Understanding Your Treatment and Restoration Options for a Cracked Tooth

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If an accidental fall, blow to the face or oral accident has cracked one of your teeth, you will need to keep a level head. Most cracked teeth include damage to the internal structures of a tooth. Even if the cracked tooth doesn’t include significant pain, you should still contact Dr. Jose-Luis Ruiz at (818) 755-2920 to get a clear understanding of your treatment and restoration options.

If the cracked tooth causes a lingering or significant pain, it likely means that the crack has penetrated deep into the dentin, pulp or root of the tooth. This often calls for your dentist, Dr. Jose-Luis Ruiz, to replace the damaged internal tooth structures by performing a root canal. Later, a dental crown can be mounted over the abutment to completely restore the function and appearance of the cracked tooth.

In an extreme situation, we might recommend having the tooth extracted. Once your gums have healed, we can start the process of restoring the cracked tooth with dental bridge or dental implant.

Even if the crack in the enamel doesn’t cause pain, you should still have our Dr. Jose-Luis Ruiz team examine the tooth. In some cases, we can repair the tooth with a basic filling or replace the enamel layer of the cracked tooth with a crown.

If you have cracked tooth in Studio City, California, you should not hesitate to call Dr. Jose-Luis Ruiz at (818) 755-2920 to explore your treatment and restoration options.