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The enamel layer on each of your teeth is very hard. This is what allows you to bite off and chew tough foods like nuts, beef jerky, and apples. There are extreme situations, where you might suffer a bad fall, blow to the face or other accident that applies enough force to one of your teeth to break it, crack or fracture it severely.

The result of a situation like this is almost always serious, and requires the immediate care of the highly trained dental professionals at Kenneth M. Schweizer, DDS, PA.

At first the trauma of the accident might be shocking and cause short term pain. If the initial pain subsides after a few minutes, it could mean the crack is shallow and limited to the enamel layer of the tooth.

If the pain does not subside after the initial trauma has passed, or you experience, extreme sensitivity in the tooth, it likely means that the damage extends deep into the tooth. In a situation like this we might need to perform a root canal to restore enough structure to the tooth to secure a crown in place.

It is also possible that the damage is so extreme that the tooth might need to be extracted before Kenneth M. Schweizer, DDS, PA can restore it later on, after your gums have healed.

If you have recently cracked, fractured, or broken a tooth, you should not delay in contacting Kenneth M. Schweizer, DDS, PA at 941-926-4888 for immediate relief of this most serious problem.