What To Do If You Break A Tooth

There are a lot of things you may feel very prepared for. However, are you certain about what to do if you end up with a broken tooth? No? That’s okay! It’s something you will quickly memorize, so you can respond in an instant. Of course, we hope this is information you never need to access. However, better safe than sorry!

#1: Gather What You Can

If there are pieces left of your broken tooth, go ahead and gather them into a plastic bag or other sealed container. Bring them along with you. However, if you cannot find the pieces of your tooth, don’t worry. Things will be just fine!

#2: Call Us

So, you’ve got a broken tooth. It’s not that bad. Sure, it hurts, but you can live with it, right? Wrong! Ignoring breakage will yield some serious consequences. They may occur tomorrow or they may show up in a week’s time. However, they’re certain because your tooth isn’t intact anymore. This invites all sorts of problems, from infection to additional breakage and a tooth we can no longer save! So, call us right away (remember, we offer emergency care).

#3: Say “Of Course!” To Required Care

We know that you’re already upset over your broken tooth. While you want to fix the problem, you might not feel thrilled at the idea of having to come in for a dental crown or root canal (or both). However, agreeing to treatment and moving forward with it right away is to your benefit, so we encourage you to focus on the end goal of a restored smile!

Fix Your Broken Tooth ASAP With Our Care

Come in immediately if you break a tooth, so we can repair the damage and rescue your smile from further problems. Call our Cleveland Family Dentistry office in Cleveland, TX, today at (281) 592-1234. We proudly serve patients and their families from Cleveland, Kingwood, New Caney, Conroe, Livingston, Huffman, and all surrounding communities.