General Dental Services

Broken Tooth

A broken tooth is a common dental issue that many people encounter, especially children who participate in physical activities. Whether through sports or rough housing, teeth can be sensitive to direct impact. We recommend always taking as much precaution as you can to protect your own and your children’s teeth as best you can. 

However, if you or your child still breaks a tooth, the severity of the situation will vary. Depending on what happened, there may be a more urgent or less urgent need to have the broken or fractured tooth repaired quickly by your dentist.

Broken teeth are often considered a dental emergency, but you may consider taking the following measures in the interim until you can visit our clinic:

  • Rinse your mouth with salted warm water 
  • Apply a cold compress to your mouth to reduce the swelling
  • Apply gauze on the broken tooth to stop any bleeding
  • Take pain relievers, as needed, according to the recommended dose
  • Rush to an emergency room or your dentist’s office

A tooth fracture may cause discomfort or sensitivity. If the issue is an emergency and you notice swelling in the area, apply a cold compress while you are on your way to the dentist.

We always strive to help our patients as quickly as possible when an urgent need arises. Our team of dentists can repair your damaged tooth and try to ease your concerns and pain, whether for yourself or your child. 

If you or a loved one experiences a broken tooth, please try not to panic. You can contact us immediately if you experience any dental emergency, including a broken tooth. If your tooth breaks, but the matter does not seem urgent, call or email us to make an appointment at our clinic for a suitable time. 

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