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What to Do if You Have a Broken or Chipped Tooth

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Your teeth are extremely strong, but certain factors can cause them to fracture, break, or chip. A badly broken or chipped tooth can cause pain, embarrassment, and anxiety. If you know how to 
manage discomfort and cosmetic issues, you can make life easier until you can see your dentist. When a dental accident like a knocked-out tooth or a bad fracture occurs, it’s imperative that you see an affordable dentist as soon as possible. Your chances of saving your tooth and reducing the chances of infection are highest if you obtain professional care within two or three hours after the accident. Options available for repairing broken or chipped teeth include dental fillings or bonding, crowns, veneers, and root canals.

The enamel on the outside of your teeth protects the sensitive inner pulp that contains nerves and blood vessels. Fractured and chipped teeth can leave the pulp vulnerable. A fractured tooth may hurt when you chew, especially when the crack extends to the root. Minor fractures are common and sometimes go unnoticed if they don’t produce symptoms. Broken or chipped teeth are more serious. If a large piece of your tooth breaks off, the nerve becomes exposed, causing hot or cold foods and beverages, air, and even saliva to produce severe pain. The following six tips can help you manage the situation until you can obtain professional treatment:

  1. Gather all the broken fragments of your tooth. If you are eating when the tooth is broken, spit the contents of your mouth into a napkin, and pick out the tooth pieces. Rinse them with water, being careful not to lose them. Place a towel in the sink to prevent the fragments from going down the drain.
  2. Use sugarless gum or paraffin wax to cover any sharp tooth edges.
  3. Rinse with warm salt water to clean your mouth and help prevent infection.
  4. Apply a cold compress to your face if swelling is present.
  5. Bite down on a piece of gauze for about 10 minutes to stop bleeding.
  6. For immediate pain relief, take over-the-counter acetaminophen or ibuprofen.

Visit an affordable dentist as soon as possible for the best results.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Sarasota, call Advanced Dental Care of Sarasota today at (941) 306-1818 or make an appointment.

Advanced Dental Care offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Sarasota. With 21 affiliated practices throughout Florida, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Advanced Dental Care of Sarasota, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Advanced Dental Care of Sarasota.

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