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The structural integrity can sometimes be exceeded by the force applied by an accidental blow to the face or the introduction of a foreign object to the mouth. People who grind their teeth at night or who don’t use a protective mouth guard during vigorous athletics are also at increased risk of suffering a fractured tooth.

Even if the fractured tooth doesn’t cause any immediate sensitivity or discomfort, you should still have it repaired before tooth decay can further degrade the health of the tooth. The severity of the dental fracture will determine the treatment plan developed by Dr. Nidal Obeid and his team.

If the dental fracture is small or only a single surface of the tooth has been compromised, Dr. Nidal Obeid might be able to restore the integrity of the tooth enamel by installing a standard amalgam or composite dental filling.

If the fracture is large, Dr. Nidal Obeid might recommend replacing the tooth enamel layer with a dental crown. If the pulp or root of the tooth has also been affected, Dr. Nidal Obeid might need to perform a root canal in advance of the dental crown restoration.

If you live in the Chicago, Illinois, area and you have recently suffered a fractured tooth, you should call (773) 327-6500 to seek treatment at Family Dental of Roscoe today!