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As hard as your teeth are, there are still times when sufficient force can cause a significant fracture. This could be the result of an accidental blow to the mouth from a sports injury, or something as seemingly mundane as chewing ice. If the fractured tooth causes immediate pain or severe sensitivity, you should have it treated as soon as possible by our dentist, Dr. Milla Openko.

While you wait for your appointment, you might be able to minimize the sensitivity and the exposure of the damaged tooth by gently applying some protective dental wax. This will help secure the area until you can get treatment. There are several varieties of dental wax sold in stores that have been specially formulated not to affect the natural enzymes in your mouth. You should look for the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance to verify that the wax has been researched and tested for safety and effectiveness.

If you are in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, area and you have a fractured or damaged tooth, you should call 412.885.5590 to have the tooth examined and treated by the oral care specialists at Milla Openko, DMD. Let us help you take care of your smile today so you can get back to your regular lifestyle today!