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Your teeth have been designed by natural processes to have the strength and durability to chew most common foods. Yet there are some rare instances when a blow to the face or other oral trauma can carry enough force to significantly damage a tooth.

Sometimes a dental fracture is only deep enough to damage the tooth enamel, leaving the internal structures of the tooth unaffected. If the damage to the tooth is severe and it causes a persistent ache, sharp pain, or excessive sensitivity, it will need timely, professional treatment.

In a case like this, Dr. Cody Skinner might need to perform a root canal to resolve the problem.

If the crack is extreme or the tooth has completely split, he might need to completely extract the tooth and suture your gums. Once your gums have healed, our team of dental specialists can help you understand your replacement options. The two most common methods of treatment are to either install a dental bridge or a dental implant.

If you are suffering with a badly damaged tooth in Tucson, Arizona, you should call 520-292-0606 to have it examined and treated at Dentistry on 1st LLC.