Is it possible to address a broken tooth with no pain?
Unfortunately, there’s no easy answer to that question. It depends on which tooth is broken, whether or not a nerve is exposed as a result, and if the broken tooth is merely chipped or split down to the root.
No matter how the broken tooth came to be, there are holistic options to address the situation and manage the pain while also staying away from harsh chemicals that can inflame the system. Many holistic options employ the least invasive method of care.
How Does Holistic Dentistry Address a Broken Tooth?
Broken tooth repair starts with a consultation that will identify all the areas that are being impacted by the broken tooth.
Because holistic dental treatment always means choosing the less invasive option, you may be able to save the tooth by opting for dental bonding, porcelain veneers, or a crown — all of which can be done using biocompatible materials.
If it is impossible to keep the tooth, it may be necessary to do a root canal or extract the tooth and replace it if needed. These options can be done using holistic pain management and biocompatible tools and materials that manage the problem safely and sustainably. They also help to prevent future dental problems.
What Are the Best Holistic Options for Broken Tooth Pain?
Pain associated with a broken tooth can and should be managed prior to going to the dentist, especially if there will be a few days before you can get in to see your holistic dentist.
The good news is that there are a number of holistic options that can help you to limit pain at home before you go to the dentist and after you get treatment for your broken tooth.
There are a few holistic pain management options for broken tooth pain:
- Put a few drops of clove oil on a Q-tip or cotton ball and swipe it over the inflamed area. Be careful not to swallow the clove oil. Clove oil has a numbing effect and can manage even severe tooth pain.
- Swishing with warm salt water to clear out bacteria and small pieces of food that may be irritating the area.
- Swish with a solution of 3% hydrogen peroxide and warm water to clean the area and perhaps limit pain.
- Avoid using harsh toothpastes or mouthwashes to keep the broken tooth and surrounding area clean. Instead, use the gargling methods above after every meal.
How Do I Find a Holistic Dentist to Treat a Broken Tooth?
Dison Family Dentistry in Miami, Florida, offers a range of dental treatments and options that are holistic in nature.
Contact us today to learn more about how we address a broken tooth holistically and set up your first consultation so we can get started on your treatment as soon as possible.