Accidents happen. Whether you suffer from a cracked or broken tooth because of a sporting event or you happen to be accident prone, there is no need to worry. Dr. Long-Stokes has years of experience helping patients find relief when they need it. In the meantime, we recommend the following methods for temporary relief of oral discomfort:
Broken Tooth—Use warm water to rinse out your mouth. Apply a gauze material where necessary to stop the bleeding. Apply a cold compress to the affected area if you experience pain and swelling.
Cracked Tooth—Clean your mouth by rinsing with warm water and use a cold compress to reduce pain and swelling.
Oral Pain—Rinse your mouth with warm water. Gently floss your teeth to remove debris from food. Take a pain medication that includes acetaminophen or aspirin for pain relief.