As hard as your tooth enamel is, there are still some things that can chip it or potentially fracture a tooth. In some of these cases, you might need to apply some basic first-aid measures while seeking treatment from a professional dentist like Dr. Rafah Abdelmonem.
If you have unwanted debris in your mouth, you can gently rinse it away with a little lukewarm saltwater. This can help you better assess the damage to the tooth and might also help soothe some of the traumatized soft tissues in the area.
Dr. Rafah Abdelmonem might be able to repair a small dental fracture by applying a dental filling. However, a larger fracture might not have sufficient healthy tooth enamel remaining to secure a dental filling.
In a case like this, Dr. Rafah Abdelmonem might need to replace the entire tooth enamel layer with a crown. This will use gold, a metallic alloy or dental porcelain to fully replicate the tooth enamel layer of the original tooth.
If the sensitive internal structures of the tooth have been traumatized Dr. Rafah Abdelmonem might need to perform a root canal. This will involve removing the tooth enamel, as well as excising any other compromised structures before restoring sufficient structure to secure a dental crown.
If you are in the Pembroke Pines, Florida, area and you have recently suffered a chipped or fractured tooth, you should call 954-437-6400 to seek treatment from the oral care specialists at Pembroke Square Dental.