Do you suspect that you may have a broken tooth? Generally, most people notice when their tooth has been damaged. While a fully broken tooth is painful, even a cracked or chipped tooth can cause symptoms of pain, swelling, and sensitivity, without overtly visible signs. Leaving a broken tooth unattended can also result in more serious problems down the road.
Rather than taking your broken tooth into your own hands, take it to Penn Dental Medicine.
A broken, cracked, or damaged tooth is not something to ignore. Despite the fact that a dentist can offer several treatment methods to repair a compromised tooth, people can still tend to avoid the dentist. At Penn Dental Medicine, we strive to help put patients at ease. We’ll do everything we can to ensure your safety and comfort.
While teeth, (particularly the enamel guarding the teeth) is the strongest material in your body, it’s not invincible. There are several fairly common foods and drinks that can lead to tooth damage. Of course, there are also lifestyle habits and behaviors that increase the likelihood of weakening tooth enamel.
According to the American Dental Association, the following five foods and drinks are most damaging to your teeth:
Here are several behaviors that may also cause chipping or breaking of the teeth:
Don’t let concern about the affordability of your visit deter you from making an appointment to have your tooth repaired. The price you may pay for not fixing a tooth may include infection or more complicated dental procedures, such as a root canal treatment.
Dental technologies and techniques are always evolving and improving. Depending on the type of break you have, your dentist can repair your tooth in a variety of ways. Take a look at three frequently utilized methods of repairing a chipped, broken or cracked tooth:
At Penn Dental Medicine, we make it our mission to provide affordable dental procedures to our patients by offering low-cost dental services out of our dental school clinic. We don’t want to see anyone suffer further health issues because they can’t pay for necessary treatment. We accept most dental insurance plans and if your plan doesn’t cover a specific procedure, we offer payment financing so you can pay a fixed monthly rate over a number of months.
And, while your treatment time may be a bit longer, it’s important to understand that this is because Penn Dental Medicine student dentists follow best practices and resolve any urgent infections first. And all the while, each step is carefully monitored and reviewed by an educator.
Please, don’t wait to fix a broken tooth. Schedule your appointment now at (215) 898-8965.