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What cracked and broken teeth feel like

Cracked or broken teeth

What a cracked or broken tooth feels like: A crack or chip in your tooth, pain when you chew, and bigger problems if left untreated

Possible causes of cracked or broken teeth: Brittle teeth, teeth grinding, or injury

Tip to help you relieve pain from cracked or broken teeth:

  • Talk to your dentist. They can find the source of your pain and determine the best treatment for you

Pain management for different types of tooth pain

Get your pain reliever dose right. Why?

If you take more medicine than the label says, you may increase your chance of serious side effects. To use OTC pain relievers safely:

  • Take the dose directed on the label

  • Wait the right amount of time between doses

  • Don’t take more than the daily limit

  • If your pain lasts for more than 10 days, stop taking the medicine and see your dentist

  • Remember, it’s important to identify the cause of your tooth pain. Only a dental professional can do this.
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