Oops! I Chipped A Tooth!

Chipped Tooth Enamel

Let’s face it: our daily lives provide our teeth with constant “wear and tear.” We go about our day expecting a few mishaps every now and again, but what happens when something like a chipped tooth occurs during your day? How do we handle a chipped tooth, and how soon should you get it fixed?

First and foremost, it is important to understand what can cause a tooth to chip. It is well known that falling or hitting your mouth can cause enough force to chip a tooth. Sports injuries can cause result in a chipped tooth as well. Our Caring Family Dentistry also would like to point out that cavities are capable of weakening your teeth enough to turn parts of them brittle. It is important, for the sake of your teeth, to brush and floss regularly to help keep your teeth strong and cavity free!

What Do I Do For My Chipped Tooth?

A chipped tooth can cause sensitivity and pain, depending on the portion of the chip in the tooth. Due to this, it is extremely important that you make an appointment to fix your tooth as soon as you notice the chip.  Before you arrive at your doctor’s appointment, make sure to keep a piece of gauze on your tooth if it is bleeding. Placing an ice pack on your lips or cheeks near the chipped tooth can help to alleviate the swelling and pain.

Once you are able to visit our Dentist Office in Cary, it is important that you continue with your normal cleaning routine as a way to keep strengthening your teeth. Hopefully, this will help you avoid a few chipped teeth in the long run!

Did You Chip A Tooth?

If you have a chipped tooth, or would like to learn more about our dental care services and Beavers Caring Family Dentistry of Cary, please call us at (919) 467-0654 or visit our Contact Page.