Unfortunately, a broken or fractured tooth is not something that will simply heal on its own. As soon as you notice a broken tooth, call Green Dentistry right away.
Things you can do at home for a broken tooth
There are a couple of things you can do in preparation for a dental procedure for a broken tooth:
- Rinse your mouth with warm salt water.
- Take an over-the-counter pain reliever, like acetaminophen.
- A broken tooth can have sharp edges. To protect your mouth from the sharp edges of your tooth, cover the broken tooth with something soft like wax or chewing gum.
- While nursing your mouth, eat softer foods and try to avoid chewing on your broken tooth.
Call us and explain your situation if you continue to suffer:
- erratic pain when chewing;
- pain when exposed to extreme temperatures;
- or severe pain that comes and goes with pressure;
Don’t ignore broken dental work
What if you experience a broken dental crown, bridge, or veneer? Without the restoration, the tooth is vulnerable to additional damage. At Green Dentistry , we perform beautiful same day restorations. A broken artificial tooth shouldn’t be ignored.
Urgent care dental practices accommodate nervous patients
If you need treatment but hesitate because of dental anxiety, talk to us about sedation dentistry. We have several methods to help you through the procedure.
Our mouth and teeth work hard day after day. It’s no surprise that a tooth is occasionally damaged. Don’t let a cracked or broken tooth get worse and cause additional oral dilemmas.