Q. I have a chipped tooth that is sharp, sensitive and hurts. What to do?

Answered by
Dr. Geeth Sadasivam
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Dec 11, 2018

Hello doctor,

I have recently chipped the top of one of my teeth off, it is quite sharp and hurts when I eat certain things (sugary things it seems). The part that came off was very thin but I am worried my tooth could become more sensitive and more could break off so I would really like to fix this in some way. What is the best way to go about this?

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Hi,

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The sensitivity is because of the exposure of the second layer of the tooth (dentin). It can be easily cured by using anti-sensitive toothpastes. Replace this toothpaste for night brushing and you will find best results in two weeks. You have also mentioned that the edges of the broken tooth is sharp and hurts you. For this you should visit a nearby dentist where the edges of the tooth will be rounded off to smoothen the surfaces. If the chipped portion is quite big to be replaced, it can be done with tooth coloured resin type filling materials which mimic the natural tooth to 90 %.


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