Cracked Tooth Repair

Tooth enamel is the hardest substance in the human body, but unfortunately that does not mean that it is invincible to damage. A cracked tooth is a common general dentistry issue where the crown of the tooth receives too much pressure and will crack. Cracks in the tooth enamel can lead to cavities and decay seeping into the inner structure of the tooth, causing severe damage and the need for tooth repair. Many times, small cracks in the teeth do not need immediate treatment. Dr. Gordon will want to keep an eye on small cracks to ensure that if they expand or become an issue they will receive prompt attention. However, if you know that you have a cracked tooth due to pain or injury, it should not be ignored.

At Gordon Dental of Leawood, we offer specialized repair for a cracked tooth. Early diagnosis and intervention is essential in order to save the tooth. If you have bitten down on a hard piece of candy or ice and cracked a tooth, have injured your tooth, or have any inclination that something is not right with one or more of your teeth, please contact Gordon Dental of Leawood. We will provide gentle and effective cracked tooth repair and restore the health of your mouth.

Repairs to Damaged Teeth

Dr. Philip J. Gordon understands the importance of early repairs to damaged teeth. Cracks within the tooth enamel leave the entire tooth vulnerable to infection and decay. Many times, simply filling a crack within a damaged tooth with filling material is all that is necessary to restore a damaged tooth. Other instances, however, may require that a root canal procedure is done to fully repair the tooth and keep the damage from spreading and causing issues with neighboring teeth. A tooth with a severe crack will not heal on its own, and if it is not treated it will progressively worsen and eventually result in the loss of the tooth. Gordon Dental of Leawood is here to provide exceptional repairs to damaged teeth. Do not ignore the problem! Our gentle and comprehensive dental care approach will ensure that your teeth will be restored. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.