Dental issues can be uncomfortable and upsetting. You are likely searching for relief. When you have broken teeth, the search for relief can be desperate. Please keep reading to learn more, and then give us a call about setting up an appointment. In cases of dental emergencies, we urge you to call as soon as possible. We can triage you and get you in for an appointment.
What Causes Broken Teeth?
There are many ways in which teeth can break. You may have had trauma to the area from an incident like a fall. There may be damage if you are someone who grinds their teeth, especially at night. That can weaken your teeth and cause them to chip or crack.
Some people who have poor oral hygiene have weakened enamel from years of not taking care of their teeth. If plaque builds up, it can damage your tooth structure causing cavities and erosion. This can mean that you have structural damage to your tooth which means it is susceptible to being cracked and chipped.
Please note that if your whole tooth came out, we may be able to implant it back into your mouth if you get to our office soon enough.
At Home Care
You should only do at-home care for broken teeth while you are waiting to see a dentist. If you have sharp pieces of your tooth cutting up your mouth, you can use dental wax or sugarless gum to cover it, so your mouth is protected.
If your whole tooth came out, putting it in milk can help preserve the tooth to be able to hopefully implant it back into your mouth.
You can take over-the-counter pain medication like Tylenol to help ease the pain. If you have an exposed nerve, it will be very painful, and you should try to get in to get treated immediately.
Treatments We Provide for Broken Teeth
You have options for treatment based on the damage you have to your teeth.
For minor damage, you can consider a veneer or dental bonding. These will help you fix your teeth if your main concern is the cosmetic and structural integrity of the tooth.
If you have enough damage where the tooth cannot be salvaged, you can have a dental implant replace the space where the tooth is missing.
Dental crowns may also be a good option for you based on how your tooth broke.
Call Our Buffalo Dentist Today
If you have broken teeth that need to get taken care of by a dentist, please get in touch with us right away. We can get you in right away and give you the treatment that you need so that you can feel better. Call us today to set up an appointment.