Treatment of a broken tooth in the QRD-Dental clinic, Kyiv

Лікування зламаного зуба у Києві

Treatment of a broken tooth is one of on-demand services in dentistry. We are often faced with the fact that during mechanical action, eating solid food or biting a hard object, a chip or crack occurs on the tooth. In dentistry, a tooth breakage is called a fracture, which means the pathological detachment of part of the tooth.

When a tooth is broken or chipped, the patient may experience pain or unpleasant sensations, bleeding, discomfort when biting, and only in rare cases, a broken tooth may not bother at all. 

Dentists strongly recommend not to leave the tooth unattended, even in the absence of discomfort. If a broken tooth is not treated, this can lead to more serious problems.

The longer you wait, the more likely it is that the nerve will become infected and pulpitis will develop. In some cases, if treatment is not carried out on time, complications such as periostitis (inflammation of the periosteum) or osteomyelitis may occur. And then more complex and expensive treatment will be required.

Causes of tooth fracture

Most often, a fracture or crack in the tooth occurs due to trauma or mechanical stress.

However, the causes preceding the occurrence of cracks and chips may be:

  • deficiency of calcium and minerals, which leads to thinning of enamel and destruction of dentin
  • untreated caries and pulpitis can also cause destruction of the crown of the tooth
  • anomalies in the structure of the jaw
  • dental errors in the treatment or extraction of teeth
  • tooth cyst
  • necrosis of hard tissues of the tooth.
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Types of tooth fracture

Tooth fractures can be coronal and root.

Coronal fractures respond well to treatment and have the most favorable prognosis. Usually, crown restorations do not even need root canal treatment.

At the same time, fractures affecting the root of the tooth cause many problems for both the patient and the dentist. In the presence of horizontal root cracks, a thorough diagnosis is required, followed by a choice of treatment method.

Things are much worse with vertical cracks in the root of the tooth. Vertical root fissures are the only diagnosis that dentistry cannot cure today.

If there is such a crack in the coronal part, it is likely to be excised under a microscope, with filling the cavity with specific cements containing bioceramics, with the obligatory overlap with a ceramic restoration.

In the case of a vertical crack that has already reached the gums, its excision is not possible. In addition to the defect on the tooth itself, vertical cracks cause inflammation in the surrounding tissues, with the appearance of periodontal pockets, which significantly impair the possibility of simultaneous implantation instead of a damaged tooth.

Fractured Tooth Root Symptoms

Symptoms  indicating that there is a root fracture or a cracked tooth may include the following:

  • Severe pain when chewing or pressing on the affected tooth
  • Sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures
  • Swelling and bruising around the affected tooth
  • Visible cracks or damage to the tooth
  • Bleeding gums
  • Difficulty opening the mouth

If you suspect that you have a broken tooth root, it is important to see a dentist as soon as possible. Treatment is selected depending on the degree of damage.

In the case of a mild degree of root damage, the treatment consists in filling the root canal and restoration of the crown part of the tooth.

If the root splits more than 1-2 mm below the gums, the only reasonable method is tooth extraction followed by implantation.

Broken tooth treatment at QRD Dental clinic

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The treatment of a broken tooth at QRD Dental will vary depending on the type of fracture and the degree of damage. At first, the doctor will conduct an examination and, if necessary, prescribe additional X-ray diagnostics or computed tomography to confirm or exclude a fracture in the root of the tooth.

Next, a method of treatment is selected. If the damage is small and does not affect the nerve and root, then a simple filling may be required.

Coronal fractures are also treated quite quickly and easily, since the base of the tooth (roots) remain intact, and the doctor can restore the tooth with photopolymer restorations or ceramic onlays with crowns.

If the damage is more extensive or if it involves a nerve, a root canal filling procedure may be required. In some cases, if the damage is too great, it may be necessary to extract the tooth and replace it with an implant.

The treatment of a broken tooth in QRD Dental dentistry is carried out under anesthesia, and in case of complex fractures, when root canal filling is necessary, sedation can be used. We do our best to minimize discomfort for the patient during the treatment.

Root canal treatment in our clinic is carried out under a dental microscope, and the doctor who performs the treatment has special skills and specialization as an endodontist. We are ready to provide constant information support during recovery and answer all your questions before the treatment procedure.

If necessary, our clinic will perform a one-time implantation if the tooth cannot be restored and there are no contraindications for implant placement.

Cost of broken tooth treatment

The cost of treating a broken tooth will depend on the complexity of the fracture and the treatment needed. You can find out the exact cost after inspection and consultation of a specialist.

In our clinic, the dentist will announce the price of the proposed treatment before it is carried out. We use only high-quality materials, work in compliance with international protocols, which allows us to provide a guarantee for the treatment performed.

Don’t skimp on your health: have your tooth restored by a professional dentist – call QRD Dental today and make an appointment!

The author of the article
Makhinya Valery

Medical director, dentist-orthopedis

Experience 14 years

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