There are many different ways that you can chip a tooth. Whether your chipped tooth was caused by biting down on something hard or taking a fall, it’s important to follow these steps for treatment.
Once you notice that your tooth is chipped, you should make an appointment with your dentist as soon as possible. Some patients don’t visit the dentist because their chipped tooth is painless, but it’s still important to seek care to avoid any further damage.
While you’re waiting for your appointment, there are still some things you can do at home immediately. First, rinse out your mouth with warm water. If you notice that your mouth is bleeding due to the chipped tooth, apply gentle pressure to the area with gauze or a small piece of cloth.
Swelling can occur after a tooth is damaged, but you can minimize this discomfort by placing an ice pack on your cheek near the affected area. Our practice will provide same-day appointments whenever possible. However, it’s a good idea to seal the area with dental cement if we’re not able to treat you that same day. This substance is available over the counter at most drugstores, and it will keep your tooth protected until you receive professional treatment.
Once you visit the dentist, your treatment plan will be created based on your specific needs. If the crack in your tooth is small, a quick smoothing and polishing treatment might be all you need.
We also have treatment options for those who are dealing with medium- or large-sized chips. A cap, crown or filling will keep the interior of your tooth from being damaged and restore its appearance. If the damage has exposed a nerve, a root canal can be
If you are dealing with a chipped tooth, our practice is here to assist you. We will treat you promptly to relieve your pain and help your tooth look as good as new. Please contact the friendly team at the Marcia L Blazer DDS PC practice (480) 596-8273.More