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Broken Tooth or Broken Teeth

What is a broken tooth or broken teeth?

A toothache caused by a broken tooth (tooth fracture) without an associated cavity or advanced gum disease is also known as “Cracked Tooth Syndrome.” Biting on the area of tooth fracture can cause severe sharp pains.

 

What are some of the potential causes of a broken tooth or broken teeth?

Broken teeth are usually due to chewing or biting hard objects such as hard candies, pencils, nuts, etc. Sometimes, the fracture can be seen by painting a special dye on the cracked tooth. Treatment usually involves protecting the tooth with a full-coverage gold or porcelain-fused-to-metal crown. However, if placing a crown does not relieve pain symptoms, a root canal procedure may be necessary.

We treat all dental emergencies, including:

  • toothache
  • abscess
  • cavity (cavities)
  • swollen mouth or swollen gums
  • infected gums
  • cracked tooth
  • chipped tooth or chipped teeth
  • broken denture repair
  • missing tooth or missing teeth
  • lost filling or loose filling
  • mouth infection or oral infections

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