You’ve Chipped Your Tooth – What Should You Do?

fairfield dental artsWhether you bit on a hard object, a cavity weakened your tooth or you fell and hit your mouth, we know how frustrating a chipped tooth can be. Before you panic – remember that there are things that you can do to help ease any pain and restore your natural smile!

Steps to Follow if You’ve Chipped a Tooth:

  • Rinse Your Mouth – Rinse your mouth with warm water and if you’re in pain, take a painkiller to help ease discomfort.
  • Apply Pressure (if needed) – If your mouth is bleeding, apply gauze and pressure to the area. If this doesn’t work, try using a tea bag with pressure on the area until the bleeding stops.
  • Give Us a Call – A dentist can help you determine the extent of your tooth damage. Minor tooth chips can be polished and smoothed to restore your tooth. We can even use bonding to restore the natural appearance of your smile. More serious chips that damage the nerve of your tooth can be filled or protected with a crown.

If you have recently chipped your tooth, don’t worry. Our dental professionals are here to help you restore the health and beauty of your smile. We offer a number of restorative dental services that will help bring back your natural smile. Visit our website or give our office a call directly at 203-254-3780 to learn more about the services we offer or to schedule your dental visit today.

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