A Cracked Tooth Might Need a Root Canal

Posted .

Sometimes a hard blow to the face from a sports injury or a household accident can impart significant force to one of your teeth. This could potentially crack, shatter, or deeply fracture a tooth. A situation like this can cause severe pain and significant dental trauma.

In a moment such as this, you will likely need to seek the endodontic care offered at Dr. Alan J. White’s clinic in Staunton, Virginia. Dr. Alan J. White can determine the severity of the damage to the tooth and the most effective method for alleviating the pain.

If the pulp or root of the tooth was significantly traumatized Dr. Alan J. White might recommend performing a root canal. This will excise any damaged tissues from the core of the tooth and rebuild sufficient structure to mount an eventual dental crown.

Afterward, Dr. Alan J. White might also provide you with a prescription for anti-inflammatory or pain management medication. This can help maintain comfort while the traumatized tissues in your mouth heal.

When you’re ready, Dr. Alan J. White can start the process of fitting you for a standard dental crown made from porcelain, gold, or base metal alloys.

If you are in the Staunton, Virginia, area and you have suffered a severe dental trauma, you should not delay in calling 540-886-1979 to seek endodontic treatment at Dr. Alan J. White, D.D.S..