Your dentist may recommend a few things to help reduce pain and swelling, such as taking an anti-inflammatory and rinsing your mouth with warm water; this helps remove food particles that can get stuck in the sharp ends of a cracked tooth. If your tooth has become sensitive to brush, because the chip or crack is close to the root of a tooth, you can try a mouthwash that may also help keep your teeth clean. If you are in more than average pain, the dentist may recommend using an ice pack, covered with a cloth, so as to prevent injury. The goal is to decrease pain and swelling, without irritating the nerve.
Once you can visit us, we may recommend a number of restorative procedures to consider, including:
– Dental Implants
Depending on how severe the chip or crack is, you may be able to get treatment immediately. Call us for more information on first aid for a chipped tooth in Bellaire, Texas, at (713) 667-8080.