Broken Tooth

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Any part of a tooth can be broken. The damage may be noticeable, though this is not always the case.

If there is pain when chewing food, or if the teeth suddenly become sensitive to hot and cold, a tooth may be broken.

Any pain associated with a broken tooth tends to come and go. This can make it harder for a dentist to identify the problem, especially if the damage is minimal.

Anyone who suspects that they have a broken tooth should make an appointment with the dentist as soon as possible.

Leaving a broken tooth untreated may lead, over time, to more problems, pain, and discomfort.

Symptoms of Broken Tooth

A broken tooth will not necessarily cause any symptoms. People often have broken teeth without realising it.

Some types of damage do not necessarily require treatment.

If you experience the following symptoms, there may be more complicated damage that needs dental treatment:

  • discomfort when chewing or biting
  • swollen gums around the broken tooth
  • sensitivity to hot or cold foods and beverages
  • pain that comes and goes
  • pain around the teeth and gums that is hard to distinguish

Causes of Broken Tooth

There are many different causes of broken teeth.

Causes of a broken tooth include:

  • biting down too hard on food
  • excessive teeth grinding
  • injury to the face
  • an existing filling, which can weaken the remaining tooth structure

Sudden temperature change can also damage a tooth. For example, this could happen when one burns their mouth while drinking a hot drink, then drinks a glass of cold water to alleviate the pain.

When should you see a dentist?

Anyone who suspects that they have a broken tooth should make an appointment with their Hoppers Crossing dentist immediately, especially when there’s pain and discomfort.

While waiting to see your dentist, the following home remedies can relieve uncomfortable symptoms:

  • rinse the mouth with warm water to keep it clean
  • take over-the-counter pain medications
  • use a cold compress against the cheek to lessen swelling

The longer a broken tooth goes untreated, the more difficult it may be for a dentist to save the tooth. Complications may also occur, such as infection.

Same-Day Dental Emergency Appointment at Sayers Dental Aesthetic & Implants

If you’re concerned about a dental emergency, call us immediately, and we will get you in to see the dentist as soon as possible.

Hoppers Crossing dentist also serves the local communities in TarneitTruganinaWerribeeWerribee SouthWilliams LandingWyndham ValeLavertonLaverton NorthAltonaAltona MeadowsAltona NorthPoint CookSeabrookSanctuary Lakes, and Alamanda.

For dental emergency care in Hoppers Crossing, call us on (03) 9749 1178 or visit us at 483 Sayers Road in Hoppers Crossing.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know if my tooth is broken?

Broken teeth show a variety of symptoms, including severe pain while chewing, possibly with release of biting force, or pain when your tooth is exposed to extreme temperatures. In some cases, the pain may come and go, and your Hoppers Crossing dentist may have difficulty locating which tooth is causing the pain.

Why does a broken tooth hurt?

When the outer surfaces of the tooth are broken, chewing can cause movement of the pieces, and the pulp can become disturbed. When biting pressure is released, the crack can close fast, resulting in momentary, piercing pain.

Irritation of the pulp can be repeated many times by chewing. In time, the pulp will become damaged until it can no longer heal itself. The tooth will not only cause pain while chewing but may also become sensitive to extreme temperature. In time, a broken tooth may begin to hurt.

After treatment for a broken tooth, will my tooth completely heal?

Unlike a fractured bone, the fracture in a broken tooth will not heal itself. Despite receiving treatment, some cracks may continue to spread and separate, resulting in tooth loss. Placement of a crown on a broken tooth provides maximum protection but does not guarantee success in all cases.

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Sayers Dental Aesthetics & Implants

Address: 1/483 Sayers Road, Hoppers Crossing, VIC 3029

Phone: (03) 9749 1178

Email: info@sayersdental.com.au

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