A chipped tooth is painful, can ruin your smile, and can cause some serious worry. Only a dentist can completely restore your chipped or broken tooth, so hurry to make an emergency appointment at My Dental Dentistry Implants today.
Is the Chipped Tooth Serious?
Small chips to teeth may result in severe problems, but any chip to the tooth that reveals the layer of dentin under the enamel can become serious. Exposed dentin has less defense against plaque, bacteria, and has a greater chance of becoming a cavity or infected. If you have pain, your chip is definitely serious as it is not only exposing dentin, but also exposing the nerve. We can help restore this tooth back to a strong state, relieving sensitivity and decreasing chances of infection.
What Should I Do If I Find a Piece of My Tooth?
In many cases, you’ll find the chip that broke off from your tooth. Our dentists can either reattach that chip or use that chip as reference to shape a restoration. If you can find it, wrap the chip up in wet gauze and bring it with you to our clinic.
Make an Appointment With My Dental
Whether or not your chipped tooth is causing pain, it’s a great idea to get it looked at. My Dental Dentistry & Implants will make an emergency appointment and see you as soon as possible. Until then, take some over-the-counter pain relievers and we look forward to seeing you!