}May 18, 2022
jDr.. Muhannad Al-Khatib

All you need to know about treating a broken tooth

All you need to know about treating a broken tooth

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    Accidents and other reasons can cause your tooth to break. In the article, you will learn about the treatment options for a broken tooth available in Turkey that will save your teeth and help you restore your appearance.

    What is a broken tooth?

    Fractures occur when a crack appears in the tooth. Sometimes the fracture can be small and harmless and at other times it can cause the tooth to split or split.

    A fracture can happen to anyone, but it is more common in children And the elderly, if you suspect a broken tooth, consult a dental professional immediately.Broken tooth treatment

    What is the part of the tooth that can break and crack?

    Teeth consist of the following parts:

    1. the crown It is the visible part above the gums
    2. root located under the gums

    Both the crown and the root consist of several layers:

    1. port: Hard outer surface.
    2. ivory: Middle class.
    3. core: Thin inner tissue containing blood vessels and nerves.

    Tooth fractures can affect some or all of these layers, and the treatment of a broken tooth depends on where and how severe the fracture occurred.

    Some fractures cause no symptoms, while others cause pain or feeling sensitiveTreating a broken tooth quickly increases the chances of preserving the tooth.

    Causes of tooth fractures

    The most common causes of broken teeth are:

    1. Age Many cracks in the teeth occur at age 50 and older.
    2. Biting hard foods Such as candy, ice or popcorn kernels causes a molar fracture.
    3. habits Like chewing gum and ice.
    4. dental fillings Large root canal fillings or fillers weaken the tooth.
    5. gnashing of teeth.
    6. Shock Including a fall, sports injury, bike accident, car accident, severe blow, or physical violence.

    What is the area most prone to fracture?

    The fracture most often occurs in the upper front teeth and the back teeth of the lower jaw (lower molars), although people usually break one tooth, severe injuries or trauma can break several teeth.

    In addition, people with dental caries They are more likely to suffer from broken teeth, as even with minor injuries, they may have a fracture.

    Symptoms of a broken tooth?

    A broken tooth does not always cause symptoms. When it does, symptoms of the main condition may include:

    1. Pain that comes and goes, especially when chewing.
    2. Allergy To temperature changes or eating sweet foods.
    3. Swelling around a broken tooth.
    4. Toothache when biting or chewing.

    How is a broken tooth diagnosed?

    To diagnose a broken tooth, the doctor will ask about the symptoms the person is experiencing and determine the possible cause that caused the broken tooth, whether due to trauma or an accident.

    For a comprehensive evaluation, the doctor will take a dental history and whether the person grinds their teeth or chews ice or solid foods, and then will do the following:

    • Check to see if the tooth is broken or extracted.
    • Examination of the bite to see if the feeling is painful.
    • Look for fissure lines on the teeth.
    • Examination of the gums for inflammation Because vertical fractures may gum irritation.
    • Passing a light through the teeth to illuminate the fracture.
    • Staining the teeth with a dye to better see the fracture of the tooth.

    Dental x-rays are taken to see the extent of damage and related problems such as bone loss. The imaging may also include a 3D scan called a cone computed tomography (CT) scan that can show bone loss indicating a fracture.

    Use special tools to locate the fracture by checking if the tools are stuck in the fracture site.

    What are the types of dental fractures?

    The type of cracked tooth will fall into one of the following five categories:

    fractured tooth vertical fracture

    It extends from the occlusal surface to the gum, sometimes the fracture extends to the level of the gum and root.

    hair lines

    Small, thin cracks appear on the outer enamel layer of the tooth that do not cause any feeling of pain.

    hump break

    A crack forms around the dental filling. Broken cusps are usually not painful.

    tooth cleavage

    The fissure extends from the surface of the tooth to under the gum. This fracture divides the tooth into two parts.

    vertical root fracture

    The fissures begin below the gum line and extend toward the grinding surface of the tooth. Vertical root fractures may not cause symptoms unless the tooth is infected.Broken tooth treatment

    Can a broken tooth be treated at home?

    There are various steps that may relieve symptoms before visiting the dentist in order to treat a broken tooth:

    • You should put an ice pack on the outside of your mouth to prevent swelling.
    • Rinse your mouth with salt water to brush your teeth.
    • Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory analgesics can be taken when feeling pain.

