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Broken Tooth in Lincoln, NE

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Dental emergencies come when we least expect them. If you’ve come here looking for broken tooth options, our dental professionals at Northeast Lincoln Family Dentistry can help!

Do You Have a Broken Tooth?
Or Are you having discomfort after recent dental work?

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

If you have a dental emergency and need to contact one of our emergency dentists after-hours, please call us at 402-840-9783.

How Can Our Lincoln Dentists Can Help You?

Our dentists in Lincoln, NE are higly trained in dental emergenies. From a lost dental filling to a broken tooth, we have you covered. Our compassionate team will ensure your comfort and oral health. Should you require more extensive and specialized care after your dental emergency, we have outstanding working relationships with other providers to ensure you get the care you need.

What to do immediately after a dental incident in Lincoln, NE:

If you are looking for a dentist near me in Lincoln, NE that can fix a broken tooth, call Dr. Chris Sullivan at Northeast Lincoln Family Dentistry.

If you need immediate dental care, please call 402-840-9783.

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Frequently Asked Questions about…

A Broken Tooth

Broken Tooth Repair:
Can you fix a broken tooth? What can you do from home? Is there a 24/7 emergency dentist near me in Lincoln, NE?

A broken tooth that has a crack or split may be a scary and very uncomfortable thing. If a small 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 relieve some of your symptoms.

Next, call your gentle and affordable dentist near me in Lincoln, NE at Northeast Lincoln Family Dentistry to set up your emergency appointment. You must see a dental provider immediately. Doing so can help you avoid additional breakage or infection. Together, you and your dentist will review all of your options to develop an excellent treatment plan.

Broken Tooth Repair:
What can your dentist near me in Lincoln, NE do? What happens if you don’t fix a broken tooth?

The severity of the crack or break in your tooth will determine 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. If you do not treat a broken tooth it can get worse. It can break off even more, to the point of being un-fixable. A crack in a tooth can become more significant if there is no crown in place for protection. It can get to the point of reaching the nerve and causing severe pain for what becomes a tooth that cannot be saved.

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

If your tooth has extensive decay and a cavity has reached the pulp of the tooth, root canal therapy may be performed. Once the root canal procedure is fully complete and all 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. Chris Sullivan and Dr. Kelsey Sullivan, at Northeast Lincoln Family Dentistry,  will be able to determine great options that benefit you.

Broken Tooth Repair:
Can you fix a broken tooth? Your dentists in Northeast 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 dental crown may be put in place over the existing tooth structure, which will help protect it. However, if the crack is to the nerve of the tooth or there is not enough stable tooth structure for the crown to hold on to, treatment is to extract the tooth and replace it with an implant.

Broken Tooth Repair:
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. A crown will stabilize the tooth and even biting forces over the tooth’s entire surface to protect the crack from worsening.

Broken Tooth Repair:
What happens if you choose to 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 become more significant if there is no protection from a crown. It can also get to the point of reaching the nerve and causing severe pain for what becomes a tooth that cannot be saved.

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This gentle dentist in Lincoln, NE says: “My patients deserve personalized, quality dental care in an atmosphere they feel comfortable in. At Nebraska Family Dentistry, our team of caring professionals is committed to providing you with a comfortable and positive dental experience. Our goal is to form a partnership with you to help you achieve and maintain optimal dental health throughout your lifetime.”

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You can schedule with this Northeast Lincoln, NE dentist online 24/7 at her Northeast Lincoln Location of Nebraska Family Dentistry. This Lincoln, NE dentist serves the local communities close to Northeast Lincoln Family Dentistry in Waverly, Davey, Greenwood, Walton, Eagle, Elmwood, Weeping Water, Ceresco, and more.

I look forward to meeting you soon,” Chris Sullivan.

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