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Help! What To Do When You Break A Tooth

Monday, April 20, 2020

If there is one health issue that no one wants to deal with, it's a broken tooth. Teeth are possibly the most unpredictable of all the body parts, and unless the Tooth Fairy is bringing you a golden coin under your pillow, the dentist is not something you think about!

There's nothing nice about biting into a juicy apple only to feel a piece of your tooth break in half, especially if you take exceptional care of your teeth, and you attend appointments at the dentist. The initial panic you feel when you feel that crack? That's the flash of worry because you know you now need to pay for treatment. Perhaps you need to book an appointment with Total Freedom Dental Implants Center to get the tooth replaced. A chipped or a broken tooth can happen to anyone, and it doesn't have to be because of an apple, either. What it does mean for you, though, is that you do need to get it repaired or see what your options may be in terms of getting your tooth looked into.
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So, what should you do if you are dealing with a break in the enamel of your tooth? Do you panic and cry? Yes, maybe! Do you follow the tips below? Absolutely!

Firstly, you should know that you may be waiting for some time to see the dentist. Unless you can grab an emergency appointment, you need to try to cover the tooth with some soft wax or a piece of gum. This will prevent the jagged edge of the tooth from affecting the rest of the mouth.

Next, take a painkiller! It's going to be a pain in the mouth with the exposed tooth on display. If you have broken the tooth entirely, you need to consider how to preserve the tooth's rest. You can then show the dentist what happened.

Your dentist should be able to talk you through the tooth repair options on offer, from fillings to restore the tooth, to extraction and dental implant to replace the tooth entirely. You may need a root canal before you have a new tooth constructed, too, so be aware and prepared for this.

The goal here is to keep your teeth intact, of course. You can't always avoid it, especially if you are innocently eating and then feel that crack. But, you can start eating soft foods or chewing slowly when it comes to harder choices. You can also start looking into using a mouthguard for when you do sports, too, to stop you from breaking any teeth during physical activity.

It's so important to look after your teeth as much as possible, but you need to know what your options are just in case you do break a tooth - even when you don't mean to! So, now you understand your choices, stop panicking, and get some help with your broken tooth! The dentists are out there to help in an emergency!


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