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What happens if you chip a tooth?
Last Updated: 6th January, 2020
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Subsequently, one may also ask, can a chipped tooth fix itself?
When the outer hard tissues of the tootharecracked, chewing can cause movement of thepieces,and the pulp can become irritated. Eventually, thepulpwill become damaged to the point that it cannolonger heal itself. In time, a cracked toothmaybegin to hurt all by itself.
One may also ask, how do you know if you chip a tooth? Symptoms of a chipped tooth If the chip is minor and not at thefrontof your mouth, you may not know you haveit atall. When you do have symptoms, however, theymayinclude: feeling a jagged surface when you runyourtongue over your teeth. irritation of the gumaround thechipped tooth.
In this regard, is a chipped tooth an emergency?
If it is a small chip, we may simply smoothitout. For a larger break, the dentist may fill in the space withacomposite material that matches your other teeth. If youarein severe pain, are bleeding excessively, have a major break,orhave lost a tooth, that is a dental emergency andyoushould contact us.
What happens if you leave a chipped tooth untreated?
Leaving a Chipped Tooth Untreated Without professional treatment, the brokentoothis susceptible to an infection that will only get worseover time.This infection can move to the neck and head,causing allsorts of health problems. While rare, it is possible forachipped tooth to provelife-threatening.