Have you ever bitten into something and felt a weird crunch? You pause, wondering what the crunch was. And then, you feel something hard and jagged, realizing you’ve just chipped a tooth.
That watermelon seed you didn’t see, the sharp edge of a fork or even something you wouldn’t think could do damage, like a cookie, can crack your tooth–or teeth. Your tongue usually feels the sharp area quite quickly.
Mouth trauma may cause bleeding damage to the gums, and may require immediate medical attention.
Minor tooth fractures usually don’t cause pain, but if a large piece of the tooth breaks off, it can really hurt. This is caused by the nerve inside the tooth being damaged. It can be extremely painful when nerve endings in the dentin are exposed to air. Hot or cold foods or drinks can cause discomfort or worse.
Let your dentist know when you fracture a tooth and follow his or her advice. If the damage is slight, most times the actual break doesn’t hurt, but what it does to your budget can be a BIG pain.
What does this mean?
When you break a tooth, does it have to be pulled? Not usually, thank goodness, unless it’s really bad. Fortunately, most breaks can be repaired.
There is no way to treat a cracked tooth at home. Your dentist can assess the damage and suggest a solution. Depending on how badly the tooth is damaged, repairs can cost a lot: veneers, tooth replacements, etc.
Sometimes, the tooth will have broken because a cavity weakened it from the inside out. Your dentist will recommend the best way to restore the tooth. In some cases, the decay can be extensive. It might go all the way down to the bone. Unfortunately, the tooth may have to be removed.
If you have a tiny chip, your dentist might repair the damage with filling material. This will prevent it from getting worse and make the tooth look and feel better. If the chip is really small, your dentist may be able to polish and smooth out the chipped area.
Just because “all the king’s horses and all the king’s men” can put your tooth back together again, there’s another issue: it’s the difference in color between the repaired tooth and the rest of your teeth. Your natural teeth can appear discolored next to the dental whitening of the new or artificial tooth. If your teeth are especially discolored due to smoking or coffee, it can be even worse.
What can you do now?
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