Sustaining a crack in your tooth is an urgent matter, and one that at the office of Linda Ricks, DDS, MS, PC, we’re pleased to offer immediate care for. The more quickly you take action, the better the chances are that the tooth can be saved, and that an infection will not result.
Why does a tooth become cracked in the first place? Often, it is due to a weakening of the tooth structure that results from tooth decay. You then eat something crunchy and you can hear and feel the tooth break. Most of the time, it is that obvious, but sometimes your tooth can become cracked more subtly, so stay on the lookout for symptoms such as pain that seems to have no reason, or for which you cannot tell which tooth it is traced to; and sensitivity to hot and cold foods and drinks. Reach out to us immediately so that we can get you in to see our emergency dentist in Lisle. A thorough examination will typically be accompanied by x-rays. Assuming that the pulp inside the tooth has not become infected or damaged, you may only need a crown to restore the tooth. However, with harm to the pulp comes the need for root canal. Don’t fear it, though. Our emergency dentist in Lisle is a specialist in performing this procedure, so you can be assured that you will feel little to no discomfort at all. If you still are fearful or nervous, though, we are pleased to provide the additional peace of mind that comes with nitrous oxide sedation. A tooth that has undergone successful root canal, and that is the case over 90% of the time, will be just as strong and durable as your other teeth.
Keep the number for our emergency dentist in Lisle handy, or program it into your phones. If you have a cracked tooth, or suspect you have one, call us without delay.