I Broke A Tooth. Now What?

As hard as your teeth are, it is surprisingly easy to break one. It might be weakened by a cavity or you may have an accident. Whatever the cause, a broken tooth is not something to be ignored. Call us at Vanguard OnCall Dental Urgent Care in Derry NH right away.

First, there are different types of broken teeth. One person might consider a chip or crack a broken tooth. From a dental viewpoint these are fairly minor. There are also more significant breaks that, in severe cases, can threaten the tooth’s pulp.

If it happens to you, it’s a serious matter, regardless of the type. We can treat them all, and take them all seriously!

What You Can Do

To repeat, your broken tooth should be treated as soon as possible. Broken teeth have the potential to affect not just your dental health, but your overall health. Call our office right away.

Before you get here, here are some things you should do:

  • Rinse your mouth. Use warm water, plain or salty. Swish it gently around, then spit.
  • Use an icepack. An icepack or cold compress, wrapped in a towel, can reduce any swelling.
  • Apply gauze. There may be some bleeding. If so, gauze can help soak it up. Place it against the tooth and gently bite down if you can. If you don’t have any gauze, you can use a wet teabag instead.

After that, the important thing is to call us at Vanguard OnCall Dental Urgent Care in Derry NH. We can advise you on whether you need immediate attention. We have treated countless broken teeth, and specialize in dental emergencies. People from Londonderry, Salem, and Chester count on us for all kinds of tooth trauma. Walk-ins are always welcome!

Contact Vanguard OnCall Dental Urgent Care:

603-435-1482

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

19D Manchester Rd Ste 3
Derry, New Hampshire
03038