Broken Teeth

Broken Teeth

Teeth with large fillings can easily break or fracture. Call us as soon as possible to have the tooth evaluated and restored. If the broken tooth is not treated, more serious problems can develop. Broken teeth may or may not be sensitive to air and temperature changes. Sensitivity and pain are not necessarily an indication of how badly the tooth is damaged.

Knocked Out Tooth

Place the tooth in water or a wet towel or cloth. Do not try to scrub or wash the tooth. Get the tooth and the patient to us immediately. The faster the tooth can be repositioned, the better the odds that the tooth can be saved. Time is crucial.

Final or Provisional Crown/Bridge Falls Out

See us as soon as possible to have the crown recemented. If this is not possible, you can use a denture adhesive (FIXODENT®, for example) that can be purchased without a prescription. Place a small amount in the crown and reseat it. Do not try to force it into place. It should not be difficult to put into place. When you cannot put the crown in correctly, save it, and bring it with you to your appointment. We will do the cementation. The reason the crown came out may make it impossible for the dentist to recement the old crown. That decision will be made during your examination.

Broken Partial or Denture

Bring the partial or denture here for repair. Do not try to glue the plastic yourself. Do not use any kind of glue or other similar materials.

Orthodontic Problems

If the appliance is loose, take the patient to the orthodontist. If a sharp wire is exposed, cover it with a piece of wax, gum, a small cotton ball anything to keep the sharp end from poking into the soft tissues.

Call us as soon as possible to explore options for repairing or replacing missing teeth.