Cracked Filling? Convenient Hours, Flexible Care for Dental Emergencies
Cracked fillings do happen. They are part of life, a natural result of the wear and tear we put on our teeth simply by using them. Chewing some things tend to bust a filling more than others. Chewing on ice is a common way to break a filling. Hard candies, potato chips, and dried fruit can also crack your fillings.
Sometimes it’s just a matter of time. Fillings will weaken the longer they are in place. That’s why you should have your teeth checked regularly. In addition to looking for cavities, your Cincinnati dentist will also inspect your fillings for any holes.
Don’t Ignore It. Call Us.
The most important thing is to not ignore it. Any crack allows bacteria to contaminate the tooth and even threaten the root. It can create an infection that if prolonged can spread to other parts of your body.
Once a filling has cracked, the dentist will first check to see if it can be repaired. Often, you’ll need to completely replace the filling.
If an infection has spread to the root, you may need a root canal to clean out the decay. A dental crown may be necessary following the root canal.
Scheduling an Appointment is Easy
If you do have a cracked filling, don’t panic, but call your dentist immediately. Feel free to fill out our contact form. We are a Cincinnati family dentist with convenient morning and evening hours. In most cases, we can schedule a same day or same week appointments. We’re here for you. We feature a comfortable office and provide gentle family dentistry to the communities of Blue Ash, Sharonville, Evendale, Springdale & the surrounding areas!