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My back tooth chipped. What is some home remedies that I can do till I can make it to the dentist.?

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In brief: Tooth wax or temp

If tooth is sharp, you can buy some wax at drug store and place over tooth chip.
If tooth is hurting, you can also buy some temporary filling material, called tempfil and try to place in tooth until, dental visit.

In brief: Tooth wax or temp

If tooth is sharp, you can buy some wax at drug store and place over tooth chip.
If tooth is hurting, you can also buy some temporary filling material, called tempfil and try to place in tooth until, dental visit.
Dr. Sidney Chonowski
Dr. Sidney Chonowski
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Buy dent-temp

First, swish with warm salt water to remove any large food particles that you can.
Go the pharmacy and buy dent-temp, this should help temporarily until you see the dentist.

In brief: Buy dent-temp

First, swish with warm salt water to remove any large food particles that you can.
Go the pharmacy and buy dent-temp, this should help temporarily until you see the dentist.
Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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Dr. Alan Atlas
Dentistry - Cosmetic
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In brief: Be careful eating

The major concern with a chipped tooth is that is may chip or fracture more before it is treated.
With that in mind, one must be extremely careful eating any foods on that side of the mouth. Eat a soft diet, keep the area clean by brushing and rinsing and seek dental consultation immediately.

In brief: Be careful eating

The major concern with a chipped tooth is that is may chip or fracture more before it is treated.
With that in mind, one must be extremely careful eating any foods on that side of the mouth. Eat a soft diet, keep the area clean by brushing and rinsing and seek dental consultation immediately.
Dr. Alan Atlas
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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management

In brief: 1-800 dentist 24/7

Cover the tooth with sugarless chewing gum or paraffin wax if unavailable.
Take an NSAID (such as ibuprofen) or acetaminophen to help with any pain and call emergency dentist at 1-800 dentist 24/7. Take care.

In brief: 1-800 dentist 24/7

Cover the tooth with sugarless chewing gum or paraffin wax if unavailable.
Take an NSAID (such as ibuprofen) or acetaminophen to help with any pain and call emergency dentist at 1-800 dentist 24/7. Take care.
Dr. Paul Grin
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Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine

In brief: Chipped tooth

"for sensitive ellis ii fractures of dentin, cover the exposed surface with a calcium hydroxide composition (dycal), tooth varnish (copal ether varnish), a strip of stomahesive or clear nail polish to decrease sensitivity.
Provide pain medications, instruct the patient to avoid hot and cold food or drink and arrange for follow up with a dentist." national ctr for emerg med informatics (ncemi).

In brief: Chipped tooth

"for sensitive ellis ii fractures of dentin, cover the exposed surface with a calcium hydroxide composition (dycal), tooth varnish (copal ether varnish), a strip of stomahesive or clear nail polish to decrease sensitivity.
Provide pain medications, instruct the patient to avoid hot and cold food or drink and arrange for follow up with a dentist." national ctr for emerg med informatics (ncemi).
Dr. Colin Kerr
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