What Should I Do If I Chip My Tooth

What Should I Do If I Chip My Tooth

Dentist Newtown

At Pleasant Dental we are regularly asked, “What should I do if I chip my tooth?” This is actually a fairly common problem. If you live in the Newtown area, we encourage you to call (203) 426-0500 as soon as your tooth becomes chipped. As a general dentist, we can examine and treat you right away.

As an emergency dentist, the first thing we want to do is determine how serious the damage is. In order to do so, we will ask you several questions when you call to schedule an appointment.

After chipping a tooth, you may not be in pain or uncomfortable. It really depends on the extent of the chip, where your tooth was chipped, and which tooth was damaged. Some people, for example, lightly chip a tooth when eating something overly hard or crunchy. If it is small, the chip may go unnoticed until you brush and floss your teeth. If you are in pain, you need to call our dental office in Newtown immediately. Pain is your body’s way of alerting you to a problem, and by restoring your tooth, we can prevent further damage and infections.

We encourage you to visit our dentist practice immediately if you notice that your tooth has become chipped and you are also bleeding. This could be an indication that you have suffered more dental damage than you are currently aware of. Rinse your mouth out with warm salt water, and if the bleeding persists, come on in.

As a family dentist serving the Newtown area, we treat generations of families. We need to know the age of the person who suffered damage because this will directly influence our treatment recommendations. Children tend to be more sensitive to discomfort, so it is wise to have any damage restored on the same day as the accident.