Containing the excitement of a growing child is an extremely difficult feat, as there is no limit to their curiosity, vigour and restlessness. Their very nature makes them susceptible to traumatic injuries, which can be the result of a sports mishap or an accident. According to kids dentist Newmarket, children are at a greater risk of a chipped or broken tooth as they are carefree when it comes to dental care. Tooth decay weakens tooth and makes it prone to damage therefore, even the consumption of hard substances can result in chipped or broken tooth.
Traumatic injuries whether mild or severe, require immediate attention and visiting a kids dentist Newmarket right away is highly advisable, as a seemingly trivial injury may result in serious discomfort if neglected. A thorough examination of the injury by a proficient kids dentist Newmarket is necessary to gauge the extent of the damage and it also allows the dentist to determine further treatment. The treatment of a chipped or broken tooth depends on the gravity of the injury and its location.
Treatment depending on the gravity of injury:
- Mild injury: a mild injury can either chip or break a portion of your tooth that does not expose your pulp. A chipped tooth can be taken care of by a tooth coloured filling and in case of a broken tooth the severed portion can be reattached.
- Severe injury: a severe injury can either result in a split tooth or a severely broken tooth, where a significant part of the tooth is broken exposing the pulp. A split tooth spreads from the crown to the root of the tooth and causes great discomfort. In case of a severe injury, kids dentist Newmarket either restore the tooth with a root canal treatment or extract it depending on its condition.
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