At LuxSmile Family Dentistry, Dr. Ton and our team are here to help when a dental emergency derails your day. Recently suffered an injury that resulted in a chipped tooth? You can trust that we will not only walk you through how you can care for this type of problem at home, but we will also get you scheduled to see Dr. Ton as soon as possible. While this common dental emergency may cause you to panic, take a deep breath, and remember, we are here when you need it most. Contact our office to learn more about how we can help you.
A chipped or broken tooth is one of the most common dental emergencies seen by our team at LuxSmile Family Dentistry. Although this type of problem cannot be attributed to one sole cause, you likely have a chipped or broken tooth because of:
When faced with a chipped or broken tooth while at home, it’s important that you first call our office to alert us to the situation. After listening to your concerns and evaluating your current situation, a member of our team will schedule you to see your emergency dentist as soon as possible.
In the meantime, you will need to follow a few simple steps to ensure no further damage occurs to your tooth:
When seeing Dr. Ton during your emergency appointment, she will first evaluate the problem area and take any necessary X-Rays before recommending an appropriate method of treatment. Because the size of the chip or break can determine how it will be treated, there are several options she might suggest:
Major Chip: When the tooth is severely damaged and your tooth nerve is exposed, you can expect to need a root canal followed by the placement of a dental crown.