Cracked and Chipped Teeth

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Cracked and chipped teeth Treatment Mandurah

Having a cracked, chipped and missing tooth is very common, and happens for many different reasons. There might not be any pain just yet, but it’s extremely important to get it looked at. Often, these cracks and chips continue to deteriorate leading to extreme pain when they reach the root of your tooth. You don’t want to un-necessarily suffer for a very treatable tooth issue

At Platinum Smile Dental, our comprehensive dental services include Cracked and chipped teeth Treatment. Don’t endure the pain caused by a cracked or chipped tooth, we can help! Book your dental appointment today!

Chipped Tooth VS Cracked Tooth

Although both seem similar at first glance, the two are different with regard to their gravity and effects.

Chipped tooth is the lesser of the two. You will rarely feel pain for this as this often happens in the chewing surfaces of the tooth. You might feel pain or sensitivity if the chip is big enough that the nerves are exposed. Still, your dentist Mandurah should still conduct an examination on the chipped tooth. A dental crown may be needed to restore the shape of the tooth, reinforce strength, and avoid further strain.

A cracked tooth, on the other hand, may affect the enamel or the entire tooth including the root. A cracked tooth will be weaker and more susceptible to damage. Both chipped and cracked teeth weaken the tooth and need to be checked right away, otherwise, the tooth may suffer further damage.

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What Causes Chipped Tooth or Cracked Tooth

Generally, a Chipped or Cracked Tooth is caused by too much pressure on the tooth or the surrounding environs. The following are some of the most common causes:
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Using your teeth as tools for biting down or tearing hard materials

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Contact sports without mouth guards

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Accidents

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Falling down on your face

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Bruxism

Whatever the reason, the risks of having chipped or cracked tooth are increased by the following contributors:
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Tooth decay

bacteria from dental plaque wears away the tooth enamel slowly working its way into your dental pulp. As the condition worsens, the inflicted tooth becomes weaker and more vulnerable to damage.
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Bruxism

The involuntary grinding of your lower and upper arch is called bruxism. Over time, the pressure chips the tooth, even flatten.
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Age

As one grows older, the teeth succumb to deterioration. Coupled with bad hygiene habits, your teeth will become weaker by the day.
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Diet

Exposure to acid-producing foods and drinks such as sugary drinks and coffee can wear down your enamel.
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Eating disorders or alcohol-abuse

People who suffer from eating disorders force themselves to vomit. The acid from the constant purging causes teeth erosion that in time weakens the teeth. Same thing for alcohol abuse and frequent vomiting.

Effects of Cracked or Chipped Tooth

Teeth don’t heal themselves and if you ignore them they will gradually worsen and deteriorate. Cracks in teeth can take months or even years to progress, but they won’t stop until you hit a nerve and feel that excruciating pain

Here are some of the complications of having chipped or cracked tooth:

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Tooth sensitivity

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Dental abscess

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Bad breath or bitter taste in the mouth

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Swollen glands or jaw area

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Solutions in Mandurah

To prevent further damage to the tooth, we recommend seeing us right away. Your caring dentist Mandurah will check the extent of the damage and propose the needed solution.

You may be asked to take a dental X-ray to see how far the crack extended to. Based on the position and damage, your dentist will recommend the dental equipment needed.

In some cases, a dental filling may be added to seal the damage. A dental crown may also be recommended to cap the damaged area. In extreme cases where the damage has already affected the dental pulp, a root canal may be done.

At the end of the treatment, the dental pain will be alleviated and your teeth’s strength back to their best.

First Aid Tips for Chipped or Cracked Tooth

First aid steps do not solve the problem, they merely provide immediate relief to stop further damage while you wait for your dentist Mandurah to treat the chipped or cracked tooth.

To care for your chipped/cracked tooth at home, please follow these steps:

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If you are experiencing pain, take a pain reliever (be mindful of the restrictions). Do not place this directly on the affected area as this can cause a chemical burn.

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If your cheek is starting to swell, place an ice pack over the outside of your cheek.

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Avoid eating hard foods or doing chores that would let you exert pressure.

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While you wait for your dentist, avoid eating/drinking cold/hot beverages/food.

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What should I do with a cracked or chipped tooth?

If you have a cracked or chipped tooth, come see us right away! It may be painless now but it doesn’t mean that the problem is no longer there. The earlier you seek treatment, the higher the chance to save your teeth, and save you from expensive dental treatments.

Talk to your caring Platinum Smile Dentist Mandurah team today and know how we can help! We have a wide range of dental services available for you and your family in Mandurah.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know if I have a cracked tooth?

If it the crack isn’t visible, you can also check for the following:

  • Jagged surface of the tooth when you run your tongue over it
  • Dental pain when you put pressure on it
  • Sensitivity to hot/cold beverages

If you suspect that you have a cracked tooth, we recommend that you come to see your compassionate dentist Mandurah right away. We will conduct a dental X-ray to assess your situation.

What are the effects of having cracked or chipped teeth?

Although the inflicted tooth may be painless, it is still destroying your tooth. Cracks in teeth can take months or even years to progress, but they won’t stop until you hit a nerve and feel that excruciating pain.

Here are some of the complications of having chipped or cracked tooth:

  • Dental pain
  • Tooth sensitivity
  • Dental abscess
  • Bad breath or bitter taste in the mouth
  • Swollen glands or jaw area

What makes teeth vulnerable to chipping or crack?

Cracked or chipped tooth is often caused by using your teeth as tools for biting down or tearing hard materials, Contact sports without mouth guards, Accidents, Falling down on your face, and
Bruxism.

Whatever the reason, the risks of having chipped or cracked teeth are increased by the following contributors: Tooth decay, Eating disorders or alcohol-abuse, Bruxism, Diet, and age.

How much does the Cracked and chipped teeth Treatment Mandurah cost?

Please call us at (08) 9534 7946 for the ballpark figure.

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