What If I’ve Chipped a Tooth?

Dr. Amelia Aristodemo discusses prompt dental care for chipped teeth to prevent complications thereafter in this informative video.

If you chip a tooth, it’s essential to visit your dentist as soon as possible to assess the damage and prevent further complications. Delaying treatment could lead to additional damage or potential infection. Here’s what you should do if you chip a tooth:

1. Contact your dentist: Call your dentist’s office to schedule an appointment for an evaluation. Explain that you’ve chipped a tooth and need to be seen as soon as possible.

2. Assessment of damage: During your appointment, your dentist will examine the chipped tooth to assess the extent of the damage and determine the most appropriate treatment.

3. Treatment options: Depending on the severity of the chip, treatment options may include repairing the tooth with a white filling or placing a crown to restore its appearance and function.

4. Follow your dentist’s recommendations: Follow any instructions provided by your dentist for caring for the chipped tooth before your appointment and after treatment.

5. Preventive measures: Take preventive measures to protect your teeth from further damage, such as avoiding hard foods or activities that could potentially cause additional chips or fractures.

By promptly seeking dental care for a chipped tooth, you can address the issue effectively and prevent complications. If you’ve chipped a tooth and need to schedule an evaluation, please don’t hesitate to contact our office. We’re here to help you restore your smile and oral health. Please give us a call, and we’ll be happy to assist you.

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Meet Dr. Amelia Aristodemo

Dr. Amelia Aristodemo earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from Loyola University at Chicago in 1992 and her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from The University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry in 1997. She provides all your basic dental care needs plus offers Orthodontics, lnvisalign, Dental Implants, Opalescence Teeth Whitening and Laser Dentistry.

Dr. Aristodemo believes excellence in dentistry begins with a careful co-diagnosis and treatment plan. Communication and long-term relationships are important to her. Let her know what is on your mind and ask questions.

She will help you realize an investment in yourself pays dividends for a lifetime. She is a caring, skilled professional, dedicated to the belief that preventative care and education are the keys to optimal dental health.

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