Any part of a tooth can be damaged. It may be obvious, though this is not always the case.

If there is pain and discomfort while chewing, or if the teeth suddenly become sensitive to extreme temperatures, a tooth may be broken.

A broken tooth is one of the most common dental emergencies that can occur; should be handled with urgency to save the tooth.

EK Dental Surgery offers a same-day dental emergency appointment to attend to your needs as soon as possible.

Our dental team of quick and responsive staff is experienced in dealing with almost all kinds of dental emergencies. 

Symptoms of Broken Tooth

If you have these symptoms, there may be more complicated damage that needs immediate dental treatment:

  • pain when chewing or biting
  • swelling on gums around the affected area
  • sensitivity to extreme temperatures
  • recurring pain around the teeth and gums 

Causes of Broken Tooth

Here are some of the most common causes of a tooth breakage:

  • Biting down too hard
  • Excessive teeth grinding (bruxism)
  • Dental trauma
  • Injury to the face
  • Existing filling that weakens the tooth structure
  • Sudden temperature change 

When to See a Dentist

If you have or if you think you might have a broken tooth, schedule an appointment with their Glen Waverley dentist immediately, especially when there are pain and discomfort.

While waiting for your Glen Waverley dentist, the following measures can help relieve discomfort:

  • Rinse your mouth with lukewarm saltwater to keep it clean
  • Take over-the-counter pain medications
  • To reduce swelling, apply a cold compress against the cheek, outside the affected area

The longer a broken tooth goes untreated, the more difficult it may be for your Glen Waverley dentist to save is healthy parts. Complications may also occur, such as infection.

Unlike a fractured bone, a broken tooth will not heal on its own.

Despite receiving dental treatments, some cracks may continue to spread, resulting in tooth loss.

Placing a dental crown on a broken tooth provides maximum protection. 

Broken Tooth Management in Glen Waverley

If you’re worried about a broken tooth, call us at our Glen Waverley dental clinic immediately.

Same-Day Dental Emergency Appointment Available in Glen Waverley

Call (03) 9887 8787 or visit us at 230 Springvale Road in Glen Waverley.

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Charmaine Oberoi
Charmaine Oberoi
Had a wisdom tooth extracted by Dr Lydia Tseng a month ago. Was extremely nervous but she was so very kind and gentle, I dare say I was pleasantly surprised with the entire procedure. All thanks to this super patient dentist. Thank you so much. I might actually be nearly happy about my next visit 🤞🏼😆
Sudan Chakravarthy
Sudan Chakravarthy
Doctor Lee is a honest professional who treats his patients with compassion and care.
joanne lin
joanne lin
Our family have already attended the EK dental surgery with Dr. Lydia for a couple of years. Dr. Lydia is our best choice after compared with other dentists, especially on children’s dental care. She is very patient and very professional on children’s noncooperation. She explained the treatment clearly and given us good advice. She is always gentle when checked teeth. She used a lot of strategies to help my son for relaxing and be comfortable while filling a tooth. My son was very resistant to see dentist because he had a bad experience in another clinics before, but Dr. Lydia was very patient and given my son a lot encouragement. I highly recommended Dr. Lydia
Vanessa Joy Grecia
Vanessa Joy Grecia
Great team. Highly recommended!
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Honey Glaze Rosalyn
Fantastic and caring dental team. Highly Recommended!
Dopegine H
Dopegine H
Highly recommend dentist in Glan Waverley. The whole team is great
John Lee
John Lee
Reasonable prices, great location and qulity dentist in Glen Waverley on Springvale Road. Highly recommeneded if you are in the area.

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