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Dental Emergency

What should I do if I crack my tooth?

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  • ADe Vizio, DMD, Dentist, answered on behalf of Colgate
    If you crack your tooth, here are some important steps for emergency management:
    • Rinse your mouth with warm or tepid water
    • Reduce swelling by applying an ice pack for no more than 20 minutes at a time followed by a rest period to prevent cell damage
    • Call 911 or go directly to an emergency room or your dentist's office, if he or she is available
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