Learn More About Chipped or Cracked Tooth

Cracking a tooth can happen anytime, and usually when we least expect it. Mary River Dental offers emergency dentistry in Maryborough. Our dental team can provide a course of action to restore the broken tooth and help you achieve a beautiful, healthy smile.
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Don't Let a Cracked Tooth Keep You From Smiling

A chipped or cracked tooth may provide entry for bacteria to penetrate inside the tooth. This can cause pain, sensitivity, and risk of infection. The dentists in our dental clinic can provide urgent care and create a unique treatment plan for the problem.

Chewing or biting on hard foods can crack a tooth.

Biting on hard candies, ice, popcorn kernels, nuts, and other hard foods can cause hairline cracks to form in the teeth. These fractures are caused by the pressure of biting down on something very hard.

Dental trauma may cause injury to teeth.

A sports injury, an accident, or a sudden blow to the mouth can cause dental trauma, which may injure the teeth and other soft oral tissues in the mouth.

Misuse of teeth and other poor oral habits weaken teeth.

When force is applied to the teeth, such as when using them to open a package or crack a nut, the enamel can weaken and become more susceptible to chipping.

Old and large dental fillings can cause tooth breakage.

Dental fillings are meant to restore teeth. But sometimes, when dental fillings are too large, they can put undue stress on the tooth structure. This can make it more susceptible to breakage.

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Why Choose Mary River Dental

Welcome to Mary River Dental! We are proud to offer our patients quality dental care in Maryborough. We have a team of experienced dentists that are trained to handle dental emergencies like cracked or chipped teeth. Our team understands that suffering from a broken tooth can be painful. Hence, we use advanced technology to help alleviate discomfort relatively quickly and make our dental treatments more efficient.
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Experienced Dentists and Friendly Staff

The dental professionals here have years of experience in providing emergency dental care to the locals of Maryborough. Our team is dedicated to helping patients achieve healthy teeth.

QIP-Accredited Dental Practice

The QIP accredits us as we prioritise the safety of our patients by maintaining continuous quality improvement of our dental procedures.

Multiple Payment Options To Suit Your Budget

Mary River Dental has partnerships with well-known companies to provide various payment options. Our patients can manage the cost of their treatment in a more convenient way.

One-Stop Location for All Your Dental Needs

Whether you need cosmetic or restorative dentistry to address a cracked tooth, our dental clinic offers a wide variety of services, and we'll work with you to find a suitable procedure.

We Offer A Range Of Payment Options

At Mary River Dental, we understand that dental care can be expensive. That’s why we offer a range of payment options to help make our services more affordable and accessible for everyone in the community. We accept all health funds, credit card payments, and cash. We also offer payment plans and participate in certain government dental schemes.

Frequently Asked Questions
About Chipped or Cracked Tooth

A cracked tooth is one of the most common dental emergencies. No wonder it’s not uncommon to have questions.
We’ve gathered some of the most common inquiries to help you understand this type of oral health problem better.

Cracked teeth often require emergency treatment from your dentist. But in the meantime, you can place an ice pack on the side of your cheek where your chipped teeth are to prevent swelling. You can also rinse your mouth with warm salt water to reduce bacteria and inflammation. These should provide temporary relief before you go to your dental appointment.

While a minor fracture may not seem like a big deal, a chipped tooth will not restore itself and requires dental restoration to prevent further damage.

A cracked tooth doesn’t always cause symptoms or visible damage. But you may notice increased tooth sensitivity when your teeth are exposed to changing temperatures or when you’re eating cold and hot foods or drinks. At the same time, you may have a toothache, and your gums around the affected tooth may have swelling.

Your emergency dentist at Mary River Dental will promptly evaluate your broken tooth. They will provide a treatment that depends on the severity of the damage. These are the common treatment options:

  • Dental fillings.
    If you have a tiny-hairlike crack in your tooth, fillings may be enough to cover the damage and prevent deep chipping.

  • Dental veneers.
    Your dentist may recommend veneers if you have sustained moderate to severe cracks in your teeth. They are very thin shells bonded on the tooth’s front surface to prevent further damage and restore your smile.

  • Crowns.
    It is a tooth-shaped cap that can cover the entire broken tooth and strengthen it.

  • Root canal therapy. This procedure can be suitable if the fracture extends to the dental pulp (inner layers). The dentist removes the damaged tissue, cleans and disinfects the inside of the tooth, then fills and seals it. It can help save your tooth and prevent further damage.

The duration of restoring a chipped tooth depends on the type of treatment you may undergo and how much damage your tooth has sustained. In most cases, treatment time may range from thirty to sixty minutes.

A quick trip to the dentist isn’t always necessary when it comes to minor tooth breakage or chips. These types of damage usually don’t pose an immediate threat to your dental health. However, intense pain while chewing, an unbearable toothache, heightened tooth sensitivity, and swelling around the damaged tooth may indicate that there’s a significant fracture that goes beyond the tooth surface. It could potentially compromise the tooth pulp, and emergency dental care is more likely necessary.

We recommend that you schedule a regular dental appointment at Mary River Dental to have your dentist check your tooth.

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