Broken Tooth or Filling
Think you might have a broken tooth or filling? Lillybrook Dental is your emergency dentist who can help
You have a broken tooth or filling and wondering what to do next. It’s a scenario that occurs all too frequently, so it helps to know a few handy hints should the unexpected occur.
What to do when you have a broken tooth or filling
For a tooth pushed out of alignment the dentist may re-position and stabilise it.
A tooth that is broken, cracked or fractured needs immediate emergency dental treatment if the tooth is to be saved. Interim measures include: gently rinsing your mouth with warm water; apply a cold compress to minimise swelling; and take paracetamol to relieve pain. A digital x-ray and thorough exam will show whether the tooth can be saved.
Is a broken tooth or filling avoidable?
The key message here? Regular check-ups with your dentist and good oral hygiene routine will go a long way to keeping your mouth and teeth healthy, strong and free from decay.
Dental trauma occurring through sport can be avoided by using a custom fitted mouthguard made by Lillybrook Dental.
Broken tooth or filling? Let the Lillybrook Dental team help.