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Injured tooth

Dental Emergencies: Injured Tooth

An injured tooth is typically not a dental emergency- unless you have significant bleeding or pain associated with it. However, you should still contact your dentist immediately to have it taken care of. If not, you could end up with a lot more damage and may even end up losing the tooth completely.

There are several reasons your teeth may break:
  • physical injury
  • tooth decay that has weakened the enamel
  • biting down on something hard/tough
In some cases, if you act quickly, you may be able to save your natural tooth. If the tooth simply has surface chips/cracks, the dentist can fix it with dental bonding or a filling. Cracks/fractures that extend beyond the gum line are harder to repair and may require a root canal or extraction and/or a crown/implant.

If you have an infection in your broken tooth, it can spread to the surrounding tissue and jawbone- and can even get into your bloodstream if not treated quickly. In some cases, the infection can be treated, and the tooth saved. In other cases, nothing can be done, and extraction will be recommended. If the tooth can't be saved, there are plenty of options: implants, bridges, crowns, etc.

If you are in or near Basking Ridge, New Jersey, contact Dr. Konstantine Trichas for your dental emergencies. Our normal office hours are Monday and Tuesday 9 AM to 7 PM, Wednesday and Thursday 7 AM to 3 PM, and Friday 8 AM to 1 PM. However, we understand that dental emergencies can happen at any time, so we do have an emergency contact schedule for our patients so that we can treat your dental issues immediately. Call us at (732) 503-8914 to receive dental care as soon as possible to repair your injured tooth.

(908) 952-2087
41 Stonehouse Road
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
Office Hours

Monday: 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
Tuesday: 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
Wednesday:7:00 am – 3:00 pm
Thursday: 7:00 am – 3:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

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