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OPPS Doctor! I fell and broke my tooth! what should I do ?

OPPS Doctor! I fell and broke my tooth! what should I do ?

 Broken tooth might not be the first thing you’ll be worried about on a daily basis but I feel everyone should know 1 or 2 facts of what to do if that happens! Social media will show you about CPR, how to fix a broken…

A new smile and new dental experience for Ms E! -Dr. Damalis

A new smile and new dental experience for Ms E! -Dr. Damalis

Dental crowns are caps placed on top of damaged teeth. Crowns are used to protect, cover and restore the shape of your teeth when fillings don’t solve the problem.  You may need a dental crown for several reasons, including: Protecting a weak tooth from breaking…

Restoring Ms A’s confident smile -Dr. Damalis

Restoring Ms A’s confident smile -Dr. Damalis

Ms A, a young teenager came to our clinic accompanied by her mother. She broke one of her front tooth due to a fall when she was about 6 years old. Subsequently, a large tooth coloured filling was placed to fix the fractured portion of the tooth.

However, the filling dislodged when she woke up this morning!

The broken tooth looked darker compared to the adjacent teeth

Upon examination, discolouration of the tooth was seen indicating that the tooth might be dead. Tests and x-ray were done to confirm the diagnosis and yes, the tooth was indeed dead, most likely due to the trauma to the tooth when Ms A fell several years ago.

Periapical lesion (an inflammatory process affecting soft and hard tissues surrounding the tooth) was seen around the tip of the root

A periapical lesion was seen around the tip of the root of the tooth due to bacterial infection. Root canal treatment was initiated to remove the infected, dead tissues within the canals.

Following that, a composite veneer (instead of a crown) was done to rebuild the tooth back to its original shape. Placing a crown during a growing phrase, will mean the margins, instead of sitting at the gum, will move up as the tooth continues to erupt and the aesthetics will be compromised after just a short period of time. It is for this reason, crowns and implants should not be done until teeth maturity, generally at about 17 or 18 years of age.

Composite veneer done to rebuild the broken tooth structure

Ms A can now smile widely again and both she and her mother were very happy with the outcome of the treatment!

Do you have a broken tooth from a fall? Do come in for a check up with us today.

Give us a call at 03-9520 1595 or WhatsApp us at 011-5880 2375 for an appointment! We look forward to seeing you soon.

Dr Damalis (damalis@drfauziah.com)

Dental crown : Dr Nik

Dental crown : Dr Nik

In dentistry, a crown refers to a dental cap, a type of restoration that completely cap or encircle a tooth. Crowns are used to protect, cover and restore the shape of damaged teeth, most of the time due to large cavities that fillings alone will…

Broken tooth! -Dr. Damalis

Broken tooth! -Dr. Damalis

A broken tooth is a frightening experience to say the least, and many people are left wondering if their tooth can be fixed or has to be removed. Madam M lives in Brunei and has been referred to us by her son. She came to…