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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I have a broken tooth in the left back region of my jaw, which is not painful, but I am anxious to fall asleep. Please 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 »

I have a sensitive front tooth that was broken in an accident. What can be done to restore it?

Query: Hello doctor, How can I repair a front tooth that was chipped or broken in an accident and has become very sensitive? Please advise.  Read Full »

Dr. Ummah Mohammad

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. An IOPAR (intraoral periapical radiograph) will assist in determining whether the pulp is exposed or not. If the pulp of your teeth is still intact and protected, you can simply have it restored using a tooth-colored material known as comp...  Read Full »

I have chipped off a small piece of my front tooth. How can I fix it?

Query: Hello doctor, I have chipped off a small piece of my front teeth. Can it be repaired? Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Mayank Khandelwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. Yes, you have chipped off a small piece of your front tooth. It is called Ellis class 1 fracture of the tooth. The tooth has got multiple layers and based on the extent of the fracture, it is classified. You can throw away the chipped...  Read Full »

I have very small teeth and and the corners of my front teeth are chipped. What treatment would you suggest?

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 back part of my front tooth was chipped six months back, leaving a hole in it. How can I fix it?

Query: Hello doctor,I chipped the back part of my front tooth about six months back, which left a hole in my tooth. In the six months, the hole has turned dark blue which has left a blue stain on the front of my tooth. The tooth does not hurt at all and neither do my gums but I definitely want to correct t...  Read Full »

Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your question and I can understand your concern. It is a class 4 cavity, you need to visit a dentist and get it filled with tooth-colored restoration, and composite filling as soon as possible. After the next six months, it may need pulp expo...  Read Full »

The two posterior teeth in the lower jaw cause pain resulting in insomnia and migraine. Kindly suggest a home remedy.

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 to manage tooth wear due to pica?

Query: Hi doctor, My tooth enamel has worn down a lot in the last few years due to consumption of non-food items. I have heavy wear on my tooth with sensitivity. I have a lot of chips. I need expert advice. What are the procedures that can be done? Every dentist tells me to brush my teeth more and reduc...  Read Full »

Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay

Answer: Hi, Welcome to PICA is a disorder where people eat non-food items with no nutritional value compulsively. For example, they can eat ice (pagophagia), hair (trichophagia), metal (metallophagia), soil (geophagia). Kindly mention more specifically about the things you eat. Kindly upload ...  Read Full »

I have a severe toothache after the tooth next to the wisdom tooth got chipped during extraction. How do I overcome it?

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 »

I chipped my front tooth, which is causing annoying sharp pain. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 19 years old. I chipped my front tooth today morning, and it gives an annoying pain. If I touch it, it gives a sharp pain.   Read Full »

Dr. Rakshana Devi M

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The front teeth are causing pain due to trauma or fracture. Initially, you did not have pain, but now you have pain, indicating a pulpal infection. I advise you to take an X-ray of that teeth and verify the condition of the teeth and their pulpal involvement. Sometimes...  Read Full »

My 10-year-old younger sister had an injury to her upper front tooth. How to manage her fractured tooth permanently?

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 »

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