Posts for category: Broken Teeth
Chomp on something your tooth didn’t like? Or get hit in the mouth with a hockey puck? If you think you may have a cracked tooth, or if you’re holding a piece of your tooth in your hand, follow these steps!
1. Give us a call to schedule an appointment (704-541-5059). Let us know about your emergency and we will make our best effort to see you right away.
2. If there are tooth fragments that have fallen out, preserve them in a clean container with a moist solution (cold mik, water, saliva), and bring them to your appointment.
3. Apply a cold pack to your jaw to lessen any pain and swelling.
4. If bleeding, bite down on a gauze pad until bleeding stops.
It is possible to have a cracked tooth and not know it.
If you have any pain when biting down, or when eating something hot or cold, it’s best to get it checked out.
In order to prevent further damage to the tooth or an infection, it’s very important to correct a cracked tooth immediately.
If you experience a cracked tooth, you will want to see your dentist as soon as possible since there is no way to treat it at home. If left untreated, decay can develop in that tooth. Deep cracks can cause deep decay resulting in an extraction or a costly root canal. Treating a cracked tooth quickly is also important because a patient could develop a severe tooth ache and perhaps at a bad time.
If you experience a cracked tooth, you will want to see your dentist as soon as possible. An untreated crack in a tooth is an invitation for tooth decay. Deep cracks can cause deep decay resulting in an extraction or expensive root canal. Preventing further cracking is important because you could quickly develop a severe tooth ache and perhaps at a bad time.