Broken Tooth in Marrero - Southern Dental Care

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7301 Westbank Expy., Marrero, LA 70072

What Causes a Broken Tooth?

At some point in your life, you might chip, crack, or break an adult tooth. The cause might be obvious, such as when there is trauma to the tooth, or it might seem like a mystery. Our specialists know there are a number of scenarios that can result in a fractured or broken tooth:

  • Falling down and hurting your face or mouth.
  • Being hit in the face or mouth.
  • Having decay that weakens your tooth.
  • Biting down on something hard, especially if your tooth is already weakened from decay.
  • Having large, old fillings that don’t properly support what remains of the tooth.

If you’re having trouble identifying whether or not you have a broken tooth in Marrero, please consult with the specialists at Southern Dental Care. You can also read more about how to tell if a tooth has cracked from the American Dental Association.

What Should I Do about My Broken Tooth?

While it may be tempting to try to go about life as usual and pretend nothing ever happened, you need to see a dentist as soon as possible if you break a tooth. You will not be able to treat the tooth yourself. If left untreated, your tooth might become more damaged or become infected, which could result in the loss of the tooth.

Until you can get to a dentist, follow these tips to protect your mouth:

  1. If you’re in pain, take an over-the-counter pain reliever or apply an ice pack to your cheek or lip near the broken tooth. An ice pack will also reduce any swelling to your cheek or lips.
  2. Rinse your mouth with warm salt water.
  3. Use gauze to apply pressure to anywhere that’s bleeding. If the bleeding does not stop, try applying pressure with a tea bag instead of gauze.
  4. If you have to eat, consume only soft foods and do not chew or bite down on your broken tooth.
  5. Cover any sharp edges of your tooth with temporary dental cement, wax paraffin, or sugarless chewing gum to protect the rest of your mouth from cuts. These items should be available at most drugstores.

How Will You Treat My Broken Tooth?

You may be wondering how Southern Dental Care can treat your broken tooth in Marrero. We take into account the cause of the break, the significance of the break, and any other relevant details from your dental history in order to help you make the best decision for your dental health.

Common procedures to treat broken teeth include:

  • Dental fillings
  • Dental crowns
  • Dental veneers
  • Root canals

For more information about these procedures, please read our services page, browse our blog, and most importantly, contact us to schedule an appointment. Our dental office is located in Marrero, but we serve the entire greater New Orleans area. Southern Dental Care will get you smiling again!

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