A chip can occur on one of your teeth from a myriad of sources. Nibbling on your fingernails, pens, pencils and chewing ice all pose a potential threat. You are even more likely to suffering a chipped tooth if you grind your teeth at night on a regular basis without the protection of a quality sleep guard.
Without timely, professional repair, the damaged tooth enamel could encourage a new cavity to form. The decay could quickly penetrate through the compromised enamel to threaten the pulp and root of the tooth. To prevent this from happening, Dr. Brant Pittsley always recommends having a chip repaired at his Davisburg, Michigan, clinic.
For a minor chip, he might be able to repair it with a simple filling. If it’s on a tooth in your smile, he might recommend a porcelain dental veneer.
If the chipped tooth experiences heightened sensitivity or persistent pain, it likely means that damage has penetrated deep into the tooth, exposing the dentin, pulp, or root of the tooth. For a tooth in this condition, Dr. Brant Pittsley might need to perform a root canal. This will replace the damaged part of the tooth before restoring the entire enamel layer with a dental crown.
If you live in the Davisburg, Michigan, area and you’ve suffered a chipped tooth, you should call 248-634-7002 to seek timely treatment at MI Beautiful Smile.