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Broken Chipped Tooth

Accidents happen! A broken or chipped tooth can be easier treated by visiting the dentist immediately.

At Maven Dental, we have practices across Australia that offer Dental emergency appointments. If left untreated, more serious problems can occur which can affect your overall and oral health.

Symptoms of a Broken Tooth

When you break or chip your tooth, usually you will notice as soon as it happens. You may experience some of the below symptoms including;

  • Feeling pain particularly when chewing or biting
  • Increased sensitivity
  • Swelling of the gums around the affected tooth

For severe pain or if you are bleeding from a broken tooth, we recommend booking an emergency appointment with a dentist without delay.

Causes of a Broken Tooth

You can break or chip your tooth in many different ways. The most common causes of a broken tooth include;

  • Biting or chewing particularly hard food
  • Accident or sports injury
  • Grinding your teeth
  • Weakened tooth due to dental work or decay
  • Age or wear and tear

What's Next?

Learn more about some possible treatment options with your local Maven Dental practice. We recommend you book an appointment with a dentist to further discuss the best treatment options to help you achieve great oral health.


The cost of assessing and treating your broken tooth depends on whether it is a mild or complex case. We recommend booking an appointment to discuss with your Maven dentist. They will be able to advise the best treatment plan and explain any fees associated with treatment.

In most cases a broken or chipped tooth can be easily repaired by your dentist. Your dentist may be able to repair the tooth with a filling, however for more complex fractures or chips they will be able to provide you with the best treatment options. We recommend that you visit your dentist as soon as possible after you notice that your tooth is broken or chipped.

We understand that some people feel anxious about visiting the dentist.  At Maven Dental, we work hard to make you feel comfortable and to create environments that feel safe and welcoming.  We also believe that communication is key and invite you to share any concerns you may have prior or upon arrival.

While everyone is different, we’ve created a list of tips that can help to reduce anxiety related to dentist visits – read more