Tooth enamel is meant to be hard enough to allow your teeth to bite, chew and grind common foods. However, it is not invulnerable to damage from a bad habit like chewing on pencils and pens or the excessive force that can be placed on a tooth when using it as an improvised tool.
When tooth enamel has chipped, the damage to the tooth can vary in size and severity. Even if you aren’t experiencing immediate pain or sensitivity you should still have it examined by a dentist like Dr. Zoya Yadgarov. Failing to seek professional treatment could lead to more significant complications.
Sometimes a chipped tooth compromises the structural integrity of the surrounding tooth enamel, this could leave the tooth vulnerable to a more severe dental fracture in the future. At the same time, the abnormal textures in the compromised tooth enamel can be prone to collecting food particles and other bacterial deposits.
As time goes on this material could start to foster tooth decay deep inside the already compromised tooth. A tooth in this condition might require invasive treatment or you could suffer the total loss of the tooth.
Once Dr. Zoya Yadgarov performs a thorough examination of the chipped tooth he will present you with your treatment options. The plan he puts forth will be based on the chip’s location on the tooth and the location of the tooth in your mouth.
If you are in the New York, New York, area and you have a chipped or fractured tooth, you should call 212-535-3226 to have it examined and treated at Art of Dentistry PC.