If you have recently chipped your tooth, it’s best to visit Scott Thompson, DMD and let your dentist, Dr. J. Scott Thompson, DMD, take a look at the problem. Fortunately, there are many treatments available that can help you return to a top-notch smile and oral health. To help you know a little more about the treatments provided, our dental team will be happy to share some details.
When it comes to treating a small chip, your dentist will likely smooth out the tooth enamel and polish it. This can help reshape the tooth and boost its appearance, making it look like nothing happened.
When it comes to treating a medium chip, your dentist will likely repair the tooth with a dental filling or dental crown. This can cover and repair the tooth enamel and restore its normal appearance and function. In addition, it can protect the inner layers of the tooth and prevent irritation and infection.
When it comes to treating a large chip, your dentist will likely repair the tooth with root canal therapy if the tooth nerve is exposed. This treatment will remove the damaged nerve and restore the health and strength of the tooth. After the root canal, your dentist will cover the tooth with a dental crown.
Do you have any questions about how to professionally treat a chipped tooth in Essex Junction, Vermont? If so, please contact Scott Thompson, DMD at 802-879-7811 when you have the chance. Our dental team will be happy to give you the answers and information you need!