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“Broke” your Tooth

“Broke” your tooth

broken toothBroken Tooth :

Even though your tooth enamel (outer surface of tooth) is hardest & most mineralized tissue in your body, it might crack or break if you bite on something hard or receive a blow to your face due to sports or accident- particularly if your tooth was already decayed, or due to any old large amalgam filling, or bruxism (excessive teeth grinding), or due to sudden changes in mouth temperature- like eating or drinking something extremely hot & then having icy cool drinks, it can also be due to ageing.

A broken or chipped tooth is not usually a dental emergency unless you’re experiencing severe pain and excessive bleeding; make sure to contact you nearest dental office so that they can schedule your appointment accordingly.

In the meantime, rinse your mouth with lukewarm water and apply pressure if there’s bleeding, place an ice pack to reduce any swelling if present; if it is painful take paracetamol or other over the counter pain relievers, don’t take aspirin as it will increase the amount of bleeding.

If only a small piece broke off your dentist can repair it in a single visit, a severely broken & damaged tooth might require a lengthy procedure.


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