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.
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
- 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
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
We are located at Suite C, 151 Centre Dandenong Road in Cheltenham.
Frequently Asked Questions
What causes cracked teeth?
What are the signs and symptoms of a cracked tooth?
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?
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.