Chipped teeth are actually a fairly common dental problem, and are one of the dental emergencies our dentists and team treat most frequently. If your tooth is chipped, call Redwood Dental Inc. at 650-369-9074 immediately, and our team will make arrangements for you to meet with Dr. Vincent Leung or Dr. Norman Chang as soon as possible. We offer a several treatments for chipped teeth in Redwood City, California, and will work with you to find the type of treatment that is right for your needs.
Determining the Damage
The first step in treating your chipped tooth is determining how serious the damage is. To do this, our dentists and team will ask you several questions, such as:
Do you feel any pain?
Your level of discomfort after chipping a tooth depends on the extent of the chip, where the damage is located and which tooth sustained damage. Small chips may go unnoticed until you brush and floss your teeth. Larger chips may cause pain or sensitivity.
Are you bleeding?
If your tooth is chipped and your are bleeding, it could be a sign that you have sustained mor extensive damage. Rinse your mouth with warm salt water, and if the bleeding persists, come to our office.
Steps You Can Take At Home
Here are a few steps you can take after chipping a tooth:
- Rinse your mouth with warm saltwater to remove debris and any surface blood, and to reduce your risk of infection.
- If you are bleeding, place gauze or a small, cool rage in your mouth. Apply light pressure to help stop the bleeding and ease any discomfort from the chipped tooth.
- If you are unable to make it to our office immediately, you can purchase dental cement at your local drugstore. Make sure to only purchase dental cement and not other product.
- Contact our office right away to make an emergency appointment.
Treatment Options For Chipped Teeth
There are a few options for restoring teeth damaged by chipping. These include:
- Dental bonding
- Dental veneers
- Dental crowns
Our dentists will discuss your options with you to find the solution that is right for your needs.