Do You Have a Broken Tooth? Here’s What to Do

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Having a broken tooth can be quite terrifying, like most dental emergencies. However, if you follow Dr. Paul Neumann’s instructions, there is a good chance you can successfully handle the situation and even save your tooth.

Your dentist first instructs you to call our office and schedule an appointment as soon as possible. Make sure to tell our team it’s an emergency. Then, help the situation by rinsing your mouth with cold water, which should wash away any blood or debris in your mouth. Next, ice outside the area with a cold compress to reduce swelling. You can also dull any pain by taking over-the-counter pain killers.

Next, save all of the pieces of your tooth. Then, keep them in a safe place where they won’t get lost or harmed. You’ll need to bring them to Paul Neumann, DDS when you come in for your appointment because your dentist will try to put your tooth back together.

Finally, consider wearing a mouth guard while you are active. Mouthguards are strong appliances that can protect your smile from oral injuries in the future.

To learn more about how to save a broken tooth in Plaquemine, Louisiana, please reach out to our dental team at Paul Neumann, DDS by calling 225-687-4366. We look forward to assisting you!