Have you recently harmed one of your teeth? If so, there is no need to panic. Dr. William Robison can help you restore your chipped, cracked, or broken tooth. Before you do anything, it’s important to call Whispering Pines Dental at 702-384-5070 and schedule an appointment. Then, you need to care for the tooth until you come to our office.
The first thing you should do is relieve the pain. You can do so by taking over-the-counter pain medication, icing the area with an ice pack, and rinsing your mouth with water. These things can not only relieve the pain, but they can also reduce the swelling and wash your mouth.
The second thing you should do is cover the tooth if the break created a sharp or jagged edge in the chomper. You can cover it with orthodontic wax or sugarless chewing gum. Covering it can help you prevent cut and damaged lips, tongue, and cheeks.
The third thing you should do is only eat soft foods—that is, if you have to eat before the appointment. It’s important to avoid biting down on the injured tooth as much as possible. This means you need to eat things like mashed potatoes and yogurt.
Call our office today at 702-384-5070 if you have any questions or if you need further assistance with your chipped, cracked, or broken tooth in Las Vegas, Nevada. Our dental team is here to help you in any way we can, so please don’t be shy to reach out to us!