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Your smile is extremely important, which makes dental emergencies quite scary and nerve-wracking, right? However, even though this is the case, there is no need to worry. Our Hawkins Family Dentistry dental team has the experience and skills needed to help you restore your oral health. But first, there are things you need to do to begin treatment. So, to help you deal with a chipped tooth in Belpre, Ohio, our dental team has some tips and information for you.

The first thing you should do is call our office at 740-423-8416 and schedule an emergency appointment as soon as possible. The sooner you see Dr. Lori Hawkins, the better. One way you can improve the success of your treatment when you come into our office is to bring the pieces of your tooth with you. This means you need to save the pieces of your tooth and keep them in a safe place until your appointment.

The second thing you should do is control the bleeding and reduce the swelling. You can control the bleeding by applying a piece of gauze pad to the area until the bleeding stops. If needed, feel free to replace the soaked pad with a new one when necessary. You can reduce swelling by placing an ice pack or cold compress outside of the cheek or lip that is near the injured area. This can keep the swelling down as well as relieve pain.

If you have any questions or if you need additional help, please don’t hesitate to call our office at 740-423-8416. The sooner you call us, the sooner you can have the answers and assistance you need. We look forward to helping you!