If you have chipped your tooth, contact our emergency dentists in Los Angeles as soon as possible. If you cannot get to the dentist right away, first rinse your mouth out with warm water. If there is any bleeding involved, use gauze to stop it. If you are not able to get to the dentist the same day, cover your tooth with dental cement until you can get into the office.
The treatment of your chipped tooth will correspond to how badly it has been injured. A very minor chip may not require anything more than a smoothing and polishing of the tooth by the dentist. If it is a medium-sized chip, dental bonding or an onlay can be used to restore the tooth. In some cases, a dental crown may be necessary. If the chip is large, there is a good chance you may have exposed or damaged the root of the tooth. If this has happened, you will need a root canal in order to save the tooth. The chipped tooth will then be restored with a crown.
If you have chipped your tooth, contact our expert in treatment of chipped teeth in Los Angeles to schedule an appointment as soon as possible.