If you are suffering from a broken wisdom tooth then it is essential that you seek immediate dental assistance. If a broken wisdom tooth is left without treatment then many complications can occur. A wisdom tooth may break due to a trauma, an accident, or eating something hard.
The wisdom teeth are the last of the adult teeth to break through. More often than not they will erupt either in the teenage years or in the early twenties. Sometimes they can suffer trauma as they are erupting or after they have fully grown through. If this happens then seek emergency help. Ignoring a broken wisdom tooth can ultimately end up causing infection and decay to spread which will have a knock-on effect on gums and other surrounding teeth. This can leave you in pain, and fever can develop. In severe cases, the infection can also spread into the jaw bone.
Our skilled oral surgeons will examine the broken tooth, and most likely an x-ray will be taken. Following this, surgical removal of the tooth may be recommended depending on the extent of the damage. Alternatively, a root canal procedure may be performed to eradicate infection and stabilise the remaining part of the tooth for restoration through the use of a crown. Antibiotics may also be required.
If you need help with a broken wisdom tooth or any other dental emergency then please call the clinic on 0208 547 9997. Alternatively, you can make use of our convenient walk-in service. Just drop in and our staff will provide all the care you need. The clinic also offers a full range of general dentistry and cosmetic treatments to give you beautiful, healthy teeth, skin, and lips. We look forward to seeing you soon.