Chipped Tooth in Rockhampton – Treatment Options

Even though teeth are made from the strongest tissue in your body, they can still become damaged. Maybe you’ve bitten into something unexpectedly hard and heard that cracking sound of your tooth breaking. Sports injuries and other accidents can also cause a tooth to fracture or chip, particularly if the tooth has a large filling or is decayed.

Don’t worry… our compassionate dentists can repair or restore a chipped tooth at our Rockhampton or Emerald clinics and put the smile back on your face.

If you have damaged a tooth, don’t delay, contact A2Z Dental today.

Chipped Tooth in Rockhampton – Treatment Options

Even though teeth are made from the strongest tissue in your body, they can still become damaged. Maybe you’ve bitten into something unexpectedly hard and heard that cracking sound of your tooth breaking. Sports injuries and other accidents can also cause a tooth to fracture or chip, particularly if the tooth has a large filling or is decayed.

Don’t worry… our compassionate dentists can repair or restore a chipped tooth at our Rockhampton or Emerald clinics and put the smile back on your face.

If you have damaged a tooth, don’t delay, contact A2Z Dental today.

What to do about a chipped tooth in Rockhampton?

It’s extremely important to visit our dental clinic as soon as you can after noticing that you have a fractured, chipped or broken tooth. Seeking attention early helps to avoid the tooth becoming infected or damaged further.

While waiting to see our dentists there are a couple of things you can do to ease the pain of a chipped tooth. Our Emerald and Rockhampton dentists suggest rinsing your mouth with warm saltwater for example to cleanse the area. In addition, taking over-the-counter painkillers can help to alleviate any discomfort.

If the broken part of your tooth has a jagged edge then cover it with a piece of sugar-free chewing gum to prevent damage to your tongue or cheeks. It’s best to avoid eating but if that’s not possible, then stick to soft foods and chew on the opposite side to the broken tooth.

Fixing a Broken or Chipped Tooth

Our Rockhampton dentist will recommend one from a variety of treatments, depending on the extent of damage to your tooth. These include:

A tooth filling – If it’s just a small piece of enamel that has chipped away, our dentists may simply repair it with a white filling for an easy ‘invisible’ repair.

Dental bonding – If a front tooth has been damaged, our dentist is likely to repair it with a composite resin that is shade-matched to your tooth colour. It’s a simple treatment that involves moulding the resin on to your tooth, and then shaping it and hardening it to restore your tooth back to its original condition. No-one will ever know.

Dental crown – If your tooth is severely damaged or broken, the best course of action may be to restore it with a dental crown. Our dentist will remove the damaged part of the tooth and cover it with a ‘cap’ or crown that strengthens it and restores its natural appearance.

If you do have a chipped tooth, Rockhampton and Emerald patients should be aware that they can’t treat it themselves at home. Instead, call to arrange a consultation with A2Z Dental and we will discuss your best treatment option.

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