Why Do Teeth Break?
For a perfect smile, overall oral health steps must be implemented. Right from when you were a baby, thumbsucking had been discouraged by your parents. Why? Because it is one of the leading causes of misaligned teeth and broken teeth. Poor dental hygiene can make your teeth weak and susceptible to tooth pain. Well, for now, let us consider the possibilities of teeth breakage that may require you to visit our emergency dentist.
One of the most prominent causes of broken teeth is bruxism. In simple emergency dentist terminology, bruxism is called excessive teeth grinding. The condition of teeth grinding is caused especially during the night and the sleeper doesn’t even know it. It happens through subconscious stimuli. There are other generic causes, such as sleep disorders, anxiety and tension. A good mouthguard can control bruxism. Lifestyle alterations and medicines too can cause excessive teeth grinding.
A cavity in the tooth requires a dental filling. Poor diet and lack of dental health cause cavities. When the hole in the cavity deepens and widens making the teeth sensitive, and hence, prone to a split, the teeth will crack. Dental plaque causes the cavity as the germs attack the enamel of the teeth. As soon as you see your plaque has spread and brushing and flossing the teeth even twice a day doesn’t make a difference, consult an emergency dentist and get the plaque removed. If plaque is allowed to stay, the cavity will form, and the area becomes very sensitive. If proper treatment is not taken, the tooth can break.
When a cavity forms in your wisdom tooth, it needs to be treated. When you eat a lot of sugary items, cavities may take place. Once you are aware of the cavity and consult your dentist, they will advise you to get fillings to cover the cavity hole. Depending on how large the holes are and the number of cavities, large fillings may be recommended. When the filling is complete, the area becomes very sensitive. Hot and cold beverages and chomping on edibles will have to be prevented from consumption for a few hours. Even when air through breathing comes in contact with a filled tooth, a sharp sensation can be felt. If proper care is not taken, large fillings can disintegrate the tooth.
To say more, accidents and biting hard foods like nuts, hard candies, ice, etc. can also cause tooth breakage. Trauma due to heavy blows to the face and the mouth can also result in tooth breakdown. Now that these causes are known to you, you may want to learn more about our oral health treatments for any dental issues you may be facing. Call our emergency dentist helpline and we will make it worthwhile for you.
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