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If you’ve recently chipped or broken your tooth, it’s important that you improve the situation as soon as possible and do not panic. Dental emergencies happen all the time, and there’s no need to worry. Your dentist and Jupina Dental team will be able to help you as soon as you come into the office. Until then, we recommend doing the following things:

– Save pieces: Save as many pieces of the tooth as possible. This is an important step because your dentist might be able to reattach them. Rinse the mouth with warm water and clean the broken pieces.

-Control the bleeding: Apply a piece of gauze pad to the area for about 10 minutes or until the bleeding stops. If it still continues to bleed, replace the bloody pad with a new one and repeat this process.

-Reduce swelling: Try to reduce swelling and relieve pain by applying an ice pack on the mouth, cheek, or lip near the injured area.

-Visit your dentist: Visit your dentist as soon as possible. When you come into our office, don’t forget to bring your tooth pieces with you.

For more information about what to do with a chipped or broken tooth in Hayward, California, please call 510.783.1414 today and talk to a member of our team. We are more than happy to give you the details and information you need to successfully improve your oral health as soon as possible!