Fractured Tooth

A fractured or broken tooth can be disturbing at best or excruciatingly painful at its worst. They are often but not exclusively associated with overt trauma however there may be times when such fractures literally occur over a soft piece of bread. Although dental Ellis Classification of fractures exist it is perhaps easier to think of teeth as living organs of our body. Simply put the deeper the fracture and the greater the force on the tooth the more likely the complications. Just as with the skin of our arm for example a light surface abrasion of the skin heals quickly with little chance of infection if properly cleansed..However a more intrusive and deeper wound would have potentially greater pain and risk of infection. So too with our teeth. Treatment of such effected teeth may range from simple smoothing of the rough edge or if more extensive a bonded filling and in extreme cases a crown may be required.A proper consultation reviewing your treatment options is the first step. If however you are looking for immediate relief should a sharp edge be irritating , a small piece of wax or gum to cover the site before you get in is helpful. Otherwise avoid function in the area and keep the site as clean as possible. If you need assistance with a dental emergency in Victoria, Call your emergency dentist in Victoria today at 250-812-2716


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