Both adults and children are prone to get their teeth chipped. Despite the fact that enamel is the body’s strongest and most mineralized tissue, chipping a tooth can happen to anyone. Dental disorders such as tooth decay or nocturnal teeth grinding (bruxism) can also cause a tooth to chip, in addition to biting on anything hard or any accident.
And if you’ve recently chipped a tooth, it’s necessary to understand the consequences.
What happens if a chipped tooth isn’t fixed?
A small crack in a tooth may not seem like a huge concern unless they are sharp, which may cut or scratch the inner surface of your mouth. However, if the chip is large enough, it can cause more serious issues
Your cheek, tongue, and gums can be injured by sharp edges causing discomfort
Deep chipping can damage the tooth’s root, resulting in infections or toothaches
Severe chips can lead to tooth damage, sensitivity to warmth and cold, swollen glands, and foul breath
Chips of all sizes can get larger and create more serious problems, necessitating root canals or extractions.
What you need to do once you see a cracked or chipped tooth
If you feel that one of your teeth is chipped or broken, seeing your dentist right away is essential regardless of whether or not you have any symptoms. It’s important to be as specific as possible when describing your symptoms so that your dentist can assess if you have an emergency and when you need immediate medical/dental attention. In addition, chipped or fractured teeth are fragile because they are left exposed, making them more prone to additional damage and infection.
Here are a few steps to be taken when you have a chipped tooth:
bIf you have a chipped or injured tooth, visit us at Bravo Dental and get it treated immediately to prevent further damage. Show your complete smile with confidence!
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