What to Do When You Have a Broken Tooth

Have you ever experienced a broken tooth? If so, you may be wondering what steps you should take to restore your smile. At Alliance Dental Care, we provide comprehensive services to help repair and restore broken teeth.

Contact Your Dentist Immediately

When you have a broken tooth, the most important thing to do is to contact your dentist immediately. Time is of the essence, and the sooner you go in for treatment, the better your chances of saving the tooth. Depending on the severity of the break, your dentist may be able to repair the tooth with a filling, crown, or root canal. If the damage is too severe, they may need to extract the tooth.

No matter what type of treatment is necessary, it’s important to take care of your teeth after an emergency dental visit. How to Take Care of Your Teeth After an Emergency Dental Visit can help you to protect your teeth and prevent further damage. Your dentist will likely give you specific instructions on how to care for your teeth after your visit. Following their instructions closely will help to keep your teeth healthy and strong.

Take Pain Relievers

If you have a broken tooth, it is important to take pain relievers right away. Over-the-counter medications such as ibuprofen, acetaminophen, and aspirin can help reduce the pain and inflammation associated with a broken tooth. It is important to take the medication as directed, and never to exceed the recommended dosage. If the pain persists or becomes worse, you should seek medical attention as soon as possible.

If the pain is severe, it is important to visit a dentist as soon as possible. The dentist will be able to assess the condition of the tooth and provide the necessary treatment. Meridian Emergency Dentistry Services provide emergency dental care and can help you get the treatment you need. Meridian Emergency Dentistry Services can provide you with the help you need for a broken tooth, so you can get back to feeling your best.

Avoid Eating Hard Foods

When you have a broken or cracked tooth, it is important to avoid eating hard foods such as nuts, candy, and popcorn. Eating these types of foods can cause further damage and pain to the broken tooth. Instead, opt for softer foods such as mashed potatoes, yogurt, and oatmeal. Eating a balanced diet full of nutrient-rich foods is essential for repairing a broken tooth and maintaining good oral health.

Use a Cold Compress

A cold compress can be a great way to reduce pain and swelling when you have a broken tooth. Applying an ice pack, cold cloth, or bag of frozen vegetables to the outside of your cheek near the broken tooth can help to reduce pain and swelling. Make sure to wrap the cold compress in a cloth before applying it to your skin to prevent any additional injury. It’s important to note that a cold compress should only be used for short periods of time, as extended use can cause further damage.

Consider Dental Bonding or a Crown

If you have a broken tooth, you may want to consider dental bonding or a crown. Dental bonding is a quick and cost-effective solution to repairing a broken or chipped tooth. It involves applying a tooth-colored composite material to the damaged tooth and then hardening it with a special light. A crown is another option for repairing a broken tooth. A crown is a cap that is placed over the damaged tooth to restore its shape, size, and strength. Both dental bonding and a crown can help restore your smile and improve the look of your teeth.


If you are experiencing toothache, contact Alliance Dental Care at 208-556-7228 or read our reviews here.


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