In order to properly care for yourself if a tooth is chipped or broken, you should adhere to specific steps. Note that if your tooth is only chipped and doesn’t hurt, it is not necessarily an emergency and you may wait a few days to see us. However, it is important to see us!
It may become necessary for us to conduct an x-ray to properly assess the state of the fractured tooth. If the tooth pulp, or the soft tissue inside of the tooth, is damaged in some way, we may need to perform a root canal. If this is not the case, we might only have to give your tooth a crown. We will discuss with you whether the crown will be made in or outside the office and, if it is being made outside of our location, we may have you wear a temporary crown. In the end, if the tooth cannot be saved, we will discuss other options for tooth replacement, such as implant-supported repairs or bridges.