|A letter on coronavirus awareness from Cameo Dental Specialists|
Posted on 6/15/2019 by Vladana Babcic Tal DMD
|When people think of a fracture, they imagine it is something that a person will know they have. It does not matter if the fracture is in the foot, the back or in a tooth.
People think that the fracture is obvious to all. The problem is that it is possible to have a fracture and continue to function. If you have a fractured tooth, you may not recognize it because you don't know what to look for. There are some symptoms to watch that could mean you have a fractured tooth.
How Fractures Can Happen
Fractures happen in many ways. One common reason for a fracture is trauma to the tooth. While people think trauma means someone hitting you in the mouth with their fist, there are many other types of trauma that are not as violent. Auto accidents, slips and falls and running into something are all types of trauma that may not seem like they caused damage to a tooth, but could have caused a fractured tooth.
Another common cause for a fractured tooth is something you do to live. Eating food can lead to a fractured tooth. This often happens when you chew on some hard food. It is easy to crack a tooth without realizing it in this way.
How to Recognize a Fracture
Because fractures happen without you realizing it, you need to look for signs of a problem. These are a few of the signs to look for.
If you see these signs, you can try to do a visual inspection, but that does not mean you will see the crack. It is better to visit our office to get a good diagnosis and to determine the best course of treatment.
Contact our office to schedule an appoint with our dental professionals.
The Cameo doctors who lead our experienced and highly trained staff provide exceptional care in a friendly and comfortable environment.
Call Cameo Dental Specialists today to schedule an appointment at one of our locations in Chicago, Berwyn, River Forest and La Grange, IL.