Fractured or Broken Teeth
If you are not feeling any pain the best course of action may be:
However if you are feeling pain we may recommend:
When a tooth chips or break it will not necessarily be painful. Minor tooth fractures may not cause any pain. If however you break a large piece of tooth away, it can hurt. This is because the nerve inside the tooth may be damaged as well. If it is exposed to air, or hot or cold foods or drinks it can be especially uncomfortable. Pain from a broken tooth may be constant or may come and go. Many people experience pain when they chew and put pressure on the tooth.
There is no home remedy for a cracked tooth. You need to see your dentist. Sometimes the tooth may look fine but be sensitive to hot or cold drinks or food. If your tooth hurts all the time, it may have a damaged nerve or blood vessels. This is a serious warning sign.
If you have a broken tooth you need to call Dr Mark Peddey’s dental surgery as soon as possible. Dr Peddey can diagnose the cause of the break and if the nerve is in any danger. A damaged nerve will normally require root canal treatment.
There are several types of tooth fractures and breaks. It is important that the correct diagnosis is made when you break or fracture a tooth because each of these situations requires different treatment.