Immediate Care For a Chipped Tooth

Do you have a chipped or broken tooth?

Anybody can chip or break a tooth. It may happen as a result of a silly accident like walking into a door or even from biting down on a piece of hard candy. A cracked or broken tooth may happen due to a cavity which has weakened the tooth. Whatever the reason may be, it can definitely be fixed. You just need to stay clam and take the right steps so you don’t end up loosing your tooth.

Chipped Tooth Repair in Charlotte, NC

As soon as you chip or break a tooth you need to immediately rinse the mouth area with salt water and take an non-prescription pain reliever like acetaminophen if you’re in pain. In the event that the edge of your chipped tooth is sharp or is jagged, then you should place some wax or sugarless chewed gum over it so it does not cut your cheek or tongue.

The next step is to book a dental appointment with a dentist in the Charlotte area, preferably with us!

The first thing that is going to be done is a complete and thorough examination of the chipped tooth. If the tooth is in otherwise good condition we will only need to repair it with a filling so that it looks brand-new and it is still functional.

However, in the event the chipped tooth is one of your front teeth, we can do a procedure called bonding where a tooth colored material is bonded to the tooth utilizing an adhesive so your tooth looks like nothing ever happened to it! Nobody will be able to tell that your particular tooth was chipped or blemished in any way.

On the other hand, if the tooth that was chipped was unhealthy due to a cavity or other dental problem, a root canal and dental crown procedure might have to be done to save your tooth from having to be pulled. In addition, if the majority of the tooth is broken and/or there is extensive decay within it, then this remaining portion of the tooth will likely need to be filed down and a cap or crown placed over it.

Now, if the root of your chipped/broken tooth is still healthy, then a root canal may be done where a pin or post will need to be positioned in the tooth’s canal. Then, a structure will be developed around the tooth plus a crown placed into the structure to provide the tooth a restored appearance.

As you can tell, chipping your tooth is not pleasant but it is also not the end of your tooth…it can be saved! However, a good result will only be possible for you and your chipped tooth if you call an emergency dentist in Charlotte immediately after your tooth gets damaged. All you have to do is call us and we’ll have your tooth looking completely new right away.

Call us 24/7 if you need chipped tooth repair in Charlotte, NC.