If you are dealing with a chipped tooth, it can be impossible to ignore if you are in pain. However, if the chip doesn’t go down to the pulp, you might not feel anything. If that’s the case, you still shouldn’t ignore a chipped tooth. Here’s why:
- You might experience worse dental issues later down the road. If your tooth is cracked, left untreated it can weaken, and eventually, your tooth could break.
- It may cause unnecessary pain. While it might not hurt now, you might notice pain develop over time, such as a sensitivity to cold temperatures if the root becomes exposed. It might also be more difficult to bite or chew.
- It could lead to an infection. Because part of the tooth is exposed, it can lead to more cavities and other infections in your teeth.
When you visit us for a chipped tooth, we can fix it with a filling or with tooth bonding. In more serious cases, we can repair your tooth with a crown. To schedule an appointment, call Denise DiBona, DDS, LLC today at 732-945-5343 or schedule online.