Coping With a Chipped Tooth

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The outermost layer of your teeth is the hardest tissue in your body. Unfortunately, it’s also quite brittle. This means your teeth can crack, which can let bacteria grow inside your tooth and lead to infection. This can necessitate a wisdom tooth or a root canal. To avoid these complications, we recommend contacting your dentist quickly, but here are a few things you can do while waiting to see your dentist. .

Your dentist can generally repair a small chip in a single visit. Even when the chip seems unimportant, your dentist could recommend several services to stop your tooth from suffering more damage.

If your tooth hurts, we recommend starting with over-the-counter painkillers. You can also try rinsing your mouth with salt water. If your tooth is jagged, we try covering it with chewing gum or wax paraffin. Otherwise, your chipped tooth my cut your tongue, lip, or gums. Please avoid chewing on your broken tooth, and if necessary, eat only soft foods.

Do you have more questions? Are you interested in scheduling an appointment with our team? If so, please feel free to contact our office. We are excited to hear from you soon.