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A Chipped Tooth Needs to Be Examined and Repaired to Prevent Tooth Decay

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When a tooth is chipped by using your teeth to open a package, cut a string, or to bite off a tough fingernail, the damage to the tooth’s enamel layer can sometimes be minimal. Even if you aren’t experiencing any initial pain or sensitivity, you should still have it examined and repaired at our clinic before tooth decay can affect the area.

It might be possible for Dr. Okediji-Registe to restore the healthy condition of the tooth by applying a dental filling made from metallic amalgam or composite resin.

If a new cavity managed to develop in the tooth or there is a preexisting dental filling, our team might recommend restoring the tooth with a dental crown. This mode of treatment will completely replace the tooth’s enamel layer with either gold, a base metal alloy, or dental porcelain.

In some rare cases, the damage to the tooth’s enamel layer might also have altered the internal structures of the tooth. In a case like this, Dr. Okediji-Registe might need to administer endodontic therapy before he can complete a dental crown restoration.

Otherwise known as a root canal, this method of treatment will excise any traumatized tissues and tooth enamel before restoring sufficient artificial structure capable of anchoring the dental crown.

If you live in the Chicago, Illinois, area and you have suffered a minor dental, you should call 312-280-0034 to seek treatment with the dental care specialists at Magnificent Mile Family Dental. Give us a call today to get your best smile yet!