If you ever need emergency dental service for a cracked tooth, it is good to know that we are open 24 hours a day for emergency care. At our Mid-County Endodontic Group P.A., you will be seen by one of our expert endodontists, just one of whom is Dr. Jin Hahn; treatment for a Westwood cracked tooth may be urgent, depending on the type of the crack that occurs.
There are many different types of cracks that can occur in a Westwood cracked tooth. Whenever you experience any type of tooth crack, it is important that you contact our office for immediate care. Since bacteria can enter the tooth through a crack, you will want to have this treated immediately before the tooth becomes seriously and damaged and root canal treatment is needed. Sometimes, if a crack goes down beneath the gum line, the tooth may not be able to be saved. In this case, the tooth will need to be extracted and replaced with a dental implant or dental bridge. However, some tooth cracks can be totally harmless. For example, a crack in a tooth may only be a surface crack, and may only need cosmetic dental treatment. Our endodontist will be able to determine exactly what type of crack has occurred. The necessary treatment that you need will depend on the type of the crack that is on your tooth. However, you never want to leave a cracked tooth undiagnosed and untreated because until it is seen by our endodontist, you will not know what type a dental problem you are dealing with.
We hope you never do have a cracked tooth, but cracked teeth can commonly occur, especially since teeth are remaining in the patient’s mouth longer and longer these days. For an appointment to see our endodontist for treatment of your Westwood cracked tooth, simply contact us immediately.