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If you believe you have a cracked or broken tooth, call your dentist right away. Depending upon the severity of the problem, there are different treatment options. One option may be a crown over the tooth, to strengthen the tooth as well as enhance appearance. If the problem is less severe, it may be possible to reshape the tooth.
When you first notice that your tooth is broken, rinse out your mouth with warm water and hold ice to the area to prevent swelling. Then call your dentist for an appointment to make sure the broken tooth is properly treated.
Depending on how big the break or crack in your tooth is, your dentist can either sand down the tooth to smooth out the break, or do a restoration procedure, such as a crown to replace the missing part.
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