Broken Tooth

Experiencing a Broken Tooth?

In this article, we explain:

1. What You Can Do: Broken Tooth Repair in Lincoln, NE  

 2. How Can an Emergency Dentist Help Fix Your Broken Tooth 

What to do immediately after a dental incident:

If you need immediate dental care,

please call 402-840-9783.

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Broken Tooth Repair: What can you do from home?

A cracked, split, or broken tooth may be a scary and very uncomfortable thing. If a portion of your tooth has broken off, keep it for the possibility of reattaching the tooth. If the tooth causes great discomfort, take an anti-inflammatory medication such as Ibuprofen to help relieve some of your symptoms.

Next, call your family dentist in Lincoln, NE at Coddington Dental to set up your emergency appointment. It is important to visit a dentist immediately to avoid additional breakage or an infection. Together, you and your dentist will review all of your options to come up with an excellent treatment plan.

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Broken Tooth Repair: What can your dentist do?

The severity of the crack or break in your tooth will determine the next steps. If the tooth is severely broken, but a good portion of healthy tooth structure remains, your dentist will likely place a crown (cap) on the tooth to guard it against further damage. If the tooth is severely decayed and a cavity has reached the pulp of the tooth, root canal therapy may be performed. Once the root canal procedure is complete, and the infection has been cleared from your tooth, a crown will be placed on your tooth to help prevent it from breaking. If your broken tooth has severe trauma, or deep decay, and a root canal isn’t a great option, the tooth may need to be extracted. Once the tooth is extracted, it would be replaced with an implant. Dr. Brad Alderman and Dr. Jodi Day will be able to determine great options that benefit you.

Do you have discomfort after your recent dental work?

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Find post-operative instructions and dental discomfort management tips from Nebraska Family Dentistry.

If you need to contact our emergency dentist after-hours, please call us at 402-840-9783.

The information on this page was written by Dr. Ben Joekel.

This gentle Lincoln, NE dentists says: “My goal as your dentist is to listen to your concerns and needs when it comes to your dental health. Once your concerns are addressed, our goal as a team is to provide you with exceptional care that makes you feel comfortable.”

You can schedule with this Lincoln, NE dentist online 24/7 at his West Lincoln Location of Nebraska Family Dentistry. This “dentist near me” serves the local communities in Garland, Pleasant Dale, Denton, Crete, Milford, Hickman, Roca, Martell, and Panama.

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Coddington Dental is a proud member of Nebraska Family Dentistry. We’re one of multiple NFD locations, some of which are even open on weeknights and weekends for your convenience.

Each NFD team member is trained to go above and beyond to keep our patients calm and comfortable, so you can expect the same exceptional care from all of our sister locations.

Nebraska Family Dentistry has Lincoln Dental clinics in all parts of Lincoln. Choose “near me dentist” location that is convenient for you.