    Treating a broken tooth at the doctor

    Treatment for a broken tooth depends on the amount of damage to the tooth. Common dental fracture treatments include one option:

    Treating a broken tooth with a resin bonding material

    process is done tooth restoration Crushed plastic resin to fill the crack.

    cosmetic smoothing

    Rough edge filing and polishing smooth out a broken tooth.

    the crown

    or dress-up It is a cover made of porcelain or ceramic and placed over the broken tooth, often Uses For the prevention of vertical fractures and cases where you do not have sufficient tooth structure toVeneer veneer.Broken tooth treatment

    Tooth extraction and implantation

    Complete tooth extraction fully. compensate for it by planting And that's when strong damage appears on the nerve and root of the tooth.

    Root canal treatment

    is done in Root canal treatment Removing the damaged nerve and putting in its place a root filling, which is used when the fracture extends to the pulp.

    Cosmetic faces (veneers)

    veneer A thin layer of porcelain or composite covering the front of the tooth, often used when there is a good amount of natural tooth structure remaining.

    Sometimes your doctor may suggest not treating a broken tooth at all. This may be when the fracture:

    • It does not affect your appearance.
    • It does not cause pain.
    • It does not extend very deep or as far as a hairline fissure.

    Can a broken tooth heal on its own?

    No, it cannot heal on its own, but treating a broken tooth may save your teeth. Restoring a broken tooth quickly can reduce the risk of further damage and infection.

    How long does it take to treat a broken tooth?

    Depending on the condition of your tooth, the restoration and treatment of a broken tooth may take several weeks or months. Your doctor will give you a better idea of how long it may take to treat the condition.

    for example:

    crowns: Your dentist can sometimes make a crown in one day, but it often takes several appointments.

    extraction: It may take to replace the tooth withdental implant months, but with the development of implantation techniques in Turkey, it has become possible to perform an operation Implant a tooth in one day.

    Broken tooth treatment

    Veneers: It may take making Cosmetic veneers Three to four weeks before the dentist can place them.

    Can I prevent tooth fractures?

    Not every fracture can be prevented, but you can reduce your risk by following several healthy practices:

    • Avoid eating hard foods or ice.
    • Take good care oforal health For teeth and gums.
    • recoil mouth guard If you play sports or clench your teeth at night.
    • See your dentist regularly to treat any problem

    Why should I choose treatment in Turkey?

    Recently, Turkey has become one of the leading countries in the field of medical tourism in the world.
    The reason for this is due to the presence of advanced medical centers that provide appropriate treatment by the most skilled doctors and the latest medical devices at a low cost.
    and stay Bimaristan Medical Center It is your first choice For treatment in Turkey.
    We guide you to the best expert specialists in all departments.
    We facilitate the language of communication between you and everyone through specialized Arab doctors who will help you communicate with your doctor.
    We help you secure the right treatment and high-end service in the most modern hospitals and medical centers in Turkey.
    We provide our services extensively and precisely.
    We accompany you step by step towards recovery.
    Free consultations around the clock.
    don't hesitate toContact usBimaristan, your family center in Turkey.

    Frequently asked questions about treating a broken tooth in Turkey

    Should a broken tooth be treated?

    Sometimes a tooth abscess may develop as a result of a cracked tooth, so tell your doctor if you notice symptoms of a broken tooth.

    Can I treat a broken tooth at home?

    No, but these steps may only relieve symptoms before heading to the dentist to treat a broken tooth:

    • Put an ice pack on the outside of your mouth to prevent swelling.
    • Rinse the mouth using warm, salty water to brush the teeth.
    • Take non-steroidal anti-inflammatory pain relievers to reduce pain and swelling.
    How is a broken tooth treated by the dentist?

    The method of treating a broken tooth depends on the amount of damage to the tooth. Common treatments include: a bonding material, a filling within the root, a dressing, veneers, extractions and implants, among others.

    How do I know that my tooth broke?

    You may notice pain, sensitivity, swelling, or signs of infection, but it can also break without any symptoms. It's important to act and see your doctor quickly if you suspect you've had a fracture. 

    How long does the treatment of a broken tooth last?

    When treating a broken tooth immediately, it can last for years without problems in most cases, but even with treatment, cracks may sometimes continue to widen or split, which may lead to tooth loss at some point.

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