Tooth enamel is rather hard stuff, yet there are still things that can damage it. This could come in the form of a bad habit, like nervously chewing on objects or using your teeth to open a package. People with chronic stress that unconsciously grind their teeth at night are at even higher risk of suffering chipped tooth enamel.
Even if the damaged tooth doesn’t cause pain, discomfort, or heightened sensitivity in the tooth, you are still at risk of significant complications. As time passes, the compromised area of tooth enamel might start to trap plaque and stray bacterial matter. This easily promotes tooth decay to develop in an already compromised tooth.
To prevent these problems from afflicting the tooth, you should seek timely dental care and treatment at Family Dentistry of Rockwall’s Rockwall, Texas clinic. The severity of the damage to the tooth enamel will determine the method we recommend for repairing the tooth.
If the chip is small, our dentists might be able to repair it with a simple filling. If a blow to the face has caused chips on multiple teeth, we might recommend dental veneers.
A large chip or dental fracture that compromises a significant amount of tooth enamel might require a crown restoration. If the damage extends deep into the pulp or root of the tooth, we might also recommend a root canal.
If you live in the Rockwall, Texas area and you have suffered a chipped tooth, you should call 972-772-3900 to have it examined and treated at Family Dentistry of Rockwall’s dental clinic.