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. We are here – stay calm and give us a call to schedule an appointment. Let us know about your emergency. Dr. Frankel can be reached any time.
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 to 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.
Our office is here for you 24/7. Please do not hesitate to call – you shouldn’t have to stay in pain any longer, and the longer you wait, the more damage can be done.