Unfortunately, a broken or fractured tooth is not something that will simply heal on its own. As soon as you notice a broken tooth, call Dr. Bill Dorfman, DDS – Century City Aesthetic Dentistry ASAP.
There are a couple of things you can do in preparation for dental treatment for a broken tooth:
- Rinse your mouth with warm saltwater.
- Take an over-the-counter pain reliever, like acetaminophen.
- A broken tooth can have sharp edges. To safeguard your mouth from the sharp edges of your tooth, cover the broken tooth with something soft like wax or chewing gum.
- While nursing your mouth, eat softer foods, and try to avoid chewing on your broken tooth.
Call us and explain your situation if you continue to withstand:
- erratic pain when chewing;
- pain when exposed to extreme temperatures;
- or intense pain that comes and goes with pressure;
Don’t ignore broken dental work
What if you experience a broken dental crown, bridge, or veneer? Without the restoration, the tooth is vulnerable to additional damage. At Dr. Bill Dorfman, DDS – Century City Aesthetic Dentistry, we administer beautiful same-day restorations. A broken artificial tooth shouldn’t be ignored.
Urgent care dental practices accommodate nervous patients
If you need treatment but hesitate because of dental anxiety, talk to us about sedation dentistry. We have several processes to help you through the procedure.
Our mouth and teeth work hard day after day. It’s no surprise that a tooth is occasionally damaged. Don’t let a cracked or broken tooth get worse and cause additional oral complications.