A number of factors can cause a tooth to become damaged. Once you notice a chipped tooth, you should see the dentist as soon as possible. In today’s blog, we’re talking about what our Southlake, TX patients can do to take care of a chipped tooth and what treatment is available.
If you play sports, or even if you bite down on a particularly hard piece of food, then you run the risk of chipping a tooth. In some cases, the damage could be very minor. Even if you sustain an injury but see no noticeable damage, you should still let us know. Often fractures could appear that threaten your oral health but remain practically invisible to the naked eye.
If you experience any swelling or pain from the chipped tooth, you can place a cold compress against the side of the face to reduce swelling while you are in route to our office. A piece of cloth or gauze could also help stem any bleeding you may experience.
Often, we repair broken teeth in one visit with dental bonding. Using the same lifelike and metal-free materials as our tooth-colored fillings, we restore the lost structure and sculpt the tooth for a natural appearance. For more serious damage we may opt for a custom-made dental crown.
Without treatment, a damaged tooth could lead to cavities, toothaches, and eventually, a higher risk of infection and even tooth loss in severe cases.
Do You Have a Chipped Tooth?
If you have a chipped tooth, then we have a solution. To find out more, schedule a consultation by calling DaVinci Dentistry in Southlake, TX today at (817) 251-9333.