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?
The dentist will usually conduct a physical examination first with the help of varied instruments before turning to a tooth X ray so as to measure the extent of the damage to the roots of the teeth that are broken, chipped or cracked.
HOW IS BROKEN TOOTH TREATED?
The dentist may recommend root canal surgery for particularly painful cases. Further, dental filling or bonding can take care of small gaps and chips that have left hollow cells in the teeth. Finally, dental implants or caps and crowns may be installed with the help of cosmetic surgery.
DID YOU KNOW?
In most tooth breakages, the remaining tooth may need to be protected with a crown.