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Chipped Or Cracked Tooth: What You Need To Know

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Depending on the type and extent of the damage, a chipped or cracked tooth can lead to tooth pain, sensitivity and bad breath. This is because the tooth’s nerve, located at the core of the tooth, is exposed. Not only will this kind of damage make your teeth look unattractive, but it can also affect your bite and lead to further problems with the teeth structure. While it is possible to repair a tooth that has been chipped, it’s much easier to prevent than deal with the issue once the tooth has become damaged.

Here at Burwood Dental Care, we know that a chipped or cracked tooth can be pretty scary, but we’re here to help. Our patients who have experienced cracked or chipped teeth have been able to restore their smile with our highly-skilled Burwood dentist team.

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What To Do If I Chipped Or Broken My Tooth?

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If you have a chipped or broken tooth, then it is extremely important that you have it treated as soon as possible. The longer you neglect your broken tooth, the more likely you are to develop long-term complications. For example, if you have a broken tooth that is left untreated, you could develop an infection in your jaw. At Burwood Dental Care, we provide our patients with high-quality dental care at a reasonable price. A broken tooth can be painful, especially if you have sensitive teeth. To reduce the pain, you should clean the area with warm water to remove any dirt, pus, or blood. If you have a sensitive tooth, you should use a soft-bristled toothbrush to gently clean

If you have chipped or broken your tooth, don’t panic, as there are a few things you can do to repair the tooth or to prevent the chipped tooth from getting worse. If you have dental insurance, you should bring your tooth broken to a dentist for a checkup. Usually, you are required to pay the gap payment if you have dental insurance.

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FAQ's About Chipped or Broken Tooth

A chipped or broken tooth is never a pleasant experience, and if you experience it there are a number of treatment options that can help get your teeth back in shape. Here at Burwood Dental Care we are often asked if a chipped tooth can be repaired or if a broken tooth needs to be extracted. The answer, as with most things, is “it depends”. The main difference between a chipped tooth and a broken tooth is that a crack in the tooth goes all the way down to the root, whereas a chip in the tooth is only on the surface. So a chipped tooth can be repaired by filling the crack, but a broken tooth will need to be re-shaped at the dentist.

Teeth can chip or break for a number of reasons, though the most common culprits are biting hard food or being hit while playing any contact sport such as footy, basketball, or rugby. The enamel on your teeth is what allows the tooth to withstand these sorts of blows. So when you bite too hard on something and shatter that enamel, it chips away at the tooth and will eventually cause it to crack or break completely. If left untreated, this could lead to your tooth becoming infected or even needing to be pulled completely. Sometimes the cracks or chips that appear on your teeth are quite large, and other times they are very small, but either way you should avoid biting down too hard on hard food or any thing else for that matter until you get them repaired.

If you’ve chipped or broken your tooth, it’s essential to know how to protect it from any further damage until you can get in touch with your dentist. If the breakage is under the gum line, then you need to see a dentist as soon as possible.

Apply pressure. Place something soft, like a piece of gauze or a washcloth, over the broken area covering it completely. Press down over the breakage to place pressure on it and lessen any bleeding. Get in touch with your dentist right away for further instructions on how to heal your chipped or broken tooth.

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Why Choose Burwood Dental Care

At Burwood Dental Care, we offer a broad range of dental services so that you can be confident that your entire family is receiving the best dental care for the best value. Our experienced and friendly Burwood Dentist is committed to providing you with the most thorough, yet affordable dental care possible. Our goal is to provide a positive dental experience for each of our patients.

We offer General Dentistry, Children Dentistry, Orthodontics, and Cosmetic Dentistry. Our Dental Practice is conveniently located near Woolworths Burwood.

 At Burwood Dental Care, our patients are our number one priority. That’s why we’ve put together a dedicated, caring team to offer you the highest standard of dental care. We want to take the time to get to know you, understand your dental needs and ensure that every visit to us is as comfortable as possible. We’re proud to call the vibrant, close-knit, family-friendly suburb of Burwood home.

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