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When you break a tooth, you’ll likely experience some pain. Whether the tooth is just chipped, cracked, completely falls out, you’ll feel the damage – and that’s when you need to act fast.

The quicker you properly care for a damaged tooth, the better your chances are of saving that tooth. With that in mind, let’s look at a few things Dr. David J. Berg recommends you do in order to care for damaged teeth until you can visit Studio 1 Dental.

Rinse with warm water

Whether you suffered a broken, chipped, or knocked-out tooth, you need to rinse your mouth out with warm water. This helps rid your mouth of dirt, debris, and other potentially harmful bacteria.

Keep the tooth in your mouth

If your tooth is knocked out, and you’re able to find it, keep it in your mouth. This will help the tooth stay alive longer while you rush to see the dentist. If you don’t feel comfortable keeping it in your mouth, keep it in a glass of milk.

Apply pressure

If you only suffered a crack or a break in your tooth, and there’s a lot of blood in your mouth, use a piece of gauze or a teabag and apply consistent pressure to the bleeding area for at least ten minutes. This will help stop the bleeding and also aid in reducing the pain.

No matter what sort of damage occurs to your tooth, it’s imperative that you do all you can to see Dr. David J. Berg right away for treatment. If you need more information on how to deal with broken teeth, don’t hesitate to call us today at 916.567.0900.