How to Handle a Broken Tooth

If you have bitten a hard object or food particle and broken your tooth, it may cause pain and suffering. It is important to take immediate attention for such broken tooth. Modern dentistry has various treatment options to deal with such cracked or broken tooth.

What is a Broken Tooth?

A tooth can be broken apart, fractured or chipped. At times cavities present in the mouth also lead to the loss of tooth. Dentists diagnose the damage and decide on which type of treatment is necessary.

Handling a Broken Tooth

When your tooth is fractured or damaged, the first thing you need to do is to visit a dental clinic. Some people do not take necessary steps to treat the broken tooth if there is no pain. However, even small cracks require immediate attention because bacteria can infect the area and lead to the loss of the tooth.

As a first aid you can apply ice packs to prevent swelling and can rinse your mouth with warm salt water before visiting a dentist. You should not completely depend on temporary relief pain medication and seek professional dental care.


Experienced dentists can figure out the right treatment for the broken teeth. In case of a small fracture, bonding is used as a treatment option. Other serious fractures may require extraction or root canal therapy.  Apart from treating the broken teeth with an appropriate treatment procedure, dentists also guide you with the aftercare tips.

New Smile Dental is specialized in treating various dental problems including broken tooth. You can take advantage of a dentist services.

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