A broken tooth is always an emergency. Dental injuries usually involve children or teenagers. However, no one is safe from a broken tooth after a shock. We are all exposed to this risk.
As far as adults are concerned, cases of broken teeth are most often due to wear. The carious and devitalized teeth are most often exposed.
Fortunately, in case of broken teeth, solutions can be made by dentists to repair the damage.
Special dental care adapted to the severity of the injury is required. This care will apply differently if it is a child or an adult who is concerned, if it is a tooth that moves, or a neat tooth that has been damaged ...
What to do in case of broken teeth?
In all cases, we must act quickly. The longer the time between the accident and the intervention of a dental surgeon, the lower the chances of getting the tooth back in place.
It is therefore important to know the good habits to adopt and the solutions provided by health professionals in these cases. Discover in this article the practical advice of our dentist.You want to react, to give your testimony or to ask a question? See you in our FORUMS Teens or A doctor answers you !
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Author: Nathalie Mathieu.
Expert consultant: Dr. Christophe Lequart, dental surgeon, consultant at the French Union for Oral Health (UFSBD).
Last updated: June 2015.