When you notice a piece missing from a tooth, the first impulse can be total panic. We want to do everything possible to suppress this impulse. By reading up on dental emergencies before one actually takes hold, you’ll be prepared for the worst (although that hopefully won’t be the case). Depending on your dental problem, there are a few different steps you can take right away to protect the damaged tooth or teeth.

We’ve created a graphic to help our patients learn the proper steps toward tooth repair. The most important? To get in touch with your dentist right away. Depending on your emergency, it may be best to wait for an appointment during regular hours, to seek out an emergency dentist, or to head straight for the emergency room. But you need to talk to a professional to learn more. Don’t delay when a tooth is hurting or not performing properly.

How to Approach a Broken Tooth


Making it Through Your Dental Emergency

Of course, every emergency is unique, and yours might not be addressed by our tips. If this is the case, make sure to give us a call ASAP.

If you’re looking to avoid emergencies in the future, we have a few more tips for protecting your smile. And if you ask your hygienist for personalized recommendations at your next exam, they will be more than happy to offer some guidance. Speaking of which, why not schedule that next exam today?

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