How are broken teeth treated?
You may have chipped the edge of one of your front teeth. If this is the case, we would typically smooth out the uneven edge and replace the missing part with composite.
If a molar is broken, a section of the chewing surface may have been broken away. In this case, we will replace the missing section with a crown or filling.
Occasionally, a break can cause damage to the dental pulp, which houses a network of nerves and blood vessels. In this instance, root canal treatment may be necessary in order to remove the damaged pulp to prevent infection. After the surgery, we will fill the space and seal the tooth with a crown or filling to protect it.
If you have a broken tooth, please call 020 8693 3339 immediately to book an emergency appointment.