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What Should I Do If My Tooth Cracks in Half?

What Should I Do If My Tooth Cracks in Half?

It can happen that when you are crunching on a hard piece of candy or through trauma, that your tooth can break in half. Many of our patients may begin to panic when this happens, but the most important step to take is to remain calm and call your dentist.

It’s true that your tooth enamel is one of the hardest substances in your body. However, just like everything in the natural world, it also has its breaking point. Pregnant women and those with tooth decay are more prone to experiencing a broken tooth.

  If you experience a broken tooth, we encourage you to do the following:
  • Rinse your mouth with salt water
  • If the broken part has a jagged edge, place wax or a piece of chewing gum to prevent it from cutting your tongue.
  • Maintain only a soft diet until you can have the tooth repaired

Our dentists in Glendale specialize in cosmetic procedures that will help improve your teeth if it falls out or is broken. Call us today for an appointment or more information.

Location: 6300 San Fernando Rd, Glendale, CA 91201


Dr Karen Baghdasaryan

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