If you have a broken tooth, you need to see a dentist quickly. Until you get to see a dentist, here are a few things that can help:
- Thoroughly rinse your mouth with warm water.
- Apply pressure to the area to stop any bleeding.
- Apply a cold pack to the cheek or lips over the broken tooth to reduce swelling and relieve pain.
- Take over-the-counter pain relief.
Depending on the break, there are a range of treatment options available.
For smaller breaks, we may be able to repair the tooth using a filling which matches the colour of your teeth. Most people will never know you had the break.
For larger breaks, options include:
- Crowns which sit on top of the remaining tooth and are designed to be as hard and reliable as regular teeth. Crowns are usually gold or porcelain.
- Veneers which sit in front of the tooth and can fill in space created by a tooth break. Veneers can be coloured to match the surrounding teeth. Some patients select to have a whole set of veneers for a complete smile makeover.
- Fillingss Dental fillings are used to repair and restore the surface of a tooth that has been severely damaged due to tooth decay, a fracture, or some other wear and tear. dental fillings are used to strengthen the tooth structure.
- Implants, which work where you’ve really done a job on your teeth. Unlike dentures, which are removable and can come out at embarrassing moments, implants are attached to your jaw bone and last for a very long time.