Chipped & Broken Teeth: The human tooth is very strong. The average tooth can remain functional and heathy for eighty years, or even longer with proper care. However, that is a lot of years of use, stresses, and “life” that these teeth must endure, and sometimes that can result in a small chip or break.

Here Are Just a Few Reasons Teeth Can Break:

Pain

Depending on the location of the break, there may or may not be immediate pain. When the break reaches the nerve, there may be pain or sensitivity to hot or cold food or beverages. Even if there is no pain at all, it is important to have the tooth checked by a dentist as soon as possible. If you do experience discomfort, over-the-counter pain medications will help in the short term Don’t wait, and suffer in pain. If you’re experiencing tooth pain, call us today for a same day emergency appointment.

Treatment

Fractured or broken teeth can be small inconveniences, or very big problems. Depending on the severity of the break, we may suggest a repair that just smooths down the edge and is repaired with a filling. Majorly broken teeth will require a more complex treatment such as a root canal or a crown.

What To Do If You Experience A Broken Tooth:

If you have suffered a break, chip, or other dental problem, we are available for emergency appointments. Please give us a call at (480) 447-1901 to schedule your treatment.