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FAQs: Cracked, Chipped, and Broken Teeth

Wondering what to do and how to know if you have a broken tooth?

Here are some questions that we often hear regarding broken teeth. If you do not find the answer you are looking for here, give us a call or ask us at your next appointment.

What causes cracked, chipped, or broken teeth?

There are many potential causes for broken teeth, but some of the most common causes are:

  • Biting down or chewing on something hard.
  • An accident such as a fall or trauma to the face and mouth.
  • Excessive tooth grinding.
  • Teeth weakened from cavities or decay.

How do I know if my tooth is broken?

You may not know for sure until you see your dentist, but there are often clear signs that a tooth may be fractured. Some people feel a sharp edge with their tongue created by a chipped tooth or a broken cusp. Others experience increased sensitivity to hot or cold or pain while chewing. These sensations can also be minor or severe depending on the extent of the break.

What do I do if I think my tooth might be broken?

If you are experiencing minor sensations and are concerned something may be wrong, give us a call and we can set up an appointment to see you. In case of a dental emergency call the office immediately at (614) 459-5511. We are often able to make same-day emergency appointments to help patients in need.  

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We look forward to hearing from you. Call 614.459.5511 or request an appointment online to get started.