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Dr. Ronald Achong
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Chipped Tooth (Overview)

Any tooth that exhibits a fracture may be deemed to be chipped. Speak to your dentist if this is of concern to you. Teeth may be fractured due to wear, trauma or caries.


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What can be done to stop a tooth pain that is caused by a chipped tooth?

What can be done to stop a tooth pain that is caused by a chipped tooth?

Best to see: A dentist to have the problem evaluated, diagnosed and treated. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Dr. Ronald Achong
161 doctors shared insights

Chipped Tooth (Overview)

Any tooth that exhibits a fracture may be deemed to be chipped. Speak to your dentist if this is of concern to you. Teeth may be fractured due to wear, trauma or caries.


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Whats the best way to fix a chipped tooth?

Whats the best way to fix a chipped tooth?

Depends: The kind of treatment is dependent on how much of the tooth is chipped, where the tooth is chipped, where in the mouth the tooth is located etc. If its a small chip sometimes just smoothing the tooth off is enough. Composite or tooth colored material is a good choice to repair a chip. Porcelain is also a good way to fix a chip. ...Read more

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Treating a Tooth Abscess (Checklist)

See dentist ASAP
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Go to the emergency room if swelling hinders breathing
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What can I do to treat a chipped tooth?

What can I do to treat a chipped tooth?

See a dentist for...: Schedule a visit with a dentist to evaluate the tooth and discuss your treatment options. If the tooth chipped other than by an accident or trauma, there is probably an underlying cause, such as decay. Your options would generally be tooth colored composite fillings\porcelain veneer\crown for a front tooth and amalgam fillings\composite fillings\or a ceramic onlay\crown on back teeth. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for a chipped tooth?

What is the best treatment for a chipped tooth?

Several options: Depending on your situation, your dentist will determine how best to fix it. ...Read more

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Is a slightly chipped tooth something I have to go to the denist for? I slipped on the stairs outside my house an ended up with a very slight chip on one of my front teeth. There's absolutely no pain in the tooth, and the chip isn't really even that notic

Is a slightly chipped tooth something I have to go to the denist for? I slipped on the stairs outside my house an ended up with a very slight chip on one of my front teeth. There's absolutely no pain in the tooth, and the chip isn't really even that notic

Sounds : Sounds like it probably will not amount to anything. Small chips often will occur like this when edge to edge trauma occurs. Since it is asymptomatic and the appearance doesn't bother you, see how things go over the next week or so. If the tooth begins to ache or turns dark, it could be a sign that the nerve in the tooth was damaged and at that point it should be looked at and treated. Even if you went to your dentist today, there is no immediate treatment necessary to prevent future problems. ...Read more

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What to do with a child who gets a chipped tooth?

What to do with a child who gets a chipped tooth?

Depends: If it is a baby tooth and it is just a simple chip it likely will be left alone, if it is a permanent tooth then it will likely need to be fixed. If the tooth chipped because it was hit hart it would be good to have it checked out because you need to know if the tooth is fractured or has other probs. See your dentist if concerned. ...Read more

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How can I get a chipped tooth fixed?

See your dentist :): Have your dentist look at it and give you options. It could require a lot of work, nothing or anywhere in between. The answer should be simple once you get a professional eval. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can using sensodyne tarter control cause weakening in teeth? I have an unexplainable chipped tooth. Or could lack of nutrients have something to dowit

No: Once formed, teeth do not change. If there was a lack of good nutrition during tooth development than the teeth could be soft... But that is very unusual. Or someone could have a genetic defect... But than again that would be rare and it would also affect more than one tooth. ...Read more

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How to fix a chipped tooth?

How to fix a chipped tooth?

Chipped tooth: The answer depends upon how much tooth is chipped and where it is located. .If it's a front tooth and the chip is small a tooth colored material can be bonded to restore it. If it is more substantial then a veneer or crown may be necessary. If it's a back tooth, and it is only a small chip, then a bonded tooth colored filling may suffice. If it is larger, then a bonded onlay or crown may be needed. ...Read more

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