What to do if You Break or Chip a Tooth

What to do if You Break or Chip a Tooth

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Did you have a broken tooth? Our emergency dentist in Calgary can walk you through the step-by-step process of what to do if you have chipped tooth enamel. If you take immediate steps and get same-day dental treatment, there’s a possibility that the fragment can be bonded back in place!

 

Locate the Fragment

If possible, try to find the broken piece of tooth. Don’t worry about cleaning it off. If you can’t find it, Dr. Esmail can bond over the area. Be sure to control any bleeding with mild pressure and a clean cloth or tissue.

 

Store it Properly

The most important part of repairing a broken tooth is storing the chipped fragment properly, so that it doesn’t dry out. You need to completely submerge it in a liquid such as milk, contact solution, saline, saliva, or tap water with a pinch of salt. Put it in a sealed container so that there’s no chance of the piece getting lost.

Get to our Calgary dentist office within the next 1-2 hours. Seeing you quickly means the best chances of success for reattaching the fractured edge.

 

Call a Calgary Emergency Dentist

In Calgary, Rocky Ridge Dental offers 24/7 emergency dentistry access. Simply call our phone number and follow the prompts. If needed, Dr. Esmail can see you on the same day for emergency dental treatment. The sooner you can get to our office, the better the chances are to bond the broken-off fragment back in place.

At Rocky Ridge Dental, we welcome new and existing patients alike. We provide comprehensive family and emergency dentistry for all ages. If you need same-day treatments or urgent care, we’re available to help. Even though most dentists have modified hours because of COVID-19 related restrictions, emergency dental treatment in Calgary is still available. Call us today.

 

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