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825 S Wayne Road, Westland, MI 48186

Cracked and Chipped Teeth – Treatments to Save Your Smile

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Although tooth enamel is the hardest substance in the human body, it’s vulnerable to cracks, fractures, and chips. Common causes of cracked or chipped teeth include chewing hard foods, nighttime teeth grinding, teeth clenching, and accidental blows to the mouth or face. Enamel is unable to heal itself like a broken bone, and even with treatment, some fractures may progress until a tooth can no longer be saved. If you think your tooth has been injured, make an appointment with an affordable dentist or endodontist for a thorough evaluation. Endodontists are specialized dentists who diagnose and treat tooth fractures and chipped teeth.

Cracked or chipped teeth hurt when you chew, causing movement and irritation of the tooth’s pulp, which contains its nerves and blood vessels. Eventually, infection of the tooth and surrounding gums may occur.

5 Common Symptoms of Cracked or Chipped Teeth

  1. Visibly cracked or chipped teeth
  2. Unpredictable tooth pain that comes and goes
  3. Pain when teeth are exposed to extreme hot or cold
  4. Pain when relieving biting pressure or chewing
  5. Irregular areas that can be felt by the tongue

You can’t completely prevent cracked and chipped teeth, but you can minimize your risks by avoiding chewing on things like popcorn kernels and ice, and never biting non-food objects such as bottle caps or pens. You should seek treatment for nighttime tooth grinding and always wear a mouth guard when playing sports.

Also, be sure to maintain a relationship with an affordable dentist so you’ll always have access to dental care.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Westland, call Gentle Dental of Westland today at (734) 329-5284 or make an appointment.

Gentle Dental offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Westland. With 8 affiliated practices throughout Michigan, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Gentle Dental of Westland, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Gentle Dental of Westland.

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