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Falling, receiving a sharp blow to the face, or biting down on hard foods or objects – particularly if a tooth is already decayed – can cause a tooth to crack or break.
If you discover you have broken a tooth, don’t panic. Your dentist can help you.
Causes of a Broken Tooth
The possible causes of a broken tooth include:
Cavities can weaken the teeth and lead to a broken tooth.
Biting down on hard objects, such as an ice cube, a piece of hard candy, or a bone.
Trauma a strong blow to the face or mouth, such as being hit with a ball while playing sports can break your teeth.
Poor oral hygiene can make you vulnerable to a broken tooth, especially if your tooth enamel is already damaged or thinning.
Teeth Grinding excessive teeth grinding, also called bruxism, can cause a chipped or cracked tooth or cracked teeth.
What You Can Do
If you have a broken tooth, see your Norlane dentist as soon as possible. Your dentist can figure out if the breakage was caused by a cavity, and if the nerve is in danger. A damaged nerve will usually require root canal therapy.
Until you get to the dentist’s office:
- Wash your mouth well with lukewarm saltwater.
- Using a piece of clean gauze, apply pressure on any bleeding area for about 10 minutes or until the bleeding ceases. If this doesn’t work, use a tea bag instead.
- Apply an ice pack on the cheek over the affected area. This will help reduce swelling and alleviate pain.
- Go to your Norlane dentist right away.
Same Day Dental Emergency at Norlane Dental Surgery
Norlane Dental Surgery is your trusted and experienced dentist, providing same-day care for you and your loved ones in Norlane and the surrounding areas.
If you have a dental emergency, contact us immediately so we can treat the problem immediately and prevent further damage or infection.
For dental emergency care in Norlane, call us on (03) 5278 2666 or visit us at 124 Sparks Road in Norlane.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the signs of a broken tooth?
Why is a broken tooth associated with 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.
Will my tooth completely heal after receiving treatment?
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