Mishaps and accidents happen without warnings or reminders. While some accidents do not cause any damage, others, unfortunately do. Several incidents, which include falling, biting on something which has a hard texture, bumping on some surface can cause the front tooth to suffer damage. They can crack or even break apart as a whole or as a part, which in turn would lead to discomfort and pain. A lot of people unfortunately tend to ignore these symptoms and not go to the dentist even after suffering these complications. This can lead to significant and even irreversible damage to the affected teeth as well as the surrounding teeth and gums. We discuss about the steps and measures to be taken after breaking your tooth.
The first thing that you must do after breaking your front tooth is to start the damage mitigation processes. The first step in this process involves rinsing your mouth with warm water in order to relieve the nerves around the affected tooth region and to wash off the wound of any blood or particles. This also helps the soft tissues around it to be hydrated. In case there is a lot of bleeding, you must apply pressure to the affected region using cotton or gauze in order to gain control and ultimately put of the stop to the blood gushing out. Some experts say that a tea bag helps a lot to stop the bleeding.
To stop and soothe the pain, you can also apply ice or use an ice pack at the affected region. Painkillers can also help to alleviate the pain and give relief but care must be taken to ensure that they are used in limited quantities as an ad-hoc solution.
The most important thing after breaking your front tooth is to visit a dentist. This step is extremely vital as the dentist has the technical know-how as well as the experience to determine the damage caused to the front teeth. He or she can then recommend ways or measures to mitigate and even suggest and kick-start the treatment and the recovery process. The dentist would recommend several different methods and solutions to deal with the problem including the use of veneers if the damage is not that much to even recommending the use of a crown if the enamel has suffered significant damage. In case the damage is too much or the teeth has fallen off, the dentist may recommend a dental implant or a denture as a replacement.
Living with a broken tooth is not recommended, and a visit to the dentist is need as soon as possible. A good dentist can work wonders in treating the broken tooth. We specialize in treatment for broken tooth as well as other dental procedures. They are well known throughout the surrounding regions for their professional yet caring attitude and ensuring the best experience for their patients. Everyone is welcome at their clinic to be a part of their family.