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Even though your teeth are tough, it is still possible to fracture a tooth. The cause and severity of the fracture will directly influence the treatment options your Steven A. Beuligmann, DDS Inc team recommends.

If the fracture was caused by grinding your teeth, or if it is otherwise small, we might be able to repair it with a basic filling.

If the fracture was caused by a traumatic event, like a hard fall or a blow to the face, and you have blood or debris in your mouth from the accident, you can rinse them away with lukewarm saltwater.

If the fracture is significant and comes with a sharp or persistent pain, it probably means that the damage extends into the dentin layer or the root. The most effective way to restore a tooth in this condition is for your dentist, Dr. Steven A. Beuligmann to perform a root canal. This will replace the damaged internal tooth structures with a rubbery material called gutta percha before the entire enamel layer of the tooth is replaced with a dental crown.

If you have a fractured tooth in Carlsbad, California, you should call Steven A. Beuligmann, DDS Inc as soon as possible at 760.729.5964 to understand your treatment and restoration options.