Even though your tooth enamel is hard, there are still some extreme situations when a blow to the face or hard fall can fracture, crack or damage a tooth. At the same time, tooth enamel can also be broken by something as simple as grinding your teeth at night or the bad habit of nibbling on foreign objects.
This can sometimes be a traumatic experience, and Dr. Robert Marder shares these insights for providing quality first aid for a broken tooth.
If you have blood or debris in your mouth from a blow to the face, you can gently rinse them away with lukewarm saltwater. This will also help soothe injured gums and give you a better view of the broken tooth.
If the pain does not subside after the initial trauma has passed, or if you experience extreme sensitivity in the tooth, it likely means that the damage extends deep into the tooth. In a situation like this, Dr. Robert Marder might need to perform a root canal. Once the structure of the tooth has been restored, we can go about the process of fitting it for a standard dental crown.
If the damage to the tooth is severe, your dentist might recommend having the tooth completely extracted. Once your gums have healed, Dr. Robert Marder can help you choose to restore the tooth with a dental bridge or a dental implant.
If you have recently cracked, fractured, or broken a tooth in New City, New York, you should call Robert W Marder DMD, PLLC at 212-265-8291 to seek timely treatment.