You’re eating something hard, you fall, or you get hit in the face and end up with a broken tooth in Battle Ground, WA. Hopefully there’s no blood but there might be. You’re probably wondering what to do. There are some easy steps to follow to help deal with any pain and fix the problem.
What To Do
If the break is small you might not feel any pain at all. If you have a big break there may be nerve damage, which can cause pain. The affected area may feel uncomfortable when you eat and drink hot or cold things, or expose the area to air. You want to get to the dentist as soon as possible to fix the area. The tooth may get infected if you wait. If your tooth gets infected you may need to have it removed. Until you can see the dentist follow these steps.
- Gently and thoroughly rinse out your mouth with warm but not hot water.
- If the area is bleeding use a piece of gauze to create pressure. Continue to apply pressure until the area stops bleeding it shouldn’t take more than 10 minutes. If the gauze doesn’t work use a teabag to apply pressure.
- If you experience pain and/or swelling use ice or cold pack on the area to help. Take a pain reliever like ibuprofen to reduce pain as well.
- If you can’t see a dentist for a while buy temporary dental cement from a drugstore and use it to cover the broken area.
Seeing a Dentist for a Broken Tooth in Battle Ground, WA.
The dentist will assess the damage. Then he or she will determine the best course of action. The dentist will either smooth down the area if it’s a minor break or repair the tooth with something like a protective crown, dental bonding, or veneers. In extreme cases you may require a root canal to repair the tooth or a dental implant if the tooth is damaged below the gum line. It’s important to see a dentist that is both skilled and experience with breaks, so that you get the proper diagnosis and the best possible repair. Excel Dental is experience in dealing with breaks and chips of all kinds. Give Excel Dental a call so that you can get your tooth fixed quickly, properly, and with the caring service you expect.