A broken, cracked, or damaged tooth can occur due to an accident, trauma, or tooth decay. In many cases, sports-related injuries can cause a tooth to chip or become damaged. The most common teeth to break are those in the front of the smile, especially the upper front teeth. If left untreated, a damaged tooth can develop a hidden tooth fracture. A tooth fracture, especially in a front tooth, can lead to broken front teeth or even tooth loss.
A broken or damaged tooth should be treated as soon as possible. The quicker a broken tooth is treated, the more likely it is that our cosmetic dentist will be able to save the natural tooth. Professional broken tooth repair procedures include dental bonding, porcelain veneers, porcelain crowns, root canal surgery, and dental implants. Click the buttons below to learn more about our broken teeth treatments.
Tooth pain may be a sign of a tooth infection, particularly when the pain is intense. A tooth can become infected when decay or damage to the tooth allows bacteria to get inside the tooth or under it. If a bacterial infection causes a pocket of pus to form under the tooth, it’s a painful condition known as a tooth abscess. An infection in your tooth can spread, creating a potentially dangerous health risk.
A common tooth infection is when bacteria have invaded the pulp chamber, causing intense, throbbing pain, which is known as a root canal infection. To treat this condition, a root canal procedure is likely needed. Our endodontist performs this outpatient procedure to remove the infected area and save the tooth. At the end of the procedure, our cosmetic dentist places a crown to protect the tooth. Other common tooth infection treatments include cavity fillings and tooth extraction. Learn more about these treatments by clicking the buttons below.
Teeth that appear too small are often the result of excess gum tissue. Small teeth in adults may cause the gums to appear too prominent or give the teeth a squared, baby-tooth appearance. Our periodontist can lengthen the teeth by removing excess gum tissue. Crown lengthening is an effective method to alter the shape of the teeth, making them longer as needed.
In addition to crown lengthening, our cosmetic dentist also offers a variety of cosmetic dentistry services to improve the shape, size, and symmetry of the teeth. For some patients, the teeth may also need to be wider in addition to being lengthened. Dr. John Koutsoyiannis can help determine which treatment is right for you. We are proud to offer crown lengthening, dental bonding, porcelain veneers, and porcelain crowns to correct small teeth. Click the buttons below to learn more about these small teeth treatments.
Pulpitis is a condition that causes inflammation of the dental pulp within the tooth, which often develops due to cavities, tooth decay, or dental trauma. Inside each tooth lies a soft center called the dental pulp. Because of the soft nature of this substance, a crack, infection, or break in the outer layer of the tooth’s enamel can cause inflammation and infection, otherwise known as pulpitis. Depending on the extent of the injury or disease causing the pulpitis, your mouth, neck, or face can swell or turn red. As with any inflammation or infection, pain is the most common symptom of pulpitis.
There are 2 types of pulpitis, including reversible pulpitis and irreversible pulpitis. With reversible pulpitis, you may experience limited inflammation and a high chance that the tooth can be effectively restored without root canal treatment. On the other hand, if the blood flow and circulation to the tooth have been compromised, the dental pulp can die. The ensuing infection turns into irreversible pulpitis. A root canal is often needed to treat irreversible pulpitis. We offer cavity fillings and root canal surgery to treat pulpitis. Learn more about these pulpitis treatments by clicking the buttons below.