Doctors for Broken Tooth in Lakshmi Narayan Nagar, Hubli-Dharwad
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A broken tooth refers to broken or chipped teeth which are not moved from their original position. A broken tooth is usually caused by trauma - from biting down on something hard to receiving a blow to the face. Tooth decay can also weaken a tooth, eventually causing it to break. Sometimes a broken tooth will cause a toothache or jaw pain; other times it may lead to tooth sensitivity.
HOW IS BROKEN TOOTH DIAGNOSED?
A broken tooth due to injury needs immediate medical attention. The dentist will perform a physical examination along with details of the injury to diagnose the situation. He may suggest X-ray for further detection of the problem.
HOW IS BROKEN TOOTH TREATED?
The treatment for broken tooth is based on the severity of the break. A tooth filling is used to fix breaks to the outer part of the tooth (the enamel). A dental filling may be used for a more serious break involving the enamel and inner layer of the tooth (dentin), but often a dental crown is necessary in these cases. The most serious breaks are those that damage a tooth's nerve. These usually require a root canal to remove the damaged nerve and blood vessels.
DID YOU KNOW?
In most tooth breakages, the remaining tooth may need to be protected with a crown.