How concerned should you really be if your tooth is chipped? It may look like a relatively minor problem at first, but that initial impression may be misleading. A small amount of damage can lead to more trauma in time, and it may put you at a higher risk for infection. You also have to worry about the impact that a “slight” chip might have on your appearance. At our Tucson, AZ dentist’s office, we are prepared to help patients deal with dental injuries of varying severity. Upon evaluation, we can determine if a chip really is just a superficial problem, or if it might require restorative dental work.
A Chipped Tooth Can Be A Bigger Problem Than You Realize
If you decide that you can safely ignore a problem with a chipped tooth, you could expose yourself to potential risks. The problem could worsen in time, as repeated pressure from biting and chewing can lead to more damage. You might also be at risk for an infection, which can become more likely if the tooth experiences more damage. With an emergency dental visit, you can find out if the tooth might require a dental crown for support so that it is properly protected, and safe to use when biting and chewing.
Our Same-Day Crowns Make Restorative Work More Convenient
Our office is able to make restorative dental work more convenient by providing dental crowns that can be ready to place in just one appointment. With digital measurements of your tooth, it is possible to have a design ready for the restoration, which is produced in an in-office milling machine. The crown is made to match the appearance of a healthy tooth, so your treatment can improve your smile while also taking care of your oral health!
Should You Schedule Emergency Treatment Over A Chipped Tooth?
If a chipped tooth is in pain, if it hurts your smile, or if you do not feel that you can bite or chew without making it worse, let your dentist know as soon as possible. Through emergency treatment, we can make sure that the tooth is fully restored before any complications occur. If necessary, we can also perform a root canal procedure for internal damage. Internal problems worsen over time, which can lead to pain and the potential spread of bacteria through the tooth.
Your Tucson, AZ Dentist’s Office Can Help Patients Deal With Dental Damage
Our Tucson, AZ dentist’s office is prepared to help patients when they experience dental trauma. If you injure a tooth, we can bring you in for prompt care to find out how serious the matter is, and to then provide the appropriate care. To find out more about our services, or to learn how we can help you with a chipped, cracked, or otherwise hurt tooth, please call Newman Dental at 520-296-5439.