Suffering from a Broken Tooth in Little Fall, NJ?
Picture Perfect Smile regularly sees patients with chipped or broken teeth. It is very common to chip or break a tooth when doing physical activities or biting into something hard. Most chipped tooth do not require an emergency dental care unless the tooth is badly broken or knocked out of it’s place. We provide Dental Services to repair chipped or Broken Tooth.
Causes of Teeth Breakage
Breaking a tooth can sometimes be inevitable and unexpected, but this happens to many people, daily. Most patients that come to our Little Falls, NJ clinic with a broken tooth has either done it while playing physical sports, or by biting into hard foods or materials.
Immediate & Temporary Treatment
Any injury to the teeth or gums can be potentially serious and should not be ignored. Ignoring a dental problem can increase the risk of permanent damage as well as the need for more extensive and expensive treatment down the road. While you schedule you dental appointment, here are some ways to help temporarily alleviate your pain or dental discomforts from a Broken Tooth and in order to avoid further damage to your tooth:
Save any pieces. Rinse the mouth using warm water; rinse any broken pieces. If there’s bleeding, apply pressure with a piece of gauze to the area for about 10 minutes or until the bleeding stops. Apply a cold compress to the outside of the mouth, cheek, or lip near the broken/chipped tooth to keep any swelling down and relieve pain. See your dentist as soon as possible.
Rinse the mouth using warm water
Rinse and save the piece of broken tooth
Take over-the-counter pain reliever if the tooth is too painful
Avoid eating candies and hard foods
Avoid putting pressure on the broken tooth
Broken Tooth Repair and Treatment
Broken tooth treatment depends on how severe the damage is. Your Dentists at Picture Perfect Smile can assess the extend of Broken Tooth damage and provide individualized treatment options. Treatments can vary from simple fillings to lengthy and comprehensive procedures if need be.
Tooth Filling & Veneers
If you have chipped only a small piece off your tooth, your dentist at Little Falls can repair the damage by filling the tooth, bonding or by placing dental veneers if the damage is to your front tooth. If a large portion of your tooth breaks, the dentist may grind the remaining tooth and cover it with a tooth-like cap called a crown. This is made to protect the damaged tooth as well as to improve its appearance. Read more about Veneers »
Root Canal Treatment
If your tooth breaks to a point where it exposes the nerves and blood vessels, the dentist may have to perform a root canal therapy (removing of dead pulp, root canal cleaning, and then sealing it). This is done in order to avoid tooth infection from dead pulp tissues. Read more about Root Canal Treatment »
Make sure to consult your dentist right away if you are experiencing pain from a Broken Tooth. Early treatment and diagnosis of your dental condition can help prevent further damage.
Call Dr. Shahmehdi’s Picture Perfect Smile at (973) 256-2222 or inquire about our Dental Services. We also serve the communities of Cedar Grove, North Caldwell, West Caldwell, Totowa, Wayne, Woodland Park and Lincoln Park.