What Should I Do If I Chip My Tooth?

At Preferred Dental Center we are regularly asked, "What should I do if I chip my tooth?" This is actually a fairly common problem. If you live in the San Antonio area, we encourage you to call (210) 255-2596 as soon as your tooth becomes chipped. As a general dentist, we can examine and treat you right away.

As an emergency dentist, the first thing we want to do is determine how serious the damage is. In order to do so, we will ask you several questions when you call to schedule an appointment.

What Should I Do If I Chip My Tooth?

Steps to Take After Chipping a Tooth

If you have ever wondered, "What should I do if I chip my tooth?" this information is good to keep in your back pocket. We always welcome your calls, questions, and visits to our dental office in San Antonio. This guide should be a reference point, but ultimately, you should still visit the dentist.

Step #1

Rinse your mouth with warm saltwater. This will help remove debris, any surface blood, and reduce the chance of developing an infection.

Step #2

Place a piece of gauze or a cool rag in your mouth and press on the area that is bleeding. Applying light pressure may also help ease any discomfort being caused by the tooth being chipped and the dentin being exposed. As a family dentist that serves residents of San Antonio and surrounding areas, we have found this to be particularly useful for helping our young patients take their mind off their discomfort.

Step #3

You can purchase dental cement at many drugstores and use it to temporarily cover the damaged tooth. As a cosmetic dentist, we prefer to simply treat your tooth and restore it immediately. However, if you are traveling, have a busy day at work, or simply cannot find the time to come in, this is a useful temporary solution. Just be sure to visit Preferred Dental Center the next day.

Step #4

Call our cosmetic dental services office at (210) 255-2596 and schedule an appointment to be seen as soon as possible. We will do our best to work around your schedule so you can have your tooth restored immediately.

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