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Steps to Take When You Get a Chipped Tooth

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Any blow from just the right angle can leave you with an unsightly, jagged smile. When you first get a chipped tooth, it may be hard to tell how bad the injury is. Because enamel around the edges of teeth is brittle, it can sliver with any significant impact. Your front teeth are at risk because their location makes them easy targets. Your molars are vulnerable to hard foods and hidden bones. If the enamel only of your tooth is injured, it will look bad but feel okay. Deeper injuries that involve the dentin often cause sensitivity to temperature. If you can see redness inside your chipped tooth, the nerve chamber may have been compromised.

Call the Dentist

You should see your dentist when any type of tooth injury occurs. A crack may be running through your tooth without causing obvious symptoms, but it could be a serious problem in the future. X-rays can determine if the root of the tooth has suffered damage. You may not need to rush if you are not in distress, but be watchful for signs of infection or abscesses such as swelling, pain, foul odors, or bad tastes.

Relieving the Discomfort of a Chipped Tooth

If your chipped tooth is causing mouth irritation, cover it with sugar-free gum or dental wax. If you experience pain, try applying a small amount of clove oil. Minor injuries may not require diet changes, but avoid chewing hard foods with the chipped tooth as this can increase the damage.

 Don’t try to file a jagged tooth down yourself.

Preventing Chipped Teeth



If you play sports, use a mouth guard; you can buy the boil-and-bite variety in drugstores, or ask a dentist for a custom-molded one. When you’re eating, try to avoid hard foods like ice, popcorn kernels, and anything that requires excessive force to chew. Unfortunately, you can’t prevent all accidents. It’s important to find an affordable dentist you can call for emergency treatment of a chipped tooth, so you can get your smile back as quickly as possible.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Mount Dora, call Advanced Dental Care of Mount Dora today at (352) 729-3668 or make an appointment.

Advanced Dental Care offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Mount Dora. With 21 affiliated practices throughout Florida, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Advanced Dental Care of Mount Dora, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Advanced Dental Care of Mount Dora.

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