Cracked or broken teeth need to be treated by a dental professional, there is nothing that you can do to heal it at home. If you have suffered from a cracked or broken tooth in La Porte, Indiana, then contact Apex Dental today at 219-369-6882 to schedule an appointment with our dentist, Dr. Bunmi Adekugbe for emergency dental care.
Cracks or breaks in your teeth are extremely serious and can leave to severe complications if left untreated, including infection. It is essential that you seek treatment as soon as possible in order to reduce the chance of further dental issues.
While there is nothing you can do at home to treat this condition, there are somethings that you can do to improve your chances of effective treatment and to mitigate the discomfort that you may be experiencing. These options include:
- Place any broken off pieces of your tooth in lukewarm water and bring them to your appointment
- Gauze can be applied to any bleeding areas for ten minutes or until the bleeding stops
- Apply an ice pack or cold compress to your cheek to minimize your swelling and discomfort
- Apply a topical pain reliever to the broken tooth
Please contact us today if you are in need of emergency dentistry for a broken or cracked tooth.