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55 Ontario St. S.
Milton, Ontario, L9T 2M3

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October 03, 2014
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It doesn’t happen very often, but every once in a while I get “the phone call”.  Well, it happened to me last week.  Someone has had their front teeth broken in some kind of accident.  Years ago this was typically as a result of a hockey or lacrosse stick, but fortunately now with mandatory mouth guards and helmets with cages, we don’t tend to get those calls anymore.  Now it’s usually a fall off a bicycle or someone thinking it’s funny to push another person’s head down when they are at a drinking fountain.  It takes some kind of sudden sharp blow to fracture a front tooth in half. 

The important thing to remember is that if it’s a sizeable piece of tooth, find the piece, place it in a small container of water or milk so it stays hydrated during transport, and bring it with you to our office.  In most cases, if the piece is intact, we can bond it back to the rest of the tooth and you may never even notice afterwards that it was broken in the first place.

Depending on the extent of the fracture, other treatment such as a root canal and crown may be necessary, but not always.

Hopefully neither you nor anyone you know will ever be in this position, but if you are, remember to look for the piece and bring it with you as soon as possible to our office to see if we can reattach it.