The structure of a healthy tooth is extremely solid and durable. However, when an accident results from a blow to the teeth, they can fracture (splinters or shards) with or without damaging the root. On the other hand, if we talk about blunt teeth, the causes are completely different, respectively there is an asymmetry (the upper tooth does not "step" exactly on the corresponding lower tooth) or the teeth become dull due to unconscious neurological causes (gnashing of teeth at night, during sleep).
Finally, another cause for teeth to break is cavities - once they appear and are invisible in the first instance, they gradually undermine the strong structure of the tooth. All that is needed is a strong bite applied to a nut or hazelnut and a tooth fracture occurs.
In summary, the reasons why teeth break, chip or blunt are the following:
It can happen in skiing, cycling or in other circumstances. It can happen to anyone, no matter how long they have cared for their teeth. Here's what to do in the event of an accident when one or more teeth have broken.
In any situation, do not try to clean the broken tooth because you can damage the ligaments and lose the tooth permanently. The faster it is treated, the better its chances of survival. Salt is a very good healer and disinfectant, use it as often as possible until you get to the dentist's office.
There are 9 types of dental fractures, each with a specific dental treatment. These are:
Find out how you recognize the 9 types of dental fractures, each with symptoms and dental treatments specific to broken, chipped or broken teeth.
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