Emergency Treatment Of Broken And Cracked Teeth
If one of your teeth breaks or cracks, visit the emergency dentist as soon as possible to have the broken tooth repaired. Otherwise, your broken or cracked tooth, even if it is a small fracture, may continue to be infected. If the tooth is not repaired, there is always the possibility of tooth loss if the problem progresses. So a quick referral to the emergency dentist is needed to prevent severe complications. Click here for more information about the emergency dentistry treatment from Pearl Dental Group in North York.
It would help if you consider the following precautions when dealing with this emergency dental case:
– If your tooth hurts, use acetaminophen or other pain relievers to reduce it. Rinse your mouth with saltwater.
– If the tooth surface is sharp or causes roughness, cover these edges with a piece of sugar-free chewing gum or paraffin wax to prevent the tongue or inside the lip or cheek from being cut or damaged.
– Eat soft foods and avoid biting with a broken tooth.
The emergency treatment of the broken tooth depends on the type of problem, location, and severity of the damage. In this case, any damage, regardless of its severity, needs to be thoroughly examined by the emergency dentist. The emergency dentist is the only person who can diagnose and effectively treat injuries to teeth and adjacent teeth, gums, and bones.
Minimal tooth damage, such as damage to soft tooth tissue, may only require the use of ice or cold compresses to reduce pain and swelling. To control bleeding, try placing a sterile gauze directly on the tooth and gently squeezing. In addition, sutures may be needed for possible incisions and holes. To control pain, the patient can use acetaminophen or ibuprofen. Talk to the emergency dentist about methods that may be appropriate for the type of your injury (cracked or broken tooth). Try to eat soft foods and avoid very hot or very cold drinks.
In cases where the tooth damage is non-emergency (such as cases where the tooth has cracked slightly), you can visit the emergency dentist to check and treat the problem. Other non-emergency reasons that require a visit to the emergency dentist include tooth sensitivity to hot or cold liquids, increased pain, or darkening of the tooth. If your teeth are discolored, professional dental bleaching may be used to correct the patient’s problem. In many cases, this problem is caused by bleeding from the stem of the tooth pulp. A broken or cracked tooth can be restored and treated in different ways, depending on the severity of the damage. It is usually possible to repair a small crack in the enamel during a visit to the emergency dentist. This is while treating a small or severe tooth fracture may require a longer course of treatment and cost more to treat. The treatments that can be used to solve this problem are dental bonding, tooth fillings, shaping the enamel, and placing a dental crown.