Broken, Chipped, or Fractured Teeth

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Rinse the mouth with warm water to keep the area clean.  Put cold compresses on the face to reduce swelling.  Contact your pediatric dentist immediately.  If you can find the broken tooth fragment, bring it with you to the dentist.

From Sports Activities

As an active child or teen you may be vulnerable to chipping a tooth due to sports or other activities. It is very important to address any dental damage as soon as possible. If you are into sports where you might have hard contact with other players or hard surfaces, you should use a mouth guard. Mouth guards protect your teeth from being broken or chipped which might cause root and bone damage or tooth loss.

From Oral Piercings

Teenagers may have oral piercings. Be aware that you are risking your oral health by doing so. Oral piercing leads to tooth fractures. The piercing can chip your teeth while you eat, sleep, chew, and talk. To treat these fractures, you may need fillings, crowns, or even root canals. The piercing may also cause restriction of breathing due to swelling, painful infections, uncontrollable breathing, blood poisoning and blood clots. Think twice about having any oral piercing.