If you have cracked or broken a tooth, our Edmonton dentists can repair it to resolve pain and prevent the problem from worsening.
If a tooth cracks or breaks, it can become quite painful. Even if there is no pain, it is best to get to our dental office as soon as possible to help prevent or reduce pain, and avoid tooth decay or infection of the inner pulp of the tooth.
Cracked or broken teeth need to be repaired by a dental professional in order to heal. Not getting these problems treated expeditiously will only cause them to get worse.
Most of the time, broken teeth can be repaired either by reattaching the broken piece of tooth or by bonding a tooth-coloured filling or crown in place.
Here are some steps to follow to manage pain until you can see a dentist:
No, cracked or broken teeth need to be repaired by a dental professional in order to heal. Not getting these problems treated expeditiously will only cause them to get worse.
Teeth are remarkably strong, but they are not immune to damage. There are many ways you might crack or break a tooth, including:
Impact or Injury
Whether due to a fall, a blow to the mouth, or another type of accident, an impact to your face or jaw may result in a cracked or broken tooth.
Biting Down on Something Hard
Biting down on hard food (like nuts) at just the wrong angle, or even chewing on a pen or your nails, can cause damage, chips, and cracks to the teeth.
Having a Weakness in the Structure of the Tooth
Teeth can become structurally weak as a result of tooth decay, a filling, other previous dental work, and a variety of other reasons. A tooth that is already weak is more prone to cracks and breaks.
This depends on the reason for the break or crack, and the extent of the damage. Usually, however, patients recover from dental work within a few days to two weeks after the procedure.
Depending on how bad the break was, the dentist may request that you attend a followup appointment after the initial dental work is completed, to ensure that there are no problems. Otherwise, your dentist will evaluate the repairs during your usual yearly dental checkups.
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