What To Do If You Have A Chipped Tooth
Posted on 08/16/2016

Here at Gentle Smiles of Colorado, we provide the expert service and compassion that each and every one of our patients deserve. Drs. Timothy J. Wachuta and Kelsey Appleby, along with the rest of their exceptional team, have the skills, abilities, and passion to help our patients achieve maximum oral health. Our services range from routine exams and cleanings to root canals and bridges, and our dedication to patient satisfaction makes every visit to our office a satisfying experience. Aside from standard visits, we also work with patients who’ve had unexpected oral changes or emergencies. Some of these include chipped teeth, and in case this ever happens to you, you may refer to the following tips we offer of what you can do when you have a chipped tooth.

Though minor chips do not always need treatment, it may be suggested that you receive care to get the damage repaired. Without treatment, the chip could get worse or become painful. With that in mind, the following are steps you can take if you have a chipped tooth:

  • Plan a visit to your dentist to avoid the possibility of the chip getting more damaged; it may be easily repaired with a filling
     
  • Rinse your mouth with salt water
     
  • If you are in pain, you may take an over-the-counter pain reliever
  • If the chipped tooth is left sharp or jagged, try covering it with a bit of wax paraffin or sugarless gum to avoid having your tongue, top or cheek cut
     
  • If you choose to eat, try to rely on soft foods to avoid biting down on the chipped tooth

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With locations in Denver, Golden and Wheat Ridge, we are never far away, and are always happy to provide you with the finest possible orthodontic treatment. We prioritize our patients, and are dedicated to maintaining a warm and welcoming atmosphere that leaves our patients feeling comfortable and relaxed. If you have any other questions about how to proceed if you have a chipped tooth, or are ready to set yourself or your family up with exceptional dental care, feel free to call us at (303)756-2770, or view our contact page for other options. We look forward to working with you and your smile!