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Broken
Tooth Management

WHAT TO DO WITH A BROKEN TOOTH?

Broken Tooth Management Cheltenham

A chipped or broken front teeth is an aesthetic issue. Often they become sensitive to temperature changes.

Many experience pain while chewing food and at times, and rough on tongue/cheek and lips resulting in ulcers.

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Causes of a Broken Tooth

Teeth break because of a variety of issues, including:

  • teeth grinding
  • large fillings
  • chewing or biting on hard foods or objects
  • trauma
  • abrupt changes in temperature in the mouth
  • age, with most teeth breaks occurring in people over 50

Symptoms of a Broken Tooth

Not every broken tooth will produce symptoms. But when it does, common ones include:

  • pain when chewing or biting
  • sensitivity to extreme temperatures
  • recurring pain
  • swelling of the gum around the affected tooth
Broken Tooth Solution Cheltenham

Broken Tooth Solution

There are many treatments options depending upon the condition of the broken tooth.

From fillings, onlays to crowns are some of the options.

Cases where badly broken teeth beyond repair may require extraction and replacement.

Broken Tooth Management in Cheltenham

If your tooth was knocked out, you should try to see a dentist within 30 minutes.

You should also see a dentist as soon as possible if you have excessive pain or bleeding.

Same-Day Dental Emergency Appointment Available in Cheltenham

To receive immediate broken tooth management in Cheltenham, contact us on (03) 9583 5506 or request your appointment online.

We are located at Suite C, 151 Centre Dandenong Road in Cheltenham.

Frequently Asked Questions

What causes cracked teeth?
Causes of cracked teeth include large fillings, cavities, or are under too much stress due to grinding or bite problems.
What are the signs and symptoms of a cracked tooth?
A cracked tooth may hurt when biting down. The tooth might also be sensitive to extreme temperatures.

As the tooth flexes along the crack line, the nerve is pinched and overstimulated. The nerve becomes sensitive and can even become infected.

How does the dentist fix a cracked tooth?
A dental crown that covers the whole tooth is the only way to resolve the problem.

Placing a tooth filling or attempting to patch the cracked area are temporary remedies that will not stand up to normal biting forces.

A dental crown will provide enough strength so that you can bite confidently.

Oftentimes, the nerves inside of a cracked tooth can die, and your Cheltenham dentist will need to remove the diseased nerve tissue through a root canal treatment prior to placing the dental crown.