Cracked Tooth Syndrome
Chipped and broken teeth: causes and solutions
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What to do if you break your tooth
If you’ve fractured or broken a tooth, follow these steps immediately before booking an appointment with your dentist.
- Rinse your mouth out with warm water
- Apply pressure on any bleeding areas using gauze
- Apply an icepack to your cheek if there’s any swelling
- If you have access to it, cover any major cracks with temporary dental cement
- If it’s painful, use an over the counter pain reliever such as paracetamol (unless your GP has advised otherwise)
- Cover any broken teeth with milk, saliva or saline solution
If your tooth is broken, make sure you don’t brush it, and make an appointment to see your dentist as soon as possible. We will discuss with you the best method of repairing the break, which could be one or a combination of fillings, crowns and root canal treatments.