Teeth may chip for a number of reasons including dental decay, trauma, diet, sports injury or grinding. Chipping, breaking, or cracking a tooth is usually not serious, your dentist should be able to treat it. Treatment depends on the extent of the damage. A thorough assessment is required by your dentist or Emergency Dentist Edinburgh.
Risk factors for chipped tooth
Weak teeth are more likely to chip than strong teeth. Few things that can reduce the strength of a tooth include
⇒ Tooth decay
⇒ Large fillings tend to weaken teeth
⇒ Acid-producing foods, such as fruit juices, coffee, and spicy foods can break down enamel and leave the surface of teeth exposed.
Accessing Emergency Dental Care in Edinburgh City
Emergency Dentist Edinburgh is an appointment based private dental service to help all patients get the high-quality care they need to feel better right away. Get in touch with us by phone or email and we can arrange an appointment with one of our caring and experienced dentists to assess your oral health.
Symptoms of a chipped tooth
⇒ Feeling roughed/jagged surface when you run your tongue over your tooth.
⇒ Pain on biting, which can be intense if the chip is near to or exposes the nerves of the tooth
⇒ Irritation of tongue or gum around the chipped tooth.
Treatment of Chipped Tooth at Emergency Dentist Edinburgh
Treatment of a chipped tooth generally depends on its symptoms, severity and location. Unless it’s causing severe pain and significantly interfering with eating and sleeping, it’s not a dental emergency. Still, you should make an appointment with your dentist as soon as possible to avoid infection or further damage to the tooth. A minor chip can usually be treated by simply smoothing and polishing the tooth. For more extensive chip, your dentist may recommend dental fillings, bonding, veneer, crown, inlay or onlay.
Complications of chipped teeth
When the chip is extensive and starts to affect the root of tooth, the tooth becomes infected and symptomatic. Some of the symptoms are pain, sensitivity, fever, swelling and bad breath. Treatment is usually root canal or removal of the tooth.
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