Chipped, Fractured, or Broken Tooth
If you fall and break your tooth, you’ll probably know that you need emergency dental treatment. Injuries that cause structural damage to a tooth can really hurt. If you experience a toothache and notice that a piece of your tooth has chipped or broken off, then rinse your mouth carefully with warm water. If it’s bleeding, then apply pressure with clean moist gauze until the bleeding stops (usually no longer than about ten minutes) and call our office to schedule an appointment.
If the force that your mouth or face suffered was enough to completely knock your tooth out of its socket, then quick action may allow you to save the tooth. Time is of the essence. Try to replace it back in the socket. Then call your dentist or endodontist to let them know you have a dental emergency.
If your tooth is out and you can’t get it back in, then call your dentist your dentist. He might be able to reinsert it instead of having to replace it. Rinse the tooth carefully, without touching its roots, and place it in a container of milk until you reach your dentist’s office. Lost teeth can often be most successfully replaced with a dental implant and crown.
Partially Dislodged Tooth
A Fractured Tooth
If you feel that you need to see a dentist immediately,
call Dixon Dental right away!
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