A blow to the face during sports or a household accident can cause trauma to teeth and soft tissues. The severity of the damage to your teeth will influence the treatment measures that Dr. Jorge Pinera advocates.
A chip or minor dental fracture might not cause an immediate discomfort in a tooth. However, you should still have the tooth examined and repaired to prevent a cavity from developing in the damaged tooth enamel.
Sometimes he can repair the tooth with a simple amalgam or composite dental filling. This often calls for removing a small amount of additional tooth enamel to ensure a strong surface to bond the filling material.
If a large amount of tooth enamel was damaged or the biting surface of the tooth has also been compromised Dr. Jorge Pinera might recommend restoring them with a dental crown. This method of treatment will completely replace the tooth’s enamel layer with an alternate dental material.
In an extreme situation where the internal structures of the tooth have been compromised, Dr. Jorge Pinera might need to perform a root canal. This endodontic therapy will excise any traumatized elements of the tooth while creating an abutment capable of anchoring a dental crown.
If you have soft tissues damage in your mouth Dr. Jorge Pinera can also provide treatment and help you understand the recovery process. This might also include a prescription for anti-inflammatory or pain medication.
If you live in the Houston, Texas, area and you have a damaged tooth you should call 281-531-1000 to seek treatment at Sensitive Dental.