Caring For A Broken Tooth

First and foremost, if you have a broken tooth you must visit your dental professional as a matter of urgency – you don’t want it to become infected with the chance of losing the tooth altogether!

Until you can vist your dentist, you could:

  • take pain killers to stop toothache
  • rinse out your mouth with salty water
  • cover over the sharp edge of your tooth with something like wax paraffin or chewing gum (sugarless)
  • eat only soft foods

A simple chipped tooth can be treated by your dentist in one visit via dental bonding or a filling, but if the tooth is badly damaged, you may require a dental crown and additional visits. source

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