We Can Fix a Chipped Tooth! Flexible Hours, Same Day Appointments Possible
So you’ve chipped a tooth. It’s not the end of the world, but it certainly isn’t any fun either. Relax. At our family dentist office, we can fix a chipped tooth. Schedule an appointment to come in and see us. Often, same day appointments can be arranged for dental emergencies.
The first step is to have a dentist examine the tooth to make sure the damage is no worse than a chip.
How Chipped is the Tooth?
Most chipped teeth can be repaired using a filling. Can you see the tooth when you smile? Then the dentist will probably use a process called bonding. This applies a tooth color bonding adhesive to the tooth that is shaped to look just like a tooth. The bond is then hardened using ultraviolet light. It’s a fairly simple and noninvasive procedure that usually does not require numbing.
If a large enough part of the tooth has broken off, or the tooth has a lot of decay, you may require a cap or a crown to protect the tooth and preserve the beauty of your smile.
In Pain? How to Find Relief Until Your Appointment
If you are experiencing pain before we can get you in for an emergency dental appointment, there are several over the counter remedies you can try for relief. In fact, you probably have some on your spice rack. Vanilla and other flavor extracts, citrus, garlic, oils, and leaves and roots can relieve a toothache. Soak any extracts in a cotton ball and dab around the painful area of the cracked tooth.
You should also try swishing with warm salt water, about a teaspoon of salt into a cup of boiling water. Let the water cool so it doesn’t burn and swish for 30 seconds. Spit out the salt water; DO NOT SWALLOW.
You could try rinsing your mouth with hydrogen peroxide, which works similarly to salt water.
Numbing the pain with ice can also be quite effective. Apply an ice pack to the side of the face that hurts from the broken filling or cracked tooth. But if you have an exposed nerve, the extreme cold may actually make it hurt more, so go easy
Urgent Dental Care
Either way, it is important to find a dentist who can fix a chipped tooth immediately. Any delays could result in additional dental problems. Call us today to schedule an appointment. We offer quality and comfortable emergency dental care to the Cincinnati communities of Blue Ash, Sharonville, Evendale, Springdale & the surrounding areas!