Your molar or tooth has broken off, what now?
It can just happen that you have to deal with a broken molar or tooth. Just when you run away from home and you fall through a loose tile on your face. Either you bite on a hard nut and your tooth breaks off, or you get a ball against your face during exercise. Your teeth are built to be rock solid. Unfortunately, in some cases it is unavoidable that a piece of tooth breaks off.
When your tooth or molar has broken off, this naturally gives a very unpleasant feeling in your mouth. Not only can the sharp edges be painful, the tooth can also become sensitive to very sensitive and the risk of inflammation is increased. It is therefore advisable to contact your dentist immediately.
What to do with a knocked out or broken molar or tooth?
Immediately call your dentist or your dentist on duty. After working hours (evening and Sunday) you can call 020-6602750. Store the broken piece or entire tooth in milk or in the mouth. The latter may sound strange, but this is the best way to keep it. Never store the tooth or broken piece in alcohol or disinfectant. This affects the tooth to such an extent that it can no longer be used.
Should a broken molar or tooth be treated urgently?
Don’t wait too long to go to the dentist. The sooner the broken tooth can be repaired, the better. If the dentist can repair the tooth in the short term, then it will grow back together or at the root by itself. If you wait too long, it is possible that the root or tooth will die out and the remaining tooth will have to be replaced by, for example, a crown. You will also have to undergo a root canal treatment to remove the root remnant, among other things.