Plano Emergency Dental | Fractures

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How Age Affects Teeth & Gum Disease

We all know that the way we live and the way our teeth look can have an impact on the way they age. The same is true for gum disease. As we get older, the gums begin to recede, leaving the roots of the teeth exposed. This leaves them vulnerable to bacterial infections and wider damage.

Unfortunately, many of the bad habits we develop throughout our youth can catch up with us as we age. Smoking, for example, is a particularly bad habit that can take a toll on gum health and teeth, especially as we age.

As we age, the nerves in our teeth become less sensitive. This means that we no longer feel the pain caused by cavities and gum disease. As a result, we fail to treat these conditions before they progress to the point where they cause tooth loss. But if we stop smoking and cut down on our alcohol consumption, then we can reverse this process. The problem is that we tend to neglect our teeth until it's too late!

When we get older, we experience physical changes in our mouths, including a receding gum line that exposes more teeth to plaque. And we can't deny that the effects of age aren't always pretty. You may end up needing an extraction of the tooth! Don't worry we can help with that as well. That's why proper oral care becomes so important. While the teeth of older people are more resilient, the aging process is not an excuse to ignore dental care. So, what can you do to keep your teeth healthy? Call Plano Emergency Dental Clinics and let us help you with your preventive dental care.

Different Types Of Dental Fractures

Although dental fractures are common, they're not something to be taken lightly. Even if you're in your late twenties, you may suffer from these injuries. Although dental injuries can be painful, they're usually easy to treat. You can use x-rays and a cone computed tomography scan to see the extent of the damage.

Dentist can also use special tools to locate the fractures and repair the affected areas. Some dental injuries require immediate treatment. While there are several types of dental fracture, treatment must be tailored to each one.

Some dental fractures can cause significant pain or discomfort. Most of them involve enamel and dentin. Some may involve pulp. In this case, your dentist will examine it carefully to identify the type of fracture. If it's vertical, the crack line may irritate the gums.

If you're suffering from a horizontal fracture, it's important to see a dentist as soon as possible. This type of fracture can lead to serious dental issues.

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Types Of Dental Fractures

A dentist can help you to minimize the pain by providing immediate care. Some dental cases are not so serious and can be treated at home. A dental emergency is different from a normal problem. A standard-issue can wait for hours or even days. An emergency requires quick treatment. These include extreme toothache, nonstop bleeding, broken or cracked teeth, and mouth injuries.

  • Bonding is a where tooth-colored composite resin help covers the cracks as well as enhance the smile.
  • Crown repair broken teeth, protect dental implants, and make cosmetic changes to your smile. 
  • Root canal procedure is where dentist can examine your broken tooth for signs of fracture and treat them.
  • Extraction refers to a procedure of completely pulling/removing a tooth to its gum.
  • No treatment works when the fracture doesn't affect physical appearance or does not causing a pain.
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Treatment For A Tooth Fracture

In addition to the pain that accompanies a fractured tooth, other symptoms can also result from this situation. Pain when chewing, temperature sensitivity, and biting pressure are all common symptoms of a tooth fracture.

Splits and tears in a tooth can close quickly or be painfully sharp. Damaged pulp can be painful or even cause infection of the gum tissue and bone. Treatment for a tooth fracture will allow you to get back to enjoying your life.

Your dentist may recommend to practicing good oral hygiene to prevent dental fractures. While it is common to experience it a visit to your dental clinic and regular brushing of teeth can help you avoid having one.

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