Doctors for Broken Tooth in Siddharameshwar Nagar, Hubli-Dharwad
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A tooth may break due to age related degeneration or an accident or fall. Biting pressure and cavities can also lead to cracked or broken teeth. The symptoms include sensitivity to extreme temperatures like hot tea or cold ice cream, as well as discomfort while chewing.
HOW IS BROKEN TOOTH DIAGNOSED?
Dentists may diagnose broken tooth through physical examination. For confirming the extent of breakage, a tooth X-ray may be taken.
HOW IS BROKEN TOOTH TREATED?
If the patient is in pain, Acetaminophen or other over-the-counter analgesics will help in pain relief. Rinsing the mouth with salt water is also encouraged. If there is a sharp or jagged area at the site of tooth break, it should be covered with a piece of wax paraffin or sugarless chewing gum in order to prevent it from cutting or damaging the inner aspect of the tongue, lips or cheek. In addition, consumption of soft food and fluids is highly encouraged and the patient should avoid biting on the site of broken tooth. Moreover, the dentist will always decide the mode of treatment, depending on how severe the condition is.
DID YOU KNOW?
If you notice that your tooth is broken, the first thing is to calm down and seek medical aid as soon as possible, because restless behaviours may further infect the affected area, may cause further damage and can even end up losing the tooth.