Chipped tooth, What should I do?
Your day can be entirely ruined by a chipped tooth. Fortunately, there are actions you can take to make sure you regain your stunning smile. To find out the right steps, keep reading.
In a plastic bag, place the damaged tooth. Add a few drops of water to the bag’s interior to maintain a minor moisture level.
You can put a piece of sugar-free gum there if the chip leaves a significant gap in your mouth. This will stop any food or bacteria from entering.
Schedule a visit to the dentist. If it’s Sunday when dentists are typically closed, leave a message and call early on Monday. Numerous dentists will take emergency appointments if it is during the workweek.
According to Paul Bussman, DMD, FAGD, a representative of the Academy of General Dentistry, “If the tooth is not shattered across the nerve, the dentist can etch the enamel on both the good tooth and the tooth chip, use a light-cured glue, and bind the chip to the tooth.”
Wearing a mouthguard and being attentive to what you eat are just two preventative measures you can take to make sure that you do not chip your teeth. To prevent losing a tooth while playing sports, your dentist can even fit you with a sports mouthguard.
Give us a call if you do have a chipped tooth. We will be happy to help you take the necessary actions to quickly restore the brilliance and beauty of your smile.