Tooth Broken At Gumline
Broken teeth are a pain – literally!
When a tooth breaks off at the gumline leaving behind its dark, broken stump, it looks bad and feels worse. These major breaks can expose the sensitive inner part of the tooth and or even the nerve, introducing bacteria, making it hard to chew and opening the door for a dental emergency.
If your tooth breaks at the gumline, the first step in fixing it is to prevent nerve and bone infections. The dentist will remove the remaining tooth stump if the tooth is repairable. However, if the tooth is salvageable, the dentist will rebuild it likely using a post placed inside the root canal. Read more.
But I don't want to pull my broken tooth!
After you’ve endured the misery of a broken tooth, hearing that your only treatment option is an extraction can be frustrating. Most everyone prefers to keep their teeth even if it means patching them with the equivalent of dental rebar. We understand that an extraction may not have been what you were hoping for. Unfortunately, when a natural tooth breaks and leaves insufficient tooth structure above the gums, the outcome of any patch is eventually going to be a dental emergency and possibly a risky infection.
We do everything we can to give people options that fit their needs, wants and their budget; however, we do not believe it’s in your best interest to offer you a solution that has already been proved to be a waste of resources (time and money). We are committed to only giving you options that will actually solve your problem and keep you healthy.
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