If you have a broken or chipped tooth, you shouldseek an immediate appointment with your dentist. This kind of dental problem may lead to severepain and discomfort, and needs to be treated as soon as possible. Broken molars often occur due to deep tooth decay andsometimes after chewing onhard food.
Prompt treatment will prevent your tooth from getting infected and will help us help you save your tooth.
A broken tooth may often give rise to severe pain and discomfort.This is becausea large crack or break in a tooth exposes the nerve.
If you cannot immediately see a dentist, here are some measures you can taketo lessen the pain from a broken tooth:
Our dentist will assess the condition of your mouth and perform an x-ray on the affected toothto determine the extent of damage. If a small piece or just a corner of the tooth has fractured, then usuallyit can be repaired with a composite filling in one appointment. However, if there is severe damage then you might need toundergomore extensive dental procedures such as a dental crown or tooth extraction.
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