Your child has fractured a permanent tooth. Today's
treatment is a preventive procedure to reduce tooth
sensitivity and enhance the chances of the nerve's
The exposed dentin (inner layer of the tooth) is usually
sensitive to cold and sweet things. As a result, we have
placed an insulating base material to thermally protect
the tooth. It is a bonded resin material that should help
keep your child comfortable.
If the tooth has no symptoms, a final bonded filling
will be placed onto the tooth to replace the part that
was broken away. The usual life expectancy of
these bonded fillings is 3-5 years.
If any symptoms arise (particularly cold sensi-
tivity) be sure to call the office for followup.
Note: I actually DRAW on these diagrams to
demonstrate where the fracture occurred, relative
to the nerve, etc.
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