I Have A Broken Tooth: Dos and Don’ts

When you have a little bit of a toothache or you think you might have damaged your tooth, you may feel just a little bit stressed as you make up your mind about what to do. However, when you realize you have a broken tooth, all bets are off! This can feel very overwhelming and may cause you to feel completely unsure about how to follow through with addressing the issue. Is this one of those moments in which you should try to fix things yourself, you wonder? Or, does this call for a visit to our Virginia Beach, VA dental practice? Find out more regarding the dos and don’ts of broken teeth, so you can quickly regain your healthy (and structurally complete) smile.

Do: Call Our Team Immediately

If you have a broken tooth, we remind you that you should contact our Virginia Beach dental practice immediately. You may ask, but what if it turns out that the break isn’t a very bad one? The truth is, all breaks are considered “bad” because they compromise the health of your mouth and the structure of your tooth, leaving it vulnerable to more breakage, as well as infection. So, don’t hesitate. Don’t try to consider the pros and cons or figure out the extent of damage on your own. Just contact us to schedule a dental visit soon.

Don’t: Ignore The Problem

On the flip side of things, we remind you: Don’t just pretend like nothing happened. While a broken tooth will usually feel uncomfortable enough to convince you to contact our team for the care you need, we are well aware of the fact that those with high thresholds for pain may take it upon themselves to just attempt to “deal with it” and hope for the best, while choosing not to seek dental care. Remember: Seeing us is absolutely essential if you want to keep your tooth and protect your smile as a whole.

Do: Stay Calm And Take Over-The-Counter Pain Relief

Your Virginia Beach dentist reminds you that you don’t need to panic if you end up with a broken tooth. Yes, it can seem shocking at first! However, when you choose to contact us for the care you need, there’s nothing to worry about. Instead, do your best to stay calm, schedule a visit, and take OTC pain relievers if necessary.

Don’t: Try A DIY Treatment

Do not try to fix your tooth at home. It will make matters worse. Instead, let us repair it!

See Our Team For Your Broken Tooth

Remember that when you experience any type of damage to your teeth or other oral tissues, trying to fix the problem on your own isn’t going to work. Come in for professional treatment to rescue and protect your oral health. Contact Absolute Dental Care today in Virginia Beach, VA to schedule a visit by calling (757) 428-7440. We proudly welcome patients Virginia Beach and all surrounding communities.