Should I Get My Tooth Fixed – Or Not?
Your tooth broke while you were at work today. It feels jagged, but it doesn’t hurt. You still have the pieces, but they’re so small you don’t think it went far into the tooth. At first you think you should call our Encino dentist to set up an appointment, but then you look at your schedule. Maybe month end is coming up or some important meetings and deadlines for a project. You know it will be hard to fit into your schedule.
So, you wait and think, I’ll call next week, next month, when things slow down and I’m not so busy. After all, the tooth doesn’t even hurt.
Your Teeth Don’t Wait
Your teeth are made of three layers: enamel, dentin, and pulp. The outside layer, the enamel protects everything on the inside from damage and decay. The dentin is the softer layer under the enamel. And the pulp is what makes up the nerves and blood vessels in the root of your tooth.
When a tooth breaks, all the layers are exposed. Anything that enters your mouth, from the air you breath to the wine you drink at night, touches your exposed tooth. Bacteria has the potential to enter your open tooth, creating an abscess in your gum and around the root. It can be an extremely painful experience. Teeth don’t get better over time on their own. Broken teeth need treatment right away to avoid an extraction altogether.
Dental Treatment in Encino
Call the office of Dr. Amir Jamsheed for your next exam and dental treatment. We’ll help you work vital oral health care into your already busy schedule. You only get one permanent set of teeth: keep them happy and healthy at Encino Dental Studio!