Even if you're not feeling any pain or discomfort, it's essential to address a cracked tooth as soon as possible. A cracked tooth can lead to further damage if it's left untreated. It may also allow more bacteria into your tooth, which could reach your nerve and result in a painful tooth infection.
So don't wait to call your Bonita Grande Dental team at (239) 301-2713 if you're dealing with a cracked tooth. If you are feeling discomfort, we leave time available in our schedule to help emergency patients find relief, and we can even provide same-day treatment in some cases.
Dr. Gostigian may be able to repair a cracked tooth with a filling, but most likely, it will require a dental crown. A tooth crown covers your remaining tooth structure and protects it from further damage while restoring your ability to chew and eat easily.
If you need a dental crown, Dr. Gostigian may be able to complete the preparation for it right away. Bringing you relief and restoring function to your tooth. You will wear a temporary crown while a dental lab makes your final restoration, which typically takes about two weeks to complete.
If you have a cracked tooth, don't wait to contact your Bonita Springs dentist for some guidance.