Broken Tooth

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Experiencing a Broken Tooth?


In this article, we’ll explain:

1. Is there broken tooth repair in Lincoln, NE? Yes, find out where!

 2. Can a Broken Tooth be Fixed? How Our “24 Hour Emergency Dentist near me” Can 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: Can you fix a broken tooth? What can you do from home? Is there an emergency dentist near me in Lincoln, NE?

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. Ibuprofen can help relive some of your symptoms.

Next, call your gentle and affordable dentist near me in Lincoln, NE at Coddington Dental to set up your emergency appointment. It is important to visit a dentist immediately. Doing so can help you 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 near me in Lincoln, NE do? What happens if you leave a broken tooth untreated?

The severity of the crack or break in your tooth will determine the what steps happen next. 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.

A crown will guard your tooth against further damage. An broken tooth that is not treated can get worse. It can break off even more, to the point of being un-fixable. A crack in a tooth can get larger if not protected with a crown. It can get to the point of reaching the nerve and causing severe pain for what then becomes a tooth that cannot be saved.

How do you tell if a cracked tooth needs a root canal? Your dentists in Lincoln, NE answer…

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, tooth extraction might be another option. Once the tooth is extracted, it would be replaced with an implant. Dr. Ben Joekel and Dr. Jodi Day will be able to determine great options that benefit you.


Below we have listed some answers to commonly asked questions to help you determine the course of action that’s right for you. After all, a dental emergency, just like any other emergency, can leave you feeling overwhelmed and that’s why our “emergency dentist near me,” is here for you.

  • Can you fix a broken tooth? Your dentists in Lincoln, NE answer…

    The severity of the break in the tooth determines if the tooth is repairable and what measures it will take to fix it. If the tooth has enough natural tooth structure to support a restoration, a crown may be placed over the existing tooth to protect it. However, if the crack is to the nerve of the tooth or there is not enough tooth structure for the crown to hold on to, the treatment is to extract the tooth and replace it with an implant.

  • How do you protect a broken tooth? Your dentists in Lincoln, NE answer…

    You can protect a broken tooth with a crown (cap) that covers all surfaces of the tooth. This solidifies the tooth and allows even biting forces over the entire surface of the tooth to protect the crack from getting worse.

  • What happens if you choose leave a broken tooth untreated? Your dentists in Lincoln, NE answer…

    A broken tooth that does not receive treatment can get worse. Even worse, it can break off beyond the point of repair. The crack in the tooth can get larger if not protected with a crown. Also, it can also get to the point of reaching the nerve and causing severe pain for what then becomes a tooth that cannot be saved.

Don’t see the answer to your question here, please contact us and a “24 hour emergency dentist near me” will be ready to help 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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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.

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