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HomeAnswersDentistrychipped toothI have a sensitive front tooth that was broken in an accident. What can be done to restore it?

Is it possible to restore a chipped or broken front tooth?

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Published At April 26, 2023
Reviewed AtMay 24, 2023

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

How can I repair a front tooth that was chipped or broken in an accident and has become very sensitive?

Please advise.

Answered by Dr. Ummah Mohammad

Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

I understand your concern.

An IOPAR (intraoral periapical radiograph) will assist in determining whether the pulp is exposed or not. If the pulp of your teeth is still intact and protected, you can simply have it restored using a tooth-colored material known as composite. If your pulp is exposed, root canal treatment will be required, which may require 2 to 3 sessions before final porcelain capping. These are the two treatment options, though which one's better for you can be said only after seeing the X-ray report.

Kindly follow up if you have further questions.

I hope this will help you out.

Thank you.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Ummah Mohammad
Dr. Ummah Mohammad

Dentistry

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