Back in 2022 - Another Broken Tooth
Well I took a long break from writing this blog over Covid but it is time to get back to writing.
Covid is still raging on and I haven't gone skiing in two years but we definitely have been doing dentistry for the last two years. It has been done with a few more precautions than before but basically people are having the same problems and at the end of the day need treatment.
So the latest emergency I had was a patient who had broken a tooth. I had told this patient that they needed a crown on this tooth for a number of years. Not because this tooth had already had a root canal treatment but because this tooth was a back tooth that the patient had been grinding on for years and now I could see the fracture areas starting to become visible. I had warned the patient but you know how it is, if it doesn't hurt then why do I need the crown. or if it isn't broken why fix it. Well at the end of the day you have to believe and trust the person who is telling you these things or else you may suffer the consequences. The consequence here was minor. We were able to fix the tooth and then put on a crown so it wouldn't break any further. Of course it could have been worse and the tooth could have been lost.
Moral of the story, do what needs to be done and if you are not sure get a second opinion but don't wait for bad things to happen.
All the best
Still doing dentistry in Hamilton Ontario Canada
Dr. Ron Barzilay