Broken Tooth

Broken Tooth

A broken tooth may occur for many reasons. You may suffer from cracked tooth syndrome or by an accident. Common causes of broken tooth are:
-Sports injury
-Teeth grinding
-Falls
-Physical altercation
-Biting into a hard food or surface
-Physical trauma
-Tooth decay

Like with other broken bones there different types of broken and cracked teeth such as:
Fractured cusp, which occurs when a piece of the tooth chewing surface breaks off.
Cracked tooth which occurs when a crack extends from the surface vertically down to the root.
Vertical root fracture start in the root of the tooth and extend upward toward the chewing surface. These often show few signs or symptoms and are typically discovered when the surrounding gum and Bone become infected.
Craze lines refer to tiny cracks that abfect the outer enamel.

What should I do if I have a broken tooth?

If you are suffering from a broken cracked or chipped tooth, you should contact your dentist to schedule an emergency appointment immediately. If you can’t get to your dentist right away for an emergency appointment, follow these self-care steps until you can. Check out broken tooth ajax.
Rinse your mouth with warm salt water
Try covering jacket or sharp edges with sugar-free gum or paraffin wax if available to prevent cutting the inside of your mouth.
Take over-the-counter acetaminophen only for pain. Other over-the-counter pain relievers such as naproxen sodium or Ibuprofen may cause blood thinning.
Consume only soft foods and avoid biting down hard.

What type of procedures can be used to repair a broken tooth?

The professional Dental team at Rossland Landing Dental Care in Ajax are experienced and caring for and repairing a broken tooth. Procedures used to repair a broken tooth at Rossland Landing Dental Care include:

Porcelain veneers
Dental crowns
Dental bonding
Dental implants
Root canals

Are you a resident of the Ajax area and suffering from a broken tooth? Don’t wait to get help. Contact Ajax dentist¬†immediately to schedule an emergency appointment.