Did you chomp on something your tooth didn’t like, such as ice, nuts, or shellfish? Or did the Golden Knights playoff run motivate you to take up hockey, only to 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 702-870-3818. Let us know about your emergency and we will make our best effort to see you as soon as possible.
2. If the entire tooth has fallen out, preserve it in a clean container with a moist solution (cold milk, water, saliva), and bring it in to your appointment.
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. Do not take aspirin as it may increase bleeding.
It is possible to have a cracked tooth and not know it.
What to Do When You Crack a Tooth
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.