Have you chipped or cracked your tooth? If so, please don’t panic. There are many dental treatments in the world today that can help you restore your chomper and your oral health. After you call Robert C. Freeman, DDS, explain the situation, and schedule an appointment, it’s important to handle the situation as best as you can.
The first thing you should do is take an over-the-counter pain reliever if the tooth is causing pain and discomfort. This can help ease the pain as well as reduce swelling. You can also ice the area and rinse your mouth with water.
The second thing you need to do is cover the tooth, if it has a sharp edge that is bothering you, with a piece of wax paraffin or sugar-free chewing gum. This can help you prevent cutting your lip, tongue, and cheek with the tooth.
The third thing you need to do is have a soft-foods diet and avoid biting down with the tooth. This can help you prevent further harm and damage to the tooth.
If you have any questions or if you would like to know more about how to handle a chipped or cracked tooth in Knoxville, Tennessee, please call our office at 865-577-7535. Dr. Robert C. Freeman and our dental team will be more than happy to help you in any way we can!