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What to Do When You Crack a Tooth

Chomp on something your tooth didn’t like? Or get hit in the mouth with a hockey puck?
If you think you may have a cracked tooth, or if you’re holding a piece of your tooth in
your hand, follow these steps!

1. Give us a call to schedule an appointment 585-671-9580. Let us know about
your emergency and we will make our best effort to see you right away. You
can also schedule an appointment through our website julianofamilydental.com.
2. If there are tooth fragments that have fallen out, preserve them in a clean
container with a moist solution (cold milk, water, saliva), and bring them in to
your appointment.
3. Apply a cold pack to your jaw to lessen any pain and swelling.
4. If bleeding, bite down on a gauze pad until bleeding stops and call 585-671-9580.

It is possible to have a cracked tooth and not know it.
If you have any pain when biting down, or when eating something hot or cold, it’s best
to get it checked out.
In order to prevent further damage to the tooth or an infection, it’s very important to
correct a cracked tooth immediately.