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What Gets Done When You Break a Tooth

Posted on 11/13/2017 by Tessa Smith-Greisch
If you have broken a tooth-whether it was done as a result of physical trauma such as an athletic event or from biting down incorrectly on something-you should come visit us right away. When you come in, we will closely examine the tooth and determine what can be done.

When you have broken a tooth, there are a few things that can happen. Of course, the specific course of action we will take will vary depending on the circumstances, but in general here is what you might expect.

Repairing a Broken Tooth

If a tooth has a break that is not extreme, we may be able to repair it. This is most often seen in teeth where the pulp inside the dentin is not exposed. Depending on the tooth and the type and severity of the break, we may be able to affix a dental construction such as a cap or crown on the tooth.

Removing a Broken Tooth

Sometimes it is just not feasible to repair a broken tooth. For instance, if the tooth is broken cleanly in half-and the pulpy root is exposed-sometimes it is better to extract the tooth and explore replacements.

While we always do our very best to save a tooth, if it does become necessary to remove it, we will sit down with you first and explain the situation. We will tell you what we have found, and the reasons why we suggest removal. Finally, we will be happy to help you explore your various replacement options such as a dental implant, a bridge, or some other option.

We are here to help keep your smile healthy and strong. If you have any questions-especially if you have broken a tooth-please do not hesitate to give us a call.

If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call us at (608) 960-7650 today.

The doctors of Madison Oral Surgery & Dental Implants would like to inform you of the enhanced safety protocol developed for our office in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Working with recommendations from the CDC, OSHA, American Dental Association, and local government, we have enhanced our already stringent protocols for hygiene and safety.

•  All patients and staff wear masks
•  All patients and guests are screened with a COVID-19 questionnaire and temperature check prior to admission to our clinic lobby. Hand hygiene is performed before entry.
•  All personnel have daily temperature checks
•  To allow for social distancing, we have reduced the number of patients and guests in the office at one time and spaced the seating in our lobby appropriately
•  Allow more time for disinfecting between patient encounters
•  Increased disinfection of frequently touched surfaces including counter tops, handles, lobby seating, and bathroom surfaces
•  New, single use pens to avoid germ sharing between patients and personnel
•  Procedural personnel wear N95/KN95 masks and face shields

Get in Touch!

(608) 960-7650


2921 Landmark Place, Suite 100
Madison, WI 53713

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