What To Do If You Crack A Tooth


Chomp on something your tooth didn’t like? Or get hit in the mouth with a hockey puck?

If you think you may have a cracked tooth, or if you’re holding a piece of your tooth in your

hand, follow these steps!

1. Give us a call to schedule an appointment 317-887-0700. Let us know about your

emergency and we will make our best effort to see you right away. You can also check online for an appointment at KumferFamilyDental.com but if it is an emergency, phone calls work best as we can often times squeeze you into our schedule.

2. If there are tooth fragments that have fallen out, preserve them in a clean container with a

moist solution (cold mik, water, saliva), and bring them in to your appointment. Do not attempt to clean these fragments!

3. Apply a cold pack to your jaw to lessen any pain and swelling.

4. If bleeding, bite down on a gauze pad until bleeding stops. Can’t find gauze? Then fold up a moist paper towel.

It is possible to have a cracked tooth and not know it.

If you have any pain when biting down, or when eating something hot or cold, it’s best to get it

checked out.

In order to prevent further damage to the tooth or an infection, it’s very important to correct a

cracked tooth immediately.

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