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Chipped Tooth

A chipped tooth is a dental injury caused due to injury, falling, or biting on hard food. Most cases have no pain. A dentist can easily treat it. Restorative materials such as composite or cold cure GIC (glass ionomer cement) are used in the treatment of a chipped tooth.

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How can I treat my symptomless chipped tooth?

Query: Hello doctor, I believe I chipped my molar, but am just making sure that it is just a small chip. The molar was already calcified and has been sealed as a result of that. There is no sensitivity, pain, or any symptoms. Wondering if I would get it sealed again or just something to be cautious about....  Read Full »

Dr. Mohammed Musa Alabed Nassar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I checked the pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The broken part seems to be a small part in the enamel layer, you do not have any pain or symptoms, so I believe this tooth is fine and it can be restored with composite filling to prevent any cavi...  Read Full »

I have a discolored, broken tooth that is causing pain despite the use of antibiotics. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a tooth that has completely broken off at the gum level, and it has been in this state for several months. However, I have noticed that it has turned black and is causing me significant pain. Seeking medical attention, I went to the emergency room where I was prescribed antibiot...  Read Full »

Dr. Geethanjali. S. S

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have carefully reviewed your complaint and the relevant details you provided. Based on your description, it appears that the tooth is extensively decayed, involving the dental pulp. This decay and involvement of the dental pulp are the likely causes of the seve...  Read Full »

I have a painless broken tooth in the left back region. Help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have a broken tooth and have to see my dentist again. The dentist whom I had consulted earlier suggested extraction, but the tooth condition has gotten worse. The tooth is located in the left back region of the jaw and I am not experiencing any pain. I have been waiting for my doct...  Read Full »

Dr. Nupur Prashant Shah

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern regarding your dental health. The probable cause for your condition is a fractured tooth in the left side of the jaw. There is no pain present in the affected tooth. Therefore, you can fall asleep without being anxious. When your dentist call...  Read Full »

My molar teeth chipped off while eating. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, A relatively large approximately 2x2x2 mm section of my molar randomly chipped off while I was eating today. There is no pain or sensitivity that I have noticed. However, it is a holiday weekend, so most dental offices are closed until Tuesday. Do I need to find emergency dental care, ...  Read Full »

Dr. Bharat Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The absence of pain or sensitivity indicates enamel fracture, so you have the advantage of pulp and dentinal protection. I suggest you get it restored, but yes, there is no urgency. You have at least 1 to 2 months for the treatment.   Read Full »

I have a toothache after my tooth got chipped. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I had my lower right wisdom tooth, and the molar next to it removed two weeks ago. Unfortunately, the tooth next to it got chipped during extraction, so I went for the clinical examination today. I have had pain in my lower left teeth and jaw for the past few days, and I thought things ...  Read Full »

Dr. Honey Nandwani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to If you have got your right side teeth extracted, then there is less chance that the problem on the left side is due to the extraction. You should get an X-ray of the painful teeth on the left side done. It will be better to get a panoramic X-ray done as it will cover a...  Read Full »

How to manage a fractured tooth in a 10-year-old?

Query: Hi doctor,My younger sister is 10 years old. She had an injury, and her front tooth is half broken. How to fix it permanently?  Read Full »

Dr. Alfiya K Jamal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to X-ray is necessary to diagnose the fractured front tooth to check the extent of fracture. Simple restoration can be done if your sister has only sensitivity. Pain or swelling in the permanent tooth requires root canal treatment. Follow up after two days.   Read Full »

Is there a home remedy for toothache-induced migraine?

Query: Hi doctor, The two teeth in the back of the lower jaw, one on each side, have chipped over the years. And now I believe the nerves are exposed, hurting so much. I am 16 years old, and I have no parents or insurance. In addition I am taking Ibuprofen. So my question is, is there a remedy to make the ...  Read Full »

Dr. Purva Jingar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. As I can see, they are not chipped; they are broken badly (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). They are exposed, and it cannot be treated with a home remedy because the infection will remain t...  Read Full »

How do I get my chipped tooth fixed?

Query: Hello doctor, I chipped my front tooth two days ago. I saved the broken tooth piece in a cup of milk in the refrigerator. The piece is fairly small (bottom corner chipped off). What are my options to get my tooth fixed? It does not hurt but it is a little sharp to the touch.   Read Full »

Dr. Tooba Qazi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to That is good that you saved the part of the tooth. But actually little chipped off part of the tooth cannot be reattached to the tooth by any means. But if whole tooth and its root somehow got knocked out of socket while you fell down or so and that tooth is kept immediat...  Read Full »

My front teeth's edges are chipped. What could be done?

Query: Hello doctor, I have very small teeth and have chipped corners in my front tooth. I am very self-conscious of my smile because of the small size and chips. People told me to get porcelain veneers or to get gum contouring done, but I recently saw something on the internet where a dentist restored som...  Read Full »

Dr. Soheel Hussain Zargar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. Your chief complaint is related to aesthetics. To improve your aesthetics and smile, you can go for composite buildup. Contouring your teeth is cheap compared to placing porcelain veneers. You should visit a cosmeti...  Read Full »

The tooth is sharp and cracked. What is the treatment?

Query: Hello doctor,The tooth is sharp and cracked. It is leaving a space in the mouth. What is the treatment?  Read Full »

Dr. Divya Banu M

Answer: Hi, Welcome to How are you doing? I saw the image, but it is not clear (attachment removed to protect patient identity). But, based on how much ever I could appreciate, it seems you have deep caries in your first molar and to some extent nearby second premolar too. The crack or sharp...  Read Full »

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