your enamel is no longer protecting the entire tooth, exposing it to continued breakdown.

We will take an x-ray to ensure that no underlying decay exists and to rule out an infection in the tooth’s canal. Once Dr. Pope has your x-ray for diagnosis, he will recommend a dental restoration – usually either a filling or crown – to repair your tooth.

We know that dental emergencies can cause anxiety and we never want a fear of pain to cause additional concern. We will numb your tooth completely for your procedure. We invite you to lean back and relax while we take care of you. 

Dental crowns typically require two appointments to complete, but we offer CEREC dentistry, which can be completed in a single visit. For most dental crowns, this is a possibility. Exceptions include front teeth or molars, which require a metal crown. We are happy to discuss all of your options so that you can make the best choice for your smile.

If dental emergencies in 42501 lead you to our dental office, we look forward to treating you with the care and compassion you deserve.

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