Posted February 22, 2017.

Cracking a back tooth, which is also called a molar, can be a scary and nerve-wracking thing, especially if it causes extreme pain and discomfort. However, if you’re smart, there is a chance you can save the tooth and restore your oral health. You can do so by doing the following things:

Avoid using the tooth: If you need to eat after you’ve cracked your molar, then it’s best to avoid chewing with that tooth. So, all you need to do is chew on the other side of the mouth and do your best to eat soft foods, just in case.

Control the bleeding and reduce swelling: Control the bleeding by applying a piece of gauze pad to the injured area for about 10 minutes or until the bleeding subsides. Apply a cold compress outside the mouth, cheek, or lip that is near the injured tooth. This will keep the swelling down and relieve your pain.

Visit your dentist: See your dentist as soon as possible and bring any broken pieces of your tooth with you when you come in for your emergency appointment.

Dr. German G. Jaquez and our dental team care about you and your smile, which is why we encourage you to do all you can to treat your cracked molar in Glendora, California. If you have any questions on how to do so, or if you need additional assistance throughout this dental emergency, please remember that you can always call EccoDental at 626-771-0064. Our dental team is here to help you in any way we can, and we look forward to your phone call!