Restore Your Smile: The Best Dental Options for Broken Teeth
The Australian Dental Association reported that there was a huge increase in the number of cracked teeth dentists have been seeing since reopening.
Due to huge delays to dental work, this was an unexpected side-effect of the Covid pandemic. Regardless of the cause, broken teeth can bring a number of issues ranging from physical pain to self-esteem issues.
But good dental care and restorative dentistry can be the answer to your dental worries! Read on to find out more.
What Causes Broken Teeth?
Given that some of the strongest tissue in our bodies is the enamel on our teeth, it’s surprising to know that throughout day-to-day life there are multiple ways you could accidentally give yourself a broken tooth. Whether it be chewing on particularly hard foods such as nuts or receiving a blow to your mouth when taking a fall, it’s completely within the realms of possibility for us all. Sometimes it’s habits such as night time teeth grinding and clenching: there has been an increase of patients being diagnosed with this due to chipped and broken teeth noted during routine examination. Stress levels are a significant factor in bruxism, and it has clearly manifested during this Covid pandemic.
Beyond affecting the way your smile looks, there is a multitude of ways a broken tooth can impact you—from pain when you bite down to more serious issues that could lead to extraction.
It should be noted, however, that it is possible to experience no pain at all from a broken tooth, so regular dental check-ups and care are essential!
What Are the Treatment Options?
As with most dental procedures, the type of treatment you require will depend on the level of damage to your tooth/teeth. The main thing to know though is that action to treat your broken teeth should be taken sooner rather than later in order to prevent further decay or complications such as possible tooth loss.
Each with its pros and cons, the main treatment methods for broken teeth are fillings, dental bondings, inlays/onlays, root canals, and dental crowns. The best way to determine which one will work for you is to talk to the experts!
A dentist can evaluate your teeth and come up with a treatment plan that suits you. The main goal is always to ensure the long-term health of your teeth!
Using Nitrous Oxide for Dental Anaesthesia
So, what if the best dental procedure for you requires anaesthetic? It can be a daunting thought! We’re here to put your mind at ease, though. With medical science making leaps and bounds recently, statistics are showing that average pain scores for patients undergoing dental procedures are getting lower!
This is due to the use of nitrous oxide as an anaesthetic. Due to this decreased pain level, it’s also been shown that patients are experiencing less anxiety ahead of the procedures! It is a safe, easily reversible and effective means of reducing both anxiety and pain levels. So, the main takeaway here is—you’re in good hands!
Restore Your Smile
If you’re experiencing pain or low self-esteem from broken teeth, don’t panic! Restorative dentistry has many treatment options available. It’s even been shown that dental procedures using anaesthetic are less painful than ever before!
If this is an issue you’re dealing with, get in touch now for a treatment plan that suits you!