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What Happens If You Leave a Tooth Cracked Untreated?


Posted on 12/13/2017 by Office Manager
Cracked Tooth North Downtown Seattle Dental WA 98101
Once you discover a cracked tooth, you need to get it treated as soon as possible. If the cracked tooth is left untreated, a bunch of problems can happen to you.

For one thing, you can end up with an infection in the tooth, which can spread up to your head and neck and go through your whole body, making you sick. It can even be life threatening! So, as soon as you find a cracked tooth, get it treated right away.

Treatments for a Cracked Tooth

There are many advanced dental treatments these days. The dentist will treat you accordingly the way he sees fit. He will fix the crack and provide you with medications such as antibiotics, if there is infection, and pain medication to help relieve the pain. Or, he may just advise you to take over-the-counter pain medication such as Ibuprofen to help with the inflammation.

Do Not Avoid Seeing the Dentist

If you do not see a dentist immediately or at all, a lot of problems can happen to you. For one thing, you will be in a lot of pain. Tooth pain is one of the worst types of pain there is.

When you have pain in the tooth or all through your mouth, in case of infection, you will have trouble eating solid foods and may have to go on a soft food diet or even a liquid diet until you get something done about your cracked tooth.

Another thing that may happen, and this is the worst, is that you can end up with an infection all through your mouth. It can spread to your head and neck and even through your bloodstream and make you sick. It can even kill you!

Contact us immediately if your tooth is cracked. We will help you with the pain and fix the tooth for you. If you have any questions, calling us is a good idea.

If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call us at (206) 623-7783 today.


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