Cracked Or Broken Teeth: A Dental Emergency

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Do you have a cracked or broken tooth or teeth?  Did you lose a tooth?  Contact us right away.  It’s possible that we may be able to save the tooth, and sedation will help you feel more relaxed during the treatment.

Cracked and broken teeth can be caused by:
•accident, injury, or trauma
•large fillings (including silver amalgam) that weaken over time
•teeth grinding and clenching

When you have a cracked or broken tooth, you might see that a section of your tooth is missing, or you might feel a jagged edge, you could experience sensitivity to hot and cold. Worse, you may feel dental pain, throbbing pain, and have a swollen cheek in which case, you should call our dental office immediately and let us know that it’s an emergency.

When your tooth becomes cracked, and is left untreated, it can lead to a deeper crack, a part of the tooth breaking off, or the root becoming temporarily or even permanently damaged.

Our priority is always to save your tooth, if possible, because the more natural teeth you can retain throughout your lifetime, the better your dental health, and your overall health. In order to save the tooth, we may replace the filling (if it has one), place an onlay, or restore it with a crown (and then possibly a root canal).

If we can’t repair the tooth, we can perform a tooth extraction, and replace it with a dental implant or a bridge.

If reading all of this is already making you anxious, don’t worry, we get it and we specialize in treating patients who are afraid of or anxious about dental treatments.

For all of the dental procedures listed above, we offer sedation, and Dr. O’Leary and Dr. Peppler are among only a handful of general dentists in the Denver metro area to offer all three types of sedation:
IV sedation (general anesthesia)
Conscious sedation (oral sedation / sleep dentistry)
Nitrous oxide (laughing gas)

Depending on the treatment and your personal level of dental anxiety, in a free dental consultation, we can make a recommendation as to which type of sedation would be best for you.

For additional questions about cracked or broken teeth, or to schedule a dental appointment with us, please call (303) 323-8149, or e-mail us at

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Please make note: Our dental office is located in Lone Tree, just west of Park Meadows Mall, off of Quebec and C-470. We’re close to Highlands Ranch, Littleton, Englewood, Denver, Centennial, and Aurora.