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Dental Issues

Broken Tooth or Molar

If you have a broken or cracked tooth we can help. Teeth can become cracked for many different reasons, from sports injuries to simply crunching on ice. Whatever the reason for your injury you may need urgent dental care. It is very important to fix the issue early because untreated, damaged teeth can cause problems. 

There Many Types of Tooth Breaks

Broken tooth seems to be a pretty general term, however, that does not mean that the solutions are. Teeth can break in a lot of different ways and depending on what exactly happened will determine how your dentist treats the damage. 

  • Craze Lines
  • Cracked Tooth
  • Chipped Tooth
  • Broken Cusp
  • Split Tooth
  • Broken Tooth


Solutions commonly prescribed to treat these types of damage are:

  • Bonding
  • Polishing
  • Endodontics
  • Crowns
  • Veneers

Leaving A Broken Tooth Untreated

Failure to treat a damaged tooth or broken molar can cause permanent damage. In many instances, pain and bleeding may occur with tooth damage. There are a few things you can do to alleviate pain and bleeding before seeing an urgent care dentist.

  • Stay away from applying the medication directly to the damaged tooth.
  • Lightly bite down on gauze or a teabag to address bleeding.
  • Avoid eating if possible, until you have an opportunity to visit your dentist.
  • Do not apply ice directly to your tooth, instead apply ice outside the lip or on the cheek near the injured tooth.
  • Don’t take over-the-counter pain medication before consulting with your dentist
  • Contact your dentist as soon as possible.

How Can You Tell If A Tooth Is Broken?

In a lot of cases, tooth pain will cause patients to schedule a dental visit in case of injury. However, some breaks don’t reach the inner part of the tooth, the part that contains the nerve endings. Other dental injuries only hurt when chewing or releasing pressure from a bite. 

The only way to determine the extent of dental injuries is to get the opinion of a trained dentist. Call Family Care Dental to schedule your consultation now. 

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Comprehensive dentistry starts with prevention and includes everything you need to keep your teeth healthy and beautiful. Find out for yourself today! Contact Family Care Dental to schedule a consultation today.