If you’ve chipped or broken your tooth, it’s best to stay calm and do all you can to improve the situation. To help you think clearly and do the right things, our Country Club Dental team is happy to walk you through the needed steps that will help you begin restoring your oral health. Those steps are:
– Save the pieces: Save as many pieces of the tooth as possible. Then, rinse your mouth with warm saltwater and wash the broken pieces. Please be sure to keep the pieces in a safe place until you see your dentist.
-Control the bleeding: Apply a piece of gauze pad to the injured area for about 10 minutes or until the bleeding stops.
-Reduce swelling: Apply a cold compress outside the mouth, cheek, or lip that is near the injured tooth. This will keep the swelling down and relieve your pain.
-Visit your dentist: Visit your dentist as soon as possible so they can restore your oral health and give you the smile and comfort you deserve. Please remember to bring the pieces of tooth with you when you come into the office.
If you do these four things, you will be on the right track and your tooth will be repaired as soon as possible. If you have any questions or if you would like to learn more about chipped or broken teeth in Cameron Park, California, please call 530.677.4457 today and talk to our team. We are more than happy to help you!