What To Do With A Chipped Tooth

What To Do With A Chipped Tooth
Posted on 03/23/2018

Woman holding her mouth in pain because of toothache

At Brush Country Dental Center, we strive to help people throughout the Pleasanton, TX area improve their smiles through expert dental treatment. Normally, we prioritize preventive care – but sometimes accidents happen, and if you chip or break your tooth, it's important to know how to handle it. So what should you do if you chip or break a tooth?

How to Handle a Chipped or Broken Tooth

First things first – if this seems like a serious emergency, you should seek immediate medical treatment. While chips and fractures in teeth are normally non-urgent issues, they can warrant serious attention if they bleed continually or if there is further trauma to the mouth. If you feel you're in danger, go to the emergency room.

However, for a minor chip, immediate emergency medical care isn't necessary. A chipped tooth still requires treatment, though – so be sure to call us at 830-569-2500 and schedule an appointment. It's important to repair a chipped tooth, as failing to do so leaves the tooth more vulnerable to further trauma and dental decay.

If you have a more serious broken tooth, treatment may be more urgent, but rarely will qualify as an emergency. If you can, try to keep any fragments of the tooth you can find. Carry them in a cup with milk or clean water, then contact us immediately to schedule an emergency appointment. We'll help you decide the best way to proceed and the best option for treatment.

Contact Your Pleasanton, TX Dentist

Chipped and broken teeth are normally minor issues, but it's still important to treat them promptly. If you have more questions on how to handle tooth fractures or want to schedule a repair appointment, reach out to us at our <contact page today. We look forward to helping you achieve a beautiful, healthy smile!

Brush Country Dental Center

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