A cracked or fractured tooth is more than just a cosmetic issue; it’s a dental emergency. Without prompt treatment, the tooth could be damaged further or become infected, possibly even leading to tooth loss. At Smiles Creator, located at 22116 Ventura Boulevard, Woodland Hills, CA 91364, we provide immediate care for cracked or fractured teeth to preserve your oral health and restore your beautiful smile.

Understanding Tooth Fractures

Tooth fractures can occur from chewing hard foods, biting on something hard accidentally, trauma such as a fall or a sports injury, or even grinding your teeth. The severity of the fracture can vary, with minor cracks only affecting the tooth enamel and more severe fractures reaching the inner layers of the tooth.

When a Fractured Tooth is an Emergency

While minor tooth cracks may not require immediate attention, certain situations should not be ignored:

  1. Severe Pain: If your fractured tooth is causing significant pain, you should seek dental care immediately.
  2. Sensitivity to Heat, Cold, or Sweet Foods**: This can indicate that the fracture has reached the inner layers of the tooth, potentially exposing the nerves and blood vessels.
  3. Loose or Displaced Tooth Fragment**: If a piece of your tooth has become loose or completely separated, you should see an emergency dentist as soon as possible.

At Smiles Creator, Dr. Nader Ahdout and his dedicated team understand the urgency of these situations. We aim to provide prompt, effective care to alleviate your pain and restore your tooth’s integrity.

How Fractured Teeth Are Treated

Treatment for a fractured tooth depends on the extent of the fracture. Minor cracks may only require smoothing or filling. More serious fractures may necessitate a crown to protect the tooth from further damage, or root canal therapy if the pulp has been affected. In some cases, the tooth may need to be extracted. Dr. Ahdout’s extensive experience in emergency dentistry ensures you receive the best possible care.

If you’re in the Woodland Hills area and experience a dental emergency like a fractured tooth, don’t hesitate to contact us at (818) 340-3062. At Smiles Creator, we’re committed to providing immediate, top-tier care to address your dental emergencies and restore your smile.


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