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The enamel layer of your teeth is composed of a microscopic mineral crystal structure that is very hard and durable. Unfortunately, there are still times when something like a fall or a blow to the face can cause a fracture in the enamel layer of one or more of your teeth.

If you experience a sharp or persistent pain in the fractured tooth, is a clear sign that the damage extends down into the dentin, pulp or root of the tooth. This might require the dentists at Eli Lawrence, DDS to perform a root canal to restore the damaged internal structures before restoring the enamel layer with a basic crown.

Even if the fracture doesn’t expose the internal structures of the tooth you should still have Eli Lawrence, DDS examine the tooth. The damaged area might make the tooth prone to tooth decay problems in the future. Sometimes the fractured tooth can be repaired with a simple filling.

Once the fractured tooth has been addressed your dentist might recommend a basic fluoride treatment or fluoride supplements to strengthen the remaining enamel and prevent tooth decay.

If you have fractured tooth you should call Eli Lawrence, DDS immediately at 312-236-9895 to assess the situation and schedule an appointment.