Family Dental
Dr. Kenneth G. Edwards, DDS

What To Do If Your Tooth Gets Chipped

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Dental emergencies are uncomfortable and unexpected and the first thing to do is to remain calm. While emergencies never occur at convenient times your emergency dentist in Amherst, NH is always prepared to help. Here we'll discuss what you should do if your tooth gets chipped.

Small Chipping

Small chips that are not painful will likely be able to be repaired with cosmetic bonding or a dental veneer depending on how large the chip is. Composite resin, which is also used to fill cavities can be used to repair small chipping. Visit your dental provider as soon as possible to determine the best treatment for your needs, as small chips can be rough on your tongue or soft tissue.

Large Chips or Breakage

If your tooth becomes broken or you have a large chip, gather the pieces as best you can and get to your dental provider right away. The more quickly you act, the better your chances are of a successful repair. Your dentist may be able to use the chipped or broken pieces to restore your tooth, or they may recommend treatment such as a porcelain crown or veneer to fit over your natural tooth structure for repair.

A Tooth That is Dislodged

If your tooth becomes dislodged it is important to get to your dental provider immediately. Bring the tooth and do your best to protect it as it may be able to be saved. Keep the tooth moist in milk or your mouth, don't handle the root or wrap the tooth in a paper towel. Remember, the more quickly you act can mean the difference between saving and losing your tooth.

Emergency Dental Care Amherst NH 

At Family Dental Care, we understand how frightening and overwhelming a dental emergency can be. Dr. Kenneth Edwards and his team make every effort to see emergency patients as soon as possible because we understand how important it is to diagnose and repair your tooth quickly. If you or a loved one experience dental pain or an emergency, be sure to contact our office right away.