While most traumatic dental injuries occur in children and teenagers, people of all ages can be affected, usually due to sports mishaps, automobile accidents, or bad falls. If you’ve experienced a traumatic dental injury, it is important to visit your endodontist to determine any necessary treatment. Any dental injury, even if mild, requires examination by a dentist or an endodontist immediately. Sometimes, neighboring teeth suffer an additional, unnoticed injury that will only be detected by a thorough dental exam. If you’ve suffered a traumatic injury, don’t hesitate to reach out to Wambaugh Dental today at 844.508.1034.
Chipped or Fractured Teeth
Chipped teeth account for the majority of dental injuries. Most chipped or fractured tooth crowns can be repaired either by reattaching the broken piece or placing a tooth-colored filling. If a significant portion of the tooth crown is broken off, an artificial crown or “cap” may be needed to restore the tooth.
Injuries in the back teeth often include fractured cusps, cracked teeth, or a more serious split tooth. If cracks extend into the root, root canal treatment and a full-coverage crown may be needed to restore function to the tooth. Split teeth may require extraction.