Treating A Cracked Tooth
Ouch! Chomp on something your tooth didn’t like? Or get hit in the mouth with a hockey puck? If you think you may have a cracked tooth, or if you’re holding a piece of your tooth in your hand, follow these steps!
1. If there are tooth fragments that have completely detached themselves from your tooth and have fallen out of your mouth, preserve them in a clean container with a moist solution (like cold milk, water or saliva), until you are able to bring them in for your emergency appointment.
2. Apply a cold pack to your jaw to lessen any pain and swelling as some discomfort may begin to occur.
3. If bleeding, bite down on a gauze pad until bleeding stops. It is possible to have a cracked tooth and not know it, so sudden bleeding can be one of your first indicators.
4. Visit our appointment request page today to schedule a visit with our caring team in Belmont, NC. Let us know about your emergency and we will make our best effort to see you right away. If you are stuck with a cracked tooth outside of our business hours, check out our partners at Charlotte Emergency Dental Clinic on Park Road. With extended hours 7 days a week they specialize in dental emergencies.
If you have any pain when biting down, or when eating or drinking anything very hot or cold, it is best to get it checked out sooner rather than later. In order to prevent further damage to the tooth or an infection from growing, it is very important to correct a cracked tooth immediately. If you have any questions or concerns about your oral health, please call our front desk at 704-825-3455. Any member of our team at Belmont Dental Associates will be more than happy to help you!