So you were eating something one day in front of the TV, just relaxing. Then, all of a sudden, you feel a bit of your tooth chip away.
While it can be a scary situation to find yourself in, a chipped tooth isn’t always a dental emergency. While it’s a good idea to go see a dentist as soon as possible, you may have a bit of leeway regarding this appointment.
Here’s how to tell if a chipped tooth is an emergency or not.
There are 3 types of chipped teeth you can see with the naked eye:
Most chipped teeth are not a dental emergency. When they are small, most likely the nerves of the tooth are intact. But if you are experiencing a lot of pain or the tooth has been cracked in half, then you’ll need to see the dentist right away.
If the integrity of the tooth is fine, then the chipped tooth will likely be treated with a cosmetic procedure such as dental bonding or even veneers.
More severe cases of chipping may require a dental crown, or even a tooth extraction, in which case you may need a dental implant to replace it.
If you’re dealing with a chipped tooth, both Dr. Daniel Banks and Dr. Jacob Dunham are here to help you get it fixed swiftly. Our practice provides both cosmetic and emergency dentistry in Windsor for your convenience.
Book a consultation at Water Valley Dental online, or call us at (970) 460-8989 today for an emergency dental appointment.