What are my treatment options for broken, cracked or dislodged teeth?
The general treatment options available for broken, damaged or cracked teeth are:
- Porcelain Crowns or Veneers
- Temporary braces or brackets
- Teeth Whitening
- Removal of the teeth or Extractions
- Gum Treatment or Periodontal Treatment
We will discuss your dental history and then have a consultation with you to discuss possible treatment options. X-rays or other tests to your mouth, gums or jaw may need to be performed. Don’t hesitate to contact us at anytime to discuss your emergency.
Do I need to see a Dentist about a cracked or broken tooth?
Yes. Wether the tooth or teeth have been knocked out, have become displaced (moved forward or backward or have been pushed in) or have been chipped, there is a risk of permanent damage. Nerves may be exposed and aesthetics may be compromised. As such we may need to see you to reduce sensitivity, minimise or stop bacteria infecting your nerves and restore aesthetics.
Whatever treatment is required, it is best to seek treatment before such things as infection start to spread or permanent damage is caused to your teeth, mouth or gums. Contact us to enquire.
Dental Emergency Treatment Tips
For Toothache & Pain
Dental emergencies require immediate action to ensure the best possible outcomes. Contact us so we can help determine your dental emergency. After you have spoken with us and before we see you, there are a few things you can do (Note: Do not consume alcohol or elicit drugs to relieve pain):
Tooth, Teeth, Veneers, Fixtures
Rinse your mouth out with warm water to cleanse it then put a cold pack or cold compress on the face to keep swelling down
Tooth, Teeth knocked out
Keep dislodged tooth moist. Try placing it back in the socket without touching the root. Alternatively place it between the cheek and gums or in milk
BEFORE AND AFTERS
Following a sporting injury while playing field hockey, our patient required emergency dental treatment. The patient’s front teeth were chipped and partially displaced, requiring a splint to initially hold the teeth in place and allow healing to occur.
We successfully achieved a very pleasing aesthetic result for this patient with very natural looking porcelain crowns and soft tissue laser to re-contour the gum margins.