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The outer tooth enamel layer of your teeth is composed of a dense network of microscopic mineral structures. This gives your teeth the hardness required to bite, chew, and grind food. When a tooth is chipped it can cause pain, discomfort, or heightened sensitivity.
If you don’t experience any distressing symptoms, you might be tempted to forgo professional treatment. However, as time passes the compromised area of tooth enamel might start to trap plaque and other bacterial deposits. This could promote a large cavity to form in the already compromise tooth.
To prevent these problems, you should seek timely dental care and treatment at Dr. Sean Ky’s dental clinic. The severity of the damage to the tooth enamel will determine the method she recommend for repairing the chipped tooth.
If the damage to the tooth enamel is minimal, Dr. Sean Ky might be able to repair it with a simple dental filling. A large chip or dental fracture that compromises a significant amount of tooth enamel might require Dr. Sean Ky to treat the tooth with a dental crown. If the damage extends deep into the pulp or root of the tooth, we might also recommend a root canal.
If you live in the Pasadena, California, area and you have suffered a chipped tooth, you should call 626-792-0448 to have it examined and treated at Sean T. Ky.