• What to Do When You Crack a Tooth

    by Tereza Hambarchian, DDS
    on Dec 14th, 2018

Ouch!

Chomp on something your tooth didn’t like? Or get hit in the mouth with a hockey puck?

If you think you may have a cracked tooth, or if you’re holding a piece of your tooth in your hand, follow these steps!

  1. Give us a call at 818-241-3155 to schedule an appointment. Let us know about your emergency and we will make our best effort to see you right away. You can also make an appointment at https://www.prodentcare.com/
  2. If there are tooth fragments that have fallen out, preserve them in a clean container with a moist solution (cold milk, water, saliva), and bring them into your appointment 
  3. Apply a cold pack to your jaw to lessen any pain and swelling.
  4. If bleeding, bite down on a gauze pad until bleeding stops.

It is possible to have a cracked tooth and not know it.

If you have any pain when biting down, or when eating something hot or cold, it’s best to get it checked out.

In order to prevent further damage to the tooth or an infection, it’s very important to correct a cracked tooth immediately.

Author Tereza Hambarchian, DDS Dr. Tereza Hambarchian is a Glendale, CA Dentist providing both general and cosmetic dentistry services to the residents of Los Angeles. Her specialties include crowns, bridges, veneers, dental implants, teeth cleaning & whitening, and Invisalign®.

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