How to Manage a Broken, Chipped or Loose Tooth at Home?

How to Manage a Broken Tooth at Home

We would like to discuss on how to manage a broken, chipped or loose tooth at home? Let assess the dental problems you’re currently facing. Do you have chipped, broken or failing teeth? We understand that it can be uncomfortable, not being able to enjoy a meal, sometimes possibly leading to severe infection as well.

If any of your teeth or dental restorations such as crowns, fillings or dentures get damaged or feel loose, you should contact Ashton Avenue Dental as soon as possible. We can offer personalised advice based on your situation or highly recommend to book an appointment at our clinic for emergency care. If you are struggling with minor dental pain, read our self-help advice on relieving dental problem at home – Click here to know more!

Do you have Chipped or broken teeth?

Your teeth can chip for innumerable reasons, and unfortunately, we cannot reattach broken pieces of the tooth from your mouth. Still, we can repair by placing a dental crown, filling or restoration on the damaged area, which in turn will help in strengthening regular functioning and appearance.

If you have had an accident and have damaged a tooth, follow these tips quickly:

  • Firstly, remove any pieces from your mouth to prevent swallowing accidentally
  • Call the nearest dentist

There are chances of the broken tooth having sharp edges; it may dig into your cheeks and tongue.

Try consuming painkillers or apply the prescribed gel on the painful area; this could provide some relief for your toothache until you have the chance to fix an appointment with your dentist. You could also try covering the tooth with soft gauze.

Have you a Lost filling?

Have you lost your dental filling? Losing a filling can cause pain or sensitivity if the inside of the tooth is uncovered and left untreated. If you cannot see a dentist right away, you can try to manage the discomfort and prevent infections through:

  • Use the less painful side of your mouth for chewing,
  • Avoid sugar, which can make toothache and sensitivity worse
  • Avoid very hot or cold food and drinks, if your tooth feels sensitive to temperature
  • Brush your teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste
  • And floss daily to help keep bacteria away

Do you have a loose crown or veneer?

If you have a dental crown or veneer that feels loose, this could cause an exerting pain or make you feel uncomfortable while eating. We would recommend booking an appointment to recement or have a replacement. As mentioned above, follow the same steps to protect the exposed area, such as:

  • Use the less painful side of your mouth for chewing,
  • Avoid sugar, which can make toothache and sensitivity worse
  • Avoid very hot or cold food and drinks, if your tooth feels sensitive to temperature
  • Brush your teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste
  • And floss daily to help keep bacteria away

Are you tolerating loose or painful dentures?

We have patients who arrive with complaints about their loose dentures which sometimes cause pain or discomfort, majorly affect their ability to eat or speak. The majority of them are bothered about their appearance. Call us today to book an appointment, so we can give you the best advice and the best ratable treatment.

Talk to our dentist for more advice

If you need to talk to a professional about any dental issue that is worrying you, our dentist is just a phone call away. For further queries, reach us at Ashton Avenue Dental Practice in Claremont or call us on 08 6183 3800 to book an appointment.