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Broken or Chipped Tooth?

Have you broken or chipped your tooth in an accidental fall while biting, grinding, or clenching when in pain? Do you know decay in the tooth can also lead to breaking and chipping of the tooth? A very few people understand that breaking and chipping teeth can again happen because of the wrong size of filling them in.

How long does it take to treat a chipped tooth?

A dentist will evaluate how long it will take to treat the chipped tooth after he does a thorough physical evaluation of your mouth. It is good to visit your dentist as soon as the damage happens to get back the teeth like before and manage pain. If the tooth is badly damaged, the treatment may take more than one visit to the dentist.

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What Signs To Look For To Know The Chipped Tooth Requires Immediate Attention?

Here are some red flags that will indicate damage to your tooth:

1. Extreme amount of pain when you try to bite and chew food;

2. Acute sensitivity to a food that is too hot or too cold;

3. Sensitivity to sugar-laden foods

4. On and off the pain in the tooth, gums, cheeks, or near the ears

5. Swelling near the gums close to the tooth.

Does an untreated chipped tooth pave the way to further complications? 

There is really no wisdom in not treating a chipped or broken tooth. The damaged tooth is highly susceptible to infections that will worsen and cost you more money to treat. There is a good chance that the infection can affect the neck and the head. Studies point out that there is a minimal chance that it can also prove fatal.


Frequently Asked Questions About Broken or Chipped Tooth

Is The Breaking Of The Whole Tooth Counted As An Emergency?

When your whole tooth gets knocked out along with its roots, you will, by all means, require emergency dental care to save your tooth. You must save the tooth in milk or your saliva and carry it to your dentist in a small container.

Cost Of Tooth Repair

Repairing chipped and broken teeth can vary depending on where the damage is and how much the damage is.

- Small chip at the tooth's corner: the dentist will fix this chip by filling it with a restorative compound. The filling will cost you about $250, assuming that you have no other treatment time complications.

- Big part of your tooth chipped: your dental doctor may advise that you fix a permanent crown on the damaged tooth. The crown will cost you anywhere in the range of $1500 and $2500. The crown will resemble your natural teeth and even feel like it.

What Is The Best Way To Prevent Teeth From Chipping And Breaking?

A regular check-up with your dentist will ensure that you follow all protocols of hygiene and oral care. This will go a long way in preventing any tooth decaying or breakage due to damage.

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At Byford Smiles, the art and science of practical dentistry come together to achieve high-quality, long-lasting results. Our philosophy is simple. We strive for excellence. We aim to provide the highest quality dental care in a positive environment and by doing so, make a lasting difference to our patients’ confidence and quality of life.

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