Cracked Tooth

A cracked or fractured tooth is a common problem. In all cases, the crack should be examined as soon as possible by a dental professional in order to determine what form of treatment is required.
Dental implants are the best modern dentistry can offer when it comes to replacing a tooth, and, in a previous article, we talked to a number of dentists to get a general idea of what having implants done might cost.
Though reassuring, it can feel like a waste of time and money to schedule a visit to the dentist only to be told that there’s nothing wrong with our teeth. At the same time, if they are ignored, certain symptoms could worsen and cause irreversible damage. So, how do you know whether or not to schedule an appointment?
There are many reasons to stop biting your nails. It’s unsanitary, visually displeasing, and it makes your nails jagged and sharp. For some people, these reasons aren’t enough to kick the habit. If you’re one of those people, here’s another symptom you may want to consider: nail-biting can cause serious damage to your teeth.
Body modifications such as tattoos and piercings seem to be popular forms of self-expression, but, given how important oral health is to overall health, are there any dangers someone thinking about getting an oral piercing should consider?
Whether in sports or everyday life, accidents happen. And, in some accidents, teeth may be lost. So, what’s the best thing to do if this happens to you—how should you handle a tooth that has been knocked out in an accident?
There are many other situations where a tooth might need to be removed. These include baby teeth not falling out, a tooth becoming loose, radiation treatment, in preparation for orthodontic treatment, and more.
If you are experiencing a broken or chipped tooth, call your dentist ASAP; this can be considered a dental emergency. If you do not see your dentist, your tooth can become more damaged, experience infection, and you could ultimately experience tooth loss.