When your tooth gets chipped from an accident, and help from trusty dentists in Greenville, SC or other locales isn’t immediately available, what can you do? Here are a few first-aid tips.
When a tooth cracks, rinse your mouth immediately with warm water, and make sure to retrieve the broken piece, and rinse that, as well. If the area is bleeding, apply a piece of gauze to the area for about 10 minutes, or until the bleeding stops. A cold compress to the outside of the mouth (or on the cheek or lip area near the chipped tooth) is also highly recommended. The cold compress temporarily keeps the swelling at bay, while relieving the pain. Make an appointment with your dentist immediately.