How To Care For A Broken Tooth

Experiencing a dental emergency like breaking a tooth can be extremely jarring. While it could result from several causes, it is important to know that there are steps you can take that will help in any form of this situation and give you the best chance at an easy recovery. So, in today’s blog, your Mansfield, TX, dentists will explain the things you need to do, and what we can do for you, in these situations to keep your smiles healthy.

Keep Calm

When we experience stressful situations, it can be difficult to know where to start. However, in the event of breaking a tooth, the first thing you should do is assess the damage. If your tooth broke while you were eating or biting down, the damage should be confined to your mouth, which will be easy to look at in the mirror. You can stop any bleeding using gauze to soak up the blood and applying pressure, or, if the area hurts, you can use an ice pack on the side of your face opposite the pain to cool and numb the area around your broken tooth, or even take over the counter painkillers if the pain persists. However, if your broken tooth resulted from an accident that affected more of your body, you should do your best to make sure that you do not have a more pressing issue like a broken bone or other bad injuries to make sure you are addressing the biggest concerns first. From there, find the pieces of your tooth, if possible, and keep them safely in a container filled with salt water or milk for preservation. Finally, call us at Mansfield Dental Associates.

How We Help

On the phone, our friendly staff will ask you questions to assess your emergency and create an appointment for you to make sure that you can come in as soon as possible. Once in our office, you will be able to relax with the knowledge that our doctors will be here to assist you with handling your emergency calmly and professionally. Dr. Jones and Dr. Harris will address the cause of your broken tooth, be it tooth decay or a bad impact, and begin restoring your tooth accordingly, which may include using a dental crown or tooth bonding, or, if the break was a result of decay, a filling or extraction may be necessary. However, you can rest assured that our team will discuss every step with you to help you feel supported and safe in your times of emergency, so that you can get back to being healthy and smiling as soon as possible.

We Are Here For You!

When you experience dental pain or trauma, you should call your dentist right away. If you would like to schedule a consultation, call Mansfield Dental Associates in Mansfield, TX, at 817-473-6227.