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Dental trauma can damage a healthy tooth in a variety of ways. Even if the affected area  doesn’t cause you any initial discomfort, you should still have it examined by our dentist, Dr. Nicholas Nicastro Jr.. The size and location of the damage. And the tooth’s position in your smile enamel, will be factors the treatment plan the dentist recommends. The general health and structural integrity of the tooth can also be a factor in determining the most effective treatment option.

If the chip is limited to the tooth enamel layer, the dentist might be able to repair it with a basic dental filling. This treatment plan involves placing a special dental material into the compromised area after the tooth has been sufficiently numbed. If the structural integrity of the tooth has been compromised or the tooth has a preexisting filling, your dentist may recommend a dental crown restoration.  This treatment will replace the tooth’s enamel layer with a special dental grade material.  In a case of severe dental trauma where the sensitive core of the tooth has been compromised he might need to perform a root canal before placing a dental crown.

If you live in the Port Jefferson Station, New York, area, and you have recently suffered a chipped or fractured tooth, you should call 631-928-2020 to schedule an appointment at N.J. Nicastro Dental PC.