Chip a Tooth? Relax! It Can Be Repaired
You can chip your tooth from hard candy, ice, or getting hit in the mouth. It’s a sickening feeling, but it happens to the best of us. It’s not the end of the world, but you’ll need to see a dentist as quickly as possible. Chipped tooth repair can fix the tooth so that it looks and functions like a normal healthy tooth.
It is important to have the tooth treated by your Cincinnati dentist as soon as possible. Otherwise, you risk infection and more of the tooth may break off. In the meantime, try rinsing with salt water and take over the counter pain medication such as Tylenol to relieve any discomfort.
If only a small part of the tooth is chipped, your dentist may choose to repair it with a filling. If the tooth is obviously visible when you smile, he or she may choose to do a procedure known as dental bonding, which uses tooth-colored resin to repair the tooth.
If a large enough piece of the tooth has broken off, you may need a crown. This usually involves grinding or filling away the remaining tooth and covering it with a permanent cap. In some cases, extra filling may be required to hold up the cap.
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The combined practices of Dr. Schmerler and Dr. Malavich, Beckham Square Family Dental offers gentle comprehensive family dentistry to the Cincinnati and Sharonville areas. We use the very latest innovations and technology in dentistry to ensure you are getting the highest quality dental care that is as comfortable as possible.
We strive to do everything we can to help our patients feel as relaxed and comfortable as possible. At Beckham Square Family Dental, we care for our patients like family. We’re great with kids, even toddlers and babies. Our waiting room and facilities are designed to feel comfortable and cozy, not clinical or cold.
Give us a call today or fill out our online contact form. Even if you’ve never been here before, we’ll try to get you seen as quickly as possible. We can even offer advice over the phone about what you can do immediately to feel better, including over the counter and homeopathic remedies you can find at your local grocery store. We look forward to meeting you.