What Happens to Your Gums When a Broken Tooth is Not Corrected?

A broken tooth is not necessarily something you may recognize immediately. In fact, there are a lot of people who go for quite a while without realizing that their tooth may have a crack or a fracture. On the other hand, you may notice a broken tooth immediately.

The moment that you notice something is not right, however, you should make sure to come to us immediately and book an appointment. If not, there are a number of negative effects that this can have, especially on your gums.


The most extreme case involves a tooth that is broken or fractured right down to the gum line. This is often a bad sign as it can very easily lead to an infection. A hole can be left which means that a cavity will start forming and this will only help to increase your risk of contracting an infection since bacteria will be able to get through quite easily.

If an infection gets in, it can very easily end up spreading to the gums and tissue around your tooth. This is where you will be likely to contract periodontal disease or gingivitis.

Of course, the problems that you end up contracting from this can spread to other parts of the body and put your overall health at serious risk. Full blown periodontal disease is not something you want and therefore it is always best to sort the problem out as soon as you can.

If you find that one or more of your teeth are broken or fractured, do not panic. Just make sure to come to us immediately by making an appointment. We will also be able to provide you with further advice regarding maintenance after treatment.

If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call us at (631) 816-2277 today.

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