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What should I do if I crack my tooth?

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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