Our teeth are pretty tough, and a chipped front tooth may go unnoticed for a while. When you eat or drink something, though, you’ll know something’s not quite right.
In this article, we’ll detail the possible treatment options for a chipped tooth.
As with any dental injury, it’s essential you schedule an appointment with a dentist as soon as possible if you chip a tooth. If you can’t see a dentist the same day:
If the chip is small, the dentist will simply polish away the sharp edge. If the chip is significant, though, sensitive nerves may be vulnerable to cold or hot food and drinks, and the tooth will need repair. The dentist may recommend a:
Dentists recommend you take an over-the-counter pain reliever before and after your appointment to help reduce swelling.
A Kool Smiles partner dentist will be there to provide quality, affordable care when you chip a tooth. Our partners have the equipment and the expertise to perform any of the services detailed above.
Kool Smiles Kids Club’s partner dentists provide a full range of diagnostic, restorative, and preventative care. We have partners who offer specialty services to suit the whole family, from routine pediatrics to oral surgery, and from endodontics to orthodontics.
With partner dentists who have flexible payment options and who are open on weekends, Kool Smiles makes quality dental care accessible. Our partners accept Medicaid, TRICARE, SCHIP, CareCredit, and more.