North Idaho Dental Group

What should I do if I break a tooth?

The first thing to do if you break a tooth is to make an appointment to see your emergency dentist. North Idaho Dental Group has offices in Coeur d’Alene and Ponderay, where we offer prompt same-day emergency dentistry.

woman holding jaw from emergency tooth pain in ponderayIf you break a tooth on the weekend or on vacation, you can buy temporary tooth repair products at the local drugstore. This material will temporarily fill the space and protect your tongue and cheeks from sharp edges that may be present.

Avoid chewing on the broken tooth as it is vulnerable to further damage.

Why We Need to Treat a Broken Tooth

Even if a broken tooth is not painful, you should still come in and see us. A tooth that’s already compromised can sustain further damage that may be more costly and complex to repair than treatment performed at the time of the injury.

A cracked or broken tooth left untreated can also lead to a pulp infection that would require a root canal to resolve.

Emergency Dentistry in Coeur d’Alene and Ponderay, ID

At North Idaho Dental Group, we understand how upsetting a dental emergency is and are here to serve you when you need us. Please call us, and we will get you on our schedule as soon as possible.

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