Chipping a tooth, especially from a blow to the face or a fall, can be quite painful. Although the tooth enamel is the hardest part of the tooth, it cannot sustain too much pressure at times. If you happen to chip your tooth, do not panic. If you chipped your tooth during the weekend, during the holidays, or when you are out of town, and cannot see your dentist immediately, here’s what you can do:
We recommend you see the dentist, however big or small the chipping is. The dentist would be the better person to suggest treatment or no treatment. Although most people deem it necessary to visit the dentist only if their front teeth are chipped, that should not be the case. While chipping of molar teeth at the back of your jaw may not affect your aesthetics, there may be cracks that are not visible to you. These could run to the inside of your tooth or to the pulp chamber. The more the damage, the more the risk involved. So, see the dentist as soon as possible.
The treatment options typically suggested for chipped teeth are:
If you have a chipped tooth, call your dentist for an appointment immediately.
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