Have you or has someone you love broken a tooth? If so you may find yourself in a bit of a panic. At Penn Dental Family Practice we understand that this can be a scary situation. We want to remind you that you or your loved one will be okay. Take a deep breath and keep reading. In this blog you will find the step by step instructions that you need to handle a broken tooth.
First and foremost it is important to contact your dentist right away. Make an appointment as soon as possible. This rule applies whether you have experienced a mild crack or chip, or a serious break. The longer you wait to see a dentist the less chance he or she has of being able to fix your broken tooth. Additionally, if nerve endings were exposed during the break, immediate dental help is necessary to avoid infection and more intense pain.
Okay, you may be thinking, my tooth is broken, but not that broken. If you have experienced a chip or crack in your tooth, it is still important to make an appointment with your dentist as soon as possible. In the meantime, avoid activities that increase the pain in the tooth. A broken tooth is a relatively common occurrence, and your doctors should be well-prepared to provide the restoration you need.