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What causes a broken tooth?

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A number of injuries or ailments can lead to a broken or cracked tooth. Some common causes include a fall, a physical injury, and chewing a piece of hard food.

Some people are more prone to broken teeth than others, and common risk factors including grinding teeth, poor dental health, and previous cavities.

Does a broken tooth need to be fixed?

The short answer is yes! A broken tooth is a major dental concern that requires professional attention and treatment. Even if the tooth isn’t causing any pain, it still needs to be repaired.

If left untreated, broken teeth can lead to serious complications including infection, severe pain, and difficulties eating and drinking. Also, the longer a broken tooth is left untreated, the greater the chance dentists will be unable to save the tooth.

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Is a tooth considered broken even if nothing is missing?

If you hit your tooth but don’t notice a chip or any pain, it’s still possible that the tooth is broken. Internal fractures of the tooth (E.G.: vertical root fracture) are possible, even if you can’t see any damage with the naked eye.

It’s likely that these fractures will lead to more damage over time, so prompt broken tooth treatment is crucial to maintaining the appearance and health of the tooth.

What are the symptoms of a broken tooth?

Not all broken teeth produce the same symptoms. However, all generally exhibit at least one of the following symptoms:

  • Visible deformation such as a chip / crack, or fractured cusp in a tooth.
  • Pain in a certain tooth while eating and/or drinking.
  • Swelling and/or bleeding around a tooth.
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How does holistic dentist Dr. Shauna Palmer treat a broken tooth?

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The treatment method for a broken tooth depends on the affected tooth, past patient history, and the severity of the break. Some treatment methods include fillings or crowns (caps) or veneers, but each dentist will choose a treatment method right for each situation.

Breaking a tooth isn’t a pleasant experience, but it’s something most people experience sooner or later. To help fix a broken tooth, give us a call or contact us anytime. 

If you or your loved one experiences a dental injury or dental trauma in West-Kelowna, we can help!

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