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As hard as your tooth enamel is, it’s not uncommon for something like a blow to the face or a hard fall to fracture a tooth. This is even more likely if you play contact sports without wearing a quality mouth guard or if you grind your teeth on a regular basis.

If an accident has left blood or debris in your mouth, you can rinse them away with lukewarm saltwater. This will also give you a clear look at the fractured tooth.

Even if the fracture is minor and limited to the tooth enamel, the fractured area could easily harbor tooth decay. If the fracture is minor, your dentist at Professional Dental & Implant Center might be able to repair it by applying a standard filling.

If the fracture is significant but the internal structure of the tooth is sound, Dr. Yakov Royzman & Karina Zaygermakher might recommend restoring all of the tooth enamel with a dental crown in New York, New York.

If the internal structures of the tooth are damaged, your dentist might need to perform a root canal. In an extreme case, the entire tooth might need to be extracted. Later, the dentist can help you understand your tooth-replacement options. This might involve installing a dental bridge or a dental implant.

If you have fractured a tooth, you should not delay in calling Professional Dental & Implant Center at (212) 579-0552 to seek timely treatment.