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Help! I Broke a Tooth! What Do I Do?

August 1, 2016

Filed under: Uncategorized — drgupta @ 4:49 pm

emergency dentist in BeltonA broken tooth is no laughing matter. In fact, a broken tooth is a dental emergency that requires immediate treatment by an emergency dentist in Belton. When you break a tooth, it’s often a very scary and traumatic experience. Not to mention, quite painful. If you suddenly have a tooth break or have a tooth knocked out, you need to remain calm and take immediate action. With quick action, there is a high chance we can save the tooth while providing the relief you need from pain and discomfort.

What to Do When You Break a Tooth?

Among the most common dental emergencies is having a tooth fully knocked out. If you’ve had a tooth knocked out, you need to act quickly to find the tooth. Rinse the tooth with cool water. Do not use any cleaners or soaps and do not scrub the tooth. If you’re able too, insert the tooth back into the socket. If you can’t reinsert the tooth, you need to keep it moist. Place the tooth in a cup of milk or place it on the inside of your cheek and head to our office right away. If you’re able to get to our office quick enough, we are often able to reinsert the tooth, allowing it to survive. However, if the tooth can’t be saved, we have the dental prosthetics you need to replace the knocked out tooth.

In some cases, a tooth can break, crack, or become dislodged. Whether from trauma or a weakened tooth giving way, you need to act fast. If you have cracked or chipped a tooth, call our office. While you wait to be seen, apply a cold compress to the outside of the mouth to help reduce pain and discomfort. We will provide the necessary treatment to restore the health, function and appearance of the tooth.

Should your tooth break into multiple pieces, try to find the pieces of the tooth and call our office. You’ll want to apply cold compresses to the outside of the mouth to help prevent pain and swelling. A broken tooth may require a dental crown. A dental crown is essentially a cap that is placed over the broken tooth to prevent additional damage. The dental crown will save the tooth from extraction while also restoring the tooth’s function and appearance.

Your Emergency Dentist in Belton

Dental emergencies can take various forms other than just a broken tooth. No matter if you’ve broken a tooth, lost a dental crown or have a tooth knocked out, we provide the emergency care you need. In times of an emergency, we are here for you to provide the appropriate treatment and restoration to maintain the integrity of a damaged tooth.

As an emergency dentist in Belton, we encourage you to call our office right away when the unexpected happens. We strive to get you into our office as quickly as possible with same-day care for the times you just can’t wait for an appointment. We’ll help you manage your dental emergency to repair your smile.

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