Now that summer is winding down, the to-do list is probably getting longer, what with the kids going back to school, winter coming, and, for the very organized among us, holiday plans starting to be made. With everything going on, you may think that taking care of a tooth that is damaged will just have to wait — no big deal, right?
However, there are very good reasons why you should go ahead and get that broken tooth fixed without delay. In case you need any convincing, read on!
- If your tooth is left unrepaired, it can cause a lot of pain and further damage. Bacteria and food particles can easily get into a tooth that is broken or cracked. As debris collects in the pulp of the tooth (the middle of the tooth, which is made up of blood vessels and connective tissue), the chance of a tooth infection increases. This is not only very painful; it may cause an infection of the gums and even more problems.
- You don’t have to worry how your repaired tooth will look. Once a crown is placed to fix a broken tooth, it is next to invisible. No one will ever know you even have a crown. They look just like your other teeth – your dentist can even make it so that it matches the color of your other teeth.
- A crown will ensure you can enjoy your favorite foods. If your tooth is infected and painful, you may find yourself going out of your way to avoid chewing on that tooth, or even on that side of your mouth. A repaired tooth means you can get back to your normal eating habits and actually enjoy eating.
You may think you don’t have the time to visit your dentist to take care of a damaged tooth – but in the end you’ll be saving yourself a lot of time, trouble, and pain if you get it taken care of as soon as possible. Call the Konig Center for Cosmetic and Comprehensive Dentistry in Houston, Texas, for help with a damaged tooth. Call (713) 668-2289 today!