BROKEN TOOTH? TIPS ON HANDLING BROKEN TEETH
If you've ever broken a tooth, it can be alarming, especially if it's one of your front teeth.
Teeth are remarkably strong, but they can chip, crack or break. This can happen in several ways:
- Biting down on something hard
- Being hit in the face or mouth
- Having cavities that weak the tooth
- Having large, old amalgam fillings that don't support the remaining enamel of the tooth
When a tooth chips or breaks, it may not hurt. However, your tongue usually feels the sharp area very quickly. Minor tooth fractures usually don't cause pain, but if a large piece of the tooth breaks off, it can hurt. The nerve inside the tooth may be damaged. Extreme ...