In many cases, a chipped tooth doesn’t cause pain. This makes many people with a chipped tooth ignore the problem. Unfortunately, the chipped tooth enamel offers the ideal area for the bacteria in your mouth to exploit it and harbor tooth decay.
For this reason alone, you should never ignore a chipped tooth. It’s always a good idea to have our Highland Village Smile Studio team examine the chipped tooth so we can determine the best way to repair it.
The chip in the enamel could very easily develop into a cavity. Sometimes, the chip can be repaired with a simple filling. A significant chip might need to be restored with a dental crown. If you have multiple teeth in your smile with minor chips, you might be interested in having your dentist, Dr. Nicole Richardson, restore your smile with custom dental veneers.
If the chipped tooth includes significant pain or sensitivity, there might be a more serious problem. These symptoms often mean that the damage caused by the chip has penetrated into the internal structures of the tooth. In a situation like this, our Highland Village Smile Studio team might need to perform a root canal to repair the tooth.
If you have one or more chipped teeth in Highland Village, Texas, that you would like to have addressed, you should call Highland Village Smile Studio at (972) 317-1406 to schedule an appointment.