Broken Tooth

A broken tooth can be very painful and require immediate dental intervention to prevent further damage.

An injury to the jaw, face or mouth can result in dental trauma. Broken teeth or a chipped tooth can be the result, and are common in people who participate in contact sports, young children or those who have oral piercings.

A chipped tooth, when superficial, can easily be corrected by gently filing down the surface to avoid lacerations to the gums or tongue.

This procedure should be done by a dentist experienced in treating broken teeth. This procedure usually takes 4 to 6 weeks. You will need to get a regular checkup to make sure you are going in the right direction. When you reach that point your dental hygienist will recommend a preventative dental treatment including filling your tooth with a fluoride rinse, using a bone-softener, or even a fluoride enamel paste.

If there is any question about the cause of your tooth damage, your dentist should be able to make this decision for you.

Watch What You Eat

The toxins found in many foods can trigger tooth decay. Many foods contain bacteria, fungi, molds, viruses, and other germs that can give a person a bacterial infection before a tooth infection develops.

Many people think that food allergies are the cause of caries, but your allergens have nothing to do with the type of dentistry you have been assigned.