If you have ever experienced a broken or chipped tooth, you can attest to the fact that it’s not exactly a fun experience. Whether it’s via eating or playing sport, a broken tooth can be a traumatizing experience. There is some good news though – repairing a broken tooth is a relatively easy procedure, however, in some cases, you will need to act quickly! Let’s explore repairing broken teeth below.
Collect the Tooth CAREFULLY
Carefully collect the teeth (or tooth) after they have been broken and do not touch the root of the tooth. Any damage made to the tooth may prevent re-implantation. It is also recommended that broken teeth should be placed in lukewarm water for about 10 minutes if there is dirt on the tooth. DO NOT scrub or scrape.
Store the Tooth or Try to Re-Insert
If you do not want to attempt to re-insert the tooth, you will need to store it in whole milk OR between your cheek and gum. This prevents the tooth from drying. If you do want to re-insert the tooth, place the teeth into their correct sockets and bite down on a gauze pad to hold the teeth in place. Please note the team at Smile Workshop always recommends visiting a dentist and following their professional advice.
Always Visit the Dentist (Smile Workshop)
Visiting Smile Workshop after an event like this is ALWAYS the recommend option. Smile Workshop prides themselves on providing the best care for you and your family. Find your nearest Smile Workshop here.
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