What To Do If Your Tooth Is Cracked, Chipped or Broken
Suffering a dental injury is never fun. Whether you’ve got a cracked tooth, chipped tooth, broken tooth, or split tooth, it may be able to be saved! It’s important to look after your dental health and see a professional as soon as possible. Just remember, the faster you act, the better the outcome will be! In this week’s article, we’ll be giving you the rundown on what to do if you’ve got a chipped, cracked or broken tooth.
What causes a chipped tooth?
Most dental trauma is a result of an accident or sports-related injury. Chipped teeth are the dental injury we see most often; dislodged or knocked-out teeth are less likely, but can have more severe repercussions if not handled correctly at the time of injury.
Book an emergency appointment with your dentist
You may not think your dental injury is that bad, but always try to see your dentist as soon as possible to be sure. Neighbouring teeth may have also suffered a trauma that isn’t immediately obvious. By catching it before it develops into a more serious problem, you might save yourself a lot of pain, treatment, time, and money! Experienced dentists may be able to save an injured tooth so it’s important to book in for an appointment sooner to give them the best chance.
Look after you chipped tooth at home
Ultimately, there isn’t much you can do without a dentist to care for your chipped, cracked or broken tooth. While waiting for your appointment, you can rinse your mouth with warm water, or apply a cold pack to your lips or cheeks to reduce any pain or swelling. If you are experiencing any bleeding, try to apply pressure to the area with gauze until this bleeding has subsided.
Eden Rise Dental is your local dentist in Berwick, and with their comprehensive, professional services, you can’t go wrong. Get in touch by calling (03) 9702 6111 for more information today.