At first a chipped tooth might not seem very serious. Some minor dental fractures have little more than cosmetic complications. Yet there are also times when a chipped tooth is highly sensitive when biting into certain foods or drinking certain beverages.
If you have recently chipped or fractured a tooth, it’s best to seek professional diagnosis and treatment from a dentist like Dr. Michael Hall. The longer you wait to seek professional help, the more likely the tooth is to suffer from more severe sensitivity and potentially tooth decay.
The size of the tooth, and location of the chip will all factor into the treatment plan our dentist puts forth. In a case where the damage extends beyond the tooth enamel to affect the sensitive core of the tooth he may need to perform a root canal.
This treatment plan calls for him to gently numb the tooth and surrounding gums. It is designed to excise any damaged structures from the tooth, as well as the remaining tooth enamel layer. Once this is done our dentist will replace the affected structures before to replications the tooth’s natural enamel layer with a dental crown.
If you live in the Bend, Oregon area and you have a sensitive tooth that has recently suffered a chip or fracture, you should call 541-389-0300 to seek professional diagnosis and treatment at Central Oregon Dental Center.