Broken Tooth

Chips, cracks, and breaks can occur to teeth

Even though teeth are remarkably strong, they can chip, crack, or break.  There are several causes of tooth loss, including falling, biting down on something hard like ice or candy, bruxism, receiving a blow to the face, or simply having a weak tooth.  You shouldn’t panic if you discover that you have a broken tooth. Besides, you can’t do much at home to fix a cracked tooth. A dentist can diagnose and fix this problem for you.

Broken Tooth

What should I do if I have a broken tooth?

The best thing you can do is to see your dentist as soon as possible in order to avoid further damage, infection, or tooth loss. In the meantime, you can try the following:

  1. If the tooth is too painful, rinse your mouth with salt water.
  2. Avoid cutting your tongue or cheek by covering any sharp or jagged edges with sugarless chewing gum.
  3. In addition, apply pressure with a piece of gauze to any bleeding areas until the bleeding stops.
  4. Whenever possible, choose soft foods and do not use the broken tooth.
  5. To reduce swelling and relieve pain, apply a cold pack to the cheek or lips.

How Your Dentist Will Treat a Broken Tooth

There are many types of tooth fractures and breaks, including minor cracks, chips, serious cracks and breaks, broken cusps, split teeth, vertical and decay-induced breaks. There is a different treatment for each type of fracture.

Minor cracks:

A light polishing is usually all that is necessary to smooth out any rough spots on the enamel due to the fact that it only affects the enamel.

Cracked tooth:

In some fractures, the whole tooth, including the chewing surface and the nerve, is affected. Despite the pieces remaining in place, the crack gradually spreads. In addition, cracks can sometimes be repaired with filling material. It is often necessary to cap the tooth with a crown to prevent the crack from worsening. You may also need a root canal if the damage is extensive.

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Payment Options / Plans

Payment plans are essentially loans, which can support you in managing the high cost of dental treatment. Rather than paying for your dental work in an upfront lumpsum, a payment plan allows you to pay in instalments over a period of time. We have onboard, payment plan service providers who will make your payment plan’s instalments even more affordable.

There are several payment options available at our surgery including Cash, Cheque, EFTPOS, Credit Card, HICAPS, AMEX and Direct Deposit.

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