How to Relieve Pain from a Chipped or Broken Tooth
Posted on 3/8/2021 by Classic Smiles
|Whether you fall, receive a blow to your face, or bite down or something hard, tooth fracture can cause excruciating pain. While home remedies and solutions can offer temporary relief, seeing a dentist should be your top priority.
At Classic Smiles, Dr. Susanne I. Baaqee, D.M.D. and Dr. Mikal Baaqee, D.D.S.can help ease the pain, prevent further damage, and offer multiple treatments.
How to Care for a Chipped or Broken Teeth
If you're unable to see a dentist immediately following a tooth fracture, avoid very hot or cold foods and beverages. Extreme temperatures might cause more pain to your tooth due to the crack possibly exposing your dentil layer. You should also avoid sugary or acidic food, as they irritate the nerves in your tooth.
Next, you'll need something for the pain. You can use any over-the-counter pain-relief medication such as ibuprofen or Tylenol. Avoid aspirin as it slows blood clotting in your gums. If the pain persists, you can try an OTC dental anesthetic or rinse with warm water two to three times daily. Saltwater works like an antiseptic to kill bacteria in the infected area.
If you're suffering from a tooth fracture, we suggest visiting Dr. Susanne I. Baaqee, D.M.D. and Dr. Mikal Baaqee, D.D.S. at Classic Smiles.
Seeking Professional Treatment and Prevention
A dentist can determine the best course of action after properly diagnosing the damage. If dental pulp injury, they might recommend a root canal or endodontic treatment depending on the severity of the damage. Once you're all set after recovery, you'll want to ensure you don't have one again. So, avoid chewing or biting on hard foods and objects like nuts, candy, pen cap, or pencil.
At Classic Smiles, Dr. Susanne I. Baaqee, D.M.D. or Dr. Mikal Baaqee, D.D.S.can help guide you on how to prevent tooth fracture following treatment. To schedule an appointment with us, call us at (407) 378-0139 today.