Sarasota Dental Arts

How Marco Rubio (and You) Should Handle a Broken Tooth

February 22, 2016
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Posted By: Dr. Kaya Aygen
Marco Rubio, Broken Tooth, Sarasota Dental Arts

As you may have heard, US Presidential Candidate Marco Rubio recently cracked his tooth on a frozen Twix bar. If you’ve broken a tooth (who doesn’t love frozen candy?) then taking the right steps can make all the difference! Today we’re talking about what Marco Rubio and you should do if you’ve chipped a tooth.

There’s a lot of different things that can happen that end in a cracked or broken tooth, but typically it occurs after some kind of trauma to your tooth. Whether that’s taking a football to the mouth, or eating something too hard, it’s probably going to involve some pain, unfortunately. Here are some steps you should take:

  • Call your dentist: Call your dentist right away, there is no way to repair or completely fix a broken tooth at home. Let the office know what has happened, and ask them for an emergency time slot to ensure that you can see a professional as soon as possible for treatment to prevent any further damage!
  • Apply pressure: Use gauze and apply pressure to any bleeding areas until the bleeding stops.
  • Kill the pain: Typically, over the counter pain medication will help you keep everything under control until you’re able to visit the dentist.
  • Cold compress: Using a cold compress on the outside of your mouth near the affected tooth can help to relieve discomfort and swelling.

Your dentist can review your affected tooth and will recommend the best treatment options to suit your unique needs. Your treatment could include simply filling the broken area, adding a crown, a root canal treatment, or full tooth removal and replacement depending on the severity of your break.

Cracked Teeth Repair in Sarasota FL

If you’ve got a cracked tooth (from a frozen Twix, or otherwise) give us a call today for more information on how we can help. Our team is always happy to work around your schedule, and we’ll be sure to get you in to see the dentist has soon as possible! Contact us today to get started!

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