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Got A Chipped Or Broken Tooth – Elk Grove Village

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Dental Emergencies With Brian Homann, DDS

Any fracture to your teeth can be traumatic from a physical and emotional standpoint. Your beautiful smile is now uneven due to the appearance of a broken or chipped tooth.

While this type of dental fracture might not always be painful, it is almost always a dental emergency. If you’re looking to protect or restore your tooth after it is chipped or breaks, then please contact the office of Brian Homann, DDS as soon as possible.

Chipped Or Broken Tooth

What To Do

Experiencing a broken or chipped tooth can be distressing, but there are several steps you can take to manage the situation effectively. Here’s what someone should do immediately after they experience a broken or chipped tooth:

  • Rinse the Mouth: Start by rinsing your mouth with warm water. This will help clean the area around the broken or chipped tooth and remove any debris or blood.
  • Save any Broken Tooth Fragments: If you can locate any broken tooth fragments, carefully collect them and keep them in a clean container filled with milk or saliva. This may be helpful for potential restoration or reattachment, depending on the severity of the damage.
  • Control Bleeding: If there is any bleeding from the broken or chipped tooth or surrounding gum tissues, apply gentle pressure using a clean gauze or cloth. Maintain the pressure until the bleeding subsides.
  • Reduce Swelling (if applicable): If there is facial swelling resulting from the injury, the first thing to do is go to your closest Emergency room. You can also apply a cold compress or ice pack wrapped in a cloth to the affected area while waiting to be seen.
  • Temporary Pain Relief: If you are medically able to, over-the-counter pain relievers like ibuprofen or acetaminophen can be taken to manage any pain or discomfort associated with the broken or chipped tooth. Follow the instructions on the packaging and consult a dentist as soon as possible.
  • Protect the Tooth: While waiting for your dental appointment, you can take measures to protect the broken or chipped tooth. Avoid chewing on the affected side of the mouth and opt for soft foods to minimize additional damage. If necessary, you can use dental wax o cover any sharp edges to prevent irritation to the soft tissues.

Remember, it’s crucial to seek professional dental care promptly to address a broken or chipped tooth effectively. Our dentists with Brian Homann, DDS will evaluate the severity of the damage, determine the appropriate treatment plan, and restore the tooth’s functionality and appearance.

Emergency Appointments For A Broken or Chipped Tooth – Elk Grove Village, Illinois

While we are not always able to accommodate same-day appointments we try our best to offer slots that are available for dental emergencies like broken teeth or chipped teeth. If you’re experiencing this type of dental problem, please contact our office immediately and we will get you scheduled as soon as possible.

Our Clients

Most caring dental staff I’ve ever encountered. Every experience has been extremely professional, from just calling to ask a question to cleanings for my whole family and beyond.

Dr. Homann goes out of his way to make sure you understand each step of the process and are comfortable the whole way. Each member of their team genuinely cares about their patients, and knowing I will have the best care every time I walk in the door makes going to the dentist a whole lot easier. Thank you to all the kind and wonderful staff, you make all the difference.

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Elk Grove Village, IL

Dr. Homan is the best dentist I've ever been to. Most of my co-workers go to Dr. Homan and that's how I heard about him.

I needed a lot of work on my teeth and I'm so glad I found such a great dentist. He explains everything to you and also is very upfront on all posibiltys that's can happen to the tooth he works on and also explains what you can expect after the dental work. He's also very friendly and everyone at the office makes you feel comfortable. Karen and Sandra in the front office are wonderful as well. They also have wonderful dental hygienist. My insurance is not in network with Dr. Homan but it's well worth the extra money to still go to the best!

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Elk Grove Village, IL

Dr. Homann's practice is very clean and up to date. His practice also has televisions to watch when you are getting your teeth cleaned or any other work done which is awesome!

The chairs are very comfortable and the staff is very polite. Dr. Homann is also a very knowledgeable dentist with the ability to make every patient feel calm and comfortable no matter what the situation. He also has done volunteer work for the homeless donating his time and resources to help the less fortunate, if that doesn't let you know what kind of practice this is I don't know what will. I will definitely be coming back here again!

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