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Chips and dental fractures can vary in severity. Some have a minimal effect on the tooth enamel and might not even cause heightened sensitivity or other symptoms in distress. However, the damaged dental structures could gradually start to trap bacterial deposits causing a severe cavity to develop deep inside the already weakened tooth.

It’s always wise to have any chipped or fractured teeth examined by Dr. Nandhini Bogavelli. A brief examination and X-rays can determine the severity of the distress to the tooth and present you with the most applicable treatment method. This might include applying a dental filling to repair the compromised tooth enamel.

A more significant fracture or a tooth that suffers from a new area of tooth decay might not have enough healthy tooth enamel in the area to anchor a dental filling. In a case like this Dr. Nandhini Bogavelli might recommend replacing the entire tooth enamel layer with a durable dental crown.

If the damaged tooth has come to foster severe cavity, more invasive treatments might be required to fully restore the tooth. A tooth in this condition might require a root canal. Once sufficient structure has been restored to the tooth, Dr. Nandhini Bogavelli can then replicate the original tooth enamel layer with a dental crown.

If you live in the Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, area and you have recently suffered a chipped or fractured tooth, you should call 717-790-2184 to seek treatment at Pristine Smiles.