Broken Tooth | Chipped Tooth

 

Fixing A Broken Tooth

Your tooth could either be saved (minor damage), require a root canal and crown (minor to major damage) to complete extraction. 

  1. Your tooth could either be saved (minor damage), require a root canal and crown (minor to major damage) to complete extraction. 

  2. The important thing with any broken tooth is the state of the nerves connected to that tooth. When a tooth is broken, there is less protection between bacteria and the nerve in your tooth, this can lead to painful infections and severe discomfort.

 

 

What not to do with a broken tooth

  • Don’t – chew ice

  • Don’t – chew popcorn kernels and/or hard candy (these can cause further damage to your tooth or a new tooth to crack)

  • Don’t – use your teeth to open a hard shell

  • Don’t – use your teeth as scissors on tape, packaging or ribbon

 

 

WHAT YOU DO WANT TO DO

  • To do – book an appointment

  • To do – if you do need to eat hard foods like nuts, or peanut brittle, chew slowly!!!