Teeth are some of the strongest parts of the human body; however, even with your best efforts, accidents can happen. From tough fruit to harsh, sudden falls, a chipped tooth can happen to anyone, anywhere. But what if it happens to you and what if it’s happening right this second? What do you do? Well first, it’s important to note down that you will be ok, and though a chipped tooth may cause discomfort and embarrassment, you will be ok. At Drs of Smiles, all of our doctors will be able to help you. If you’re wondering what the steps are to deal with a chipped tooth, keep reading!
Can I Do Anything At Home?
You can’t fix the tooth at home! Please don’t try to glue the chipped part of the tooth back on (yes, really). A fixed tooth can only be fixed by a dentist; however, there are some things you can do in the meantime before your dentist’s visit.
- Rinse your mouth with lukewarm water
- If there is bleeding, apply some light pleasure with some gauze
- If bleeding does not stop with gauze, use a tea bag
If you can’t immediately get in to see the dentist, you can purchase dental cement found at most drug stores to help stop any building and bring relief from pain.
What Will The Dentist Do To Help With A Chipped Tooth?
It’s important to note that there is a difference between a chipped tooth and a cracked tooth, both of which require different treatments. With a chipped tooth, a dentist will typically use a permanent dental filling to repair the situation.
The dentist will walk you through the procedure depending on the situation and will have the primary goal of ensuring no further damage occurs and, if there is any pain, to minimize or outright eliminate the pain.
Think You Have A Chipped Tooth?
If you think you are suffering from a chipped tooth, then follow the tips above and make an appointment with Drs of Smiles immediately. There’s no need to crack under the pressure, with Drs of Smiles, whether cracked or chipped, we can take care of your teeth! Give us a call at 480-834-6991!