Oral trauma, such as a blow to the face or a hard fall, can sometimes come with serious complications. Things like participating in a contact sport without wearing a quality mouthguard or using your teeth as tools will significantly increase your chances of suffering damage to one or more of your teeth. If a fracture penetrates deep into a tooth or if it causes a crack that also damages the pulp or root of the tooth, it will require immediate treatment.
At Skyline Dental Associates, Dr. Leila Ebrahimpoor specializes in treating problems with the internal structures of teeth.
In cases when significant damage has occurred in the pulp or root of the tooth, Dr. Leila Ebrahimpoor might recommend endodontic therapy in Ottawa, Ontario. Often referred to as a root canal, this special dental therapy is designed to remove the tooth enamel as well as any other damaged tissues within the tooth.
This will effectively treat the pain and prevent a dangerous infection or abscess from forming in your gums.
Dr. Leila Ebrahimpoor and her endodontic specialists will then rebuild the internal structures of the tooth to create a post-shaped structure called an abutment. This will serve as an anchor point for an eventual dental crown.
Once it has been installed, the crown and newly restored tooth will last you for many years to come.
If you have suffered a severely fractured or cracked tooth, you should call (613) 226-4562 as soon as possible to seek treatment at our endodontic clinic.