Very, very small tooth chips are nothing to worry too much about, though they can call for dental care in certain instances. Larger tooth chips may cause you to worry and may certainly be worthy of a dental visit. So, how are you supposed to know the severity of your damaged dental tissue, what you should do, and whether you need a treatment to fix it? Easy! Come in for a dental appointment, of course. For now, let’s get you up to speed.
If You’re Not Worried About It
If the chip is extremely small and you’re not worried about it, it’s never a bad idea to have us check it out for you to ensure it’s not a problem. However, if you aren’t concerned and you don’t mind it, nothing needs to be done.
If It’s Sharp Or You Don’t Like It
Even if we tell you that you don’t require professional dental care to improve the chip for smile health reasons, you may not be happy with it. This is perfectly normal! It can cause discomfort if it’s sharp or rough. Or, it can make you frown because it makes your tooth look less than stellar. In this case, we offer cosmetic care.
If It’s Big
You may call it a chip but it may be a bigger piece of dental tissue that’s missing that exposes deeper tissue. The result? Well, you may be vulnerable to problems like the tooth breaking further, infection, etc. We encourage you to always come in when you damage a tooth. We may then determine whether you require professional dental care to fix the problem or if it’s simply esthetic and up to you!
See Us For Help With Chipped Teeth
We offer the cosmetic and restorative care you need, should you damage your tooth! All you have to do is schedule an appointment. Contact Absolute Dental Care today in Virginia Beach, VA to schedule a visit by calling (757) 428-7440. We proudly welcome patients Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Suffolk, Hampton, Eastern Shore, and all surrounding communities.