There are many different types of dental injuries. A chipped tooth is a very common injury that most often affects the front, visible teeth. This tooth damage can be a cause for embarrassment and panic because people are concerned with the appearance of their smile. At Dame Street Dental, we offer chipped tooth repair as a part of our family dentistry treatments. Our practice provides quick, effective and painless chipped tooth repair for patients in Dublin, and the surrounding communities.
It is vital that you visit the dentist as soon as possible if you have a chipped tooth. The teeth are living features inside the mouth. Damage to the tooth enamel can leave the inner dentin and roots exposed to bacteria, causing infection and death to the tooth. The teeth are quite resilient when they receive prompt treatment. If you are able to find the portion of your tooth that has been chipped off, please bring it with you when you come to our practice! Keep this small amount of tooth in a cup with a small amount of milk or your own saliva to keep it moist. Our dental practice will do everything we can to give you the immediate treatment you need for your chipped tooth repair.
Cracked or broken teeth are a serious dental concern. While injury and trauma are common causes, chewing ice or biting down on hard candies or popcorn kernels are also frequent sources of damage. It is vital that you bring any pain or evidence of a cracked or broken tooth to your dentist’s attention for the best possible chance of saving your tooth. Don’t ignore a toothache, as it is your signal that you need dental care.
Before any treatment for a cracked or broken tooth, your mouth will need a thorough evaluation to examine the extent of the damage. Small cracks or chips can usually be treated with a tooth colored filling or bonding agent. However, larger cracks or more severe breakage will require more extensive repair. If you suspect that you have a cracked or broken tooth, please contact Dame Street Dental as soon as possible. With early intervention, your pain can be erased, and oral health can be restored.