What Do I Do If I Chip My Tooth?

Ouch. The first thing you should do after chipping your tooth, is contact a dentist. Explain to your dentist which tooth is chipped, the size of the damage, and how it happened. Listen to the dentist’s advice, and schedule an appointment with them as soon as possible. After speaking to your dentist, there are a few things you can do at home to treat the chipped tooth. The first thing you should do is rinse your mouth with warm water to clean the broken tooth. If the tooth is bleeding, put pressure on it to stop the flow of blood. After this, you should compress the tooth with a cold cloth to reduce swelling of the area.

What Do I Do If My Tooth Falls Out?

Like a chipped tooth, the first thing you should do when your tooth falls out in an accident is to call a dentist and schedule an appointment for as soon as possible. Dentists recommend that after losing a tooth in an accident, you should try to get to a dentist’s office within thirty minutes or as soon as you can. The next thing you should do is attempt to put the tooth back in place. If you are unable to do this, wrap the tooth that has fallen out in a piece of damp gauze or place it in a glass of milk and be sure to bring it with you to your dentist appointment. 

What Should I Do In Between Chipping My Tooth and Seeing the Dentist?

Like a chipped tooth, the first thing you should do when your tooth falls out in an accident is to call a dentist and schedule an appointment for as soon as possible. Dentists recommend that after losing a tooth in an accident, you should try to get to a dentist’s office within thirty minutes or as soon as you can. The next thing you should do is attempt to put the tooth back in place. If you are unable to do this, wrap the tooth that has fallen out in a piece of damp gauze or place it in a glass of milk and be sure to bring it with you to your dentist appointment. 

Do You Have More Questions? Contact us!

If you have more questions about chipped teeth, feel free to contact Gentle Dental in Southern Maine where a family dentist would be happy to answer any questions you have.  To set up an appointment for a new patient, please click here and fill out our new patient form.