Maintaining a healthy smile is an essential part of not only sustaining oral health but also looking your best. While dentists address many issues during bi-annual checkups, it’s possible for unexpected events or undiagnosed tooth decay to cause problems that require immediate attention. Seemingly benign issues like a chipped & broken tooth can evolve into more severe problems that are both costly and taxing to handle.
When accidents or physical trauma cause these issues, it’s crucial to have a dentist who can provide adequate emergency dental services. Call Cute Smile Dental for any of your emergency dental service needs. Dr. Argina is passionate about delivering 24/7 emergency patient care.
How Do Teeth Become Chipped or Broken?
Many people think the only way to get a chipped & broken tooth is to get punched in the face or accidentally hit your head too hard. However, chipped and broken teeth can also result from oral problems that build up progressively over time.
For example, unresolved tooth decay causes cavities and can lead to a chipped or broken tooth. Your tooth enamel is the outer layer of the tooth that is visible when you smile. While this enamel is hard and strong, the tooth’s internal structure can experience decay, making it easier to crack a tooth.
A bite of food that is too hard or accidentally chomping down on a utensil can easily cause cracked teeth if decay persists. In this case, you should call Cute Smile Dental for emergency services.
The Do’s and Don’ts if You Chip or Crack a Tooth
The most important thing to know when you crack a tooth is how to respond so that the problem doesn’t become unresolvable. One of the best home remedies for the pain you might experience is to rinse your mouth with warm salt water. Warm water can help alleviate any swelling resulting from chipped teeth.
Never apply any pain medications or topical solutions directly to the affected area. Topicals can interfere with the dentist’s ability to treat the cracked and broken tooth effectively. However, you can take over-the-counter pain medication to reduce discomfort.
Finally, the most critical step is to call Cute Smile Dental for immediate emergency services. You will never be able to fix the problem without the care of a dentist, so call as quickly as possible.
Other Emergency Dental Services at Cute Smile Dental
Beyond repairing broken and chipped teeth, Cute Smile Dental provides emergency services to address various issues, including:
If you experience any of these problems, call today.
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