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Broken tooth pain

A broken or cracked tooth may cause a very painful toothache, especially if the inner pulp of the tooth is exposed. That’s where the tooth’s blood vessels, nerve, and connective tissues are, and if that area becomes inflamed or infected, the tooth can be very painful.

If you have a broken tooth you should visit us at Bayswater Dental Clinic as soon as possible.

Broken tooth repair

Treatments for a chipped, broken or cracked tooth include:

  • glueing the fragment of the tooth back on
  • a filling or a crown (a cap that completely covers the broken tooth)
  • root canal treatment for a badly broken tooth where the nerves are exposed.
  • Make your appointment with one of our experienced dentists and they would advise on the most effective treatment for you.

Broken tooth after root canal treatment

Teeth that have undergone root canal treatment are weaker so sometimes they might crack or break.

If the crack is obvious, we will usually restore the tooth using a dental crown. This will help to protect the tooth from further damage. If the crack is very severe or extensive, tooth extraction may be necessary. If this occurs, your tooth will be replaced using a dental implant, or a dental bridge or partial denture in order to prevent any gum or bone loss from occurring, as well as to protect the surrounding teeth.

Lost filling in a broken tooth

If a previous filling in a broken tooth has come out, make an appointment with us. One of our experienced team of dentists would advise you what’s the best method of restoration.

Cost of fixing a broken tooth

We will provide a treatment plan with all costs listed prior to commencing any treatment.

We are very transparent with our fees and they are published in advance. The cost might depend on

  • the severity of the broken tooth
  • the level of experience of your dentist
  • the type of treatment taken.

Dental trauma

A dental injury is when you damage your teeth, lips, gums or tongue. Dental injuries or dental trauma can happen for any number of reasons – everything from a fall or playing sports to road traffic accidents. If you get hit in the face, your teeth can become loose or chipped, or be knocked out completely. It is important that you visit your dentist so that we can treat the trauma immediately.

A broken tooth in an injury and dental emergency

If you have broken your tooth, try to find the fragment, store it in milk and make an appointment with Bayswater Dental Clinic as soon as possible. The dentist may be able to glue the fragment back on to the tooth. Don’t worry if you can’t find the fragment, we will be able to use a tooth-coloured filling material to build your tooth up. If part of a back tooth is broken, it may either need a filling or a crown.

A lost tooth in an injury and dental emergency

If you can’t find your tooth, the space of the missing tooth can be filled with one of the following:

  • Denture – a removable false tooth that you have to take out to clean
  • Bridge – where a false tooth is glued to the teeth either side using a special cementhe level of experience of your dentist
  • Implant – where a titanium screw is placed in the jaw bone, and after a few months a mould is taken so that a false tooth can be made.

Repair of a broken tooth in an injury

If the tooth is badly broken and the nerves are exposed, it may be a little sensitive and may even need root canal treatment. This involves removing the nerve and placing a root filling.

Replacing a lost tooth after an injury and dental emergency

Replacing a lost tooth after an injury with any of the methods above can really improve your confidence and restore your smile. Make an appointment with Bayswater Dental Clinic today to get your smile back.