A chipped or broken tooth is a common injury. It might occur after a fall on a hard surface, when you bite on a hard or in a traffic accident. Your teeth are very strong and resistant to impacts but are not indestructible.
When a tooth or molar has broken off, this causes a very unpleasant feeling in your mouth. Not only can the sharp edges be painful, the tooth can also become sensitive to touch and temperatures and the risk of inflammation is increased. In this situation, it is advisable to contact your dentist immediately.
What to do after a tooth isbroken
Immediately after suffering a broken tooth, we recommend putting the broken piece in milk. Never store the tooth or broken piece in alcohol or disinfectant. This damages the tooth to such an extent that it cannot be restored.
Don’t wait too long to go to the dentist. The sooner the broken tooth can be repaired, the better. This increases the chances of the broken tooth growing back. If you wait too long, it is possible that the root or tooth will die out and the remaining tooth will have to be repaired by, for example, a crown. You will also have to undergo a root canal treatment to remove the root remnants, among other treatments.
Should a broken tooth be extracted?
Fortunately, a broken tooth does not have to be extracted in all cases. We offer various options for repairing damaged teeth without extraction. Our dentist will determine the best treatment after a thorough examination. The dentist may choose to reattach the broken piece. The best treatment depends, among other things, on the condition of the remaining tooth, how long you waited before treatment and to what extent a filling or bonding is possible.
Get a broken tooth repaired professionally and cost-effectively
At our clinic we have experienced specialists to provide you with the best quality and tailor-made treatment for a broken molar or tooth. We do our best to make sure treatment is as comfortable and painless as possible for our patients. Give us a call now to schedule an appointment.