Gentle Dental of Westland
825 S Wayne Road, Westland, MI 48186

Cracked and Chipped Teeth – Treatments to Save Your Smile

dca-blog_chipped-tooth-sad-illustration

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.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
All around great visit. I had to go in on an emergency, and they were able to get me in within 24 hours. I had an unpleasant dental situation that had to be attended to, and Dr. Hanan, Tameka and the […]
Mel K.
April is awesome. She is the dental hygienist,and she is absolutely fantastic.
Amy J.
Very friendly staff made me feel comfortable and relaxed due to me being nervous overall geret dentist
Sherrita C.
Good care, helpful staff
Maya T.
They are nice and gentle
Donna T.
The dental hygienist was so nice .
Kylie H.
I love how April takes her time to understand each patient needs to make everyone comfortable, my daughter has special needs and April was very patient with her. I bring all 3 of my daughters to her. […]
Londyn A.
I love this place , they have great customer service and April is so awesome,and Ashley , Lindsay is great , Renee , Tammy , Arron, I love this team. Yeah baby .
Kisha V.
Very attentive staff, friendly dentist and quick service.
Phil S.
My experience was great today, and my 1st time here. My hygienist Tamika was gental with the bitewings & x-rays, Dr. Hanan was informative when I asked questions, and Lindsay was thorough with […]
Dwanne S.
My kids have been going there for years and I’m always satisfied with their services
Chimeregee11188
The staff at Gentle Dental was very professional and courteous. I would recommend Gentle Dental to everyone I know.
Curtis P.
I was in and out before my appointment time. That’s some awesome service.
Alan C.
Overall I think it’s just a really good dental place..
Kevin J.
Dr. Erickson and Tamika have amazing bed side manor. I have insanely high anxiety and had to have a wisdom tooth pulled and 2 fillings. It was painless and pleasant having those two by my side to […]
Miranda K.
Friendly service
James E.
I really have a fear of dentist offices. Here tho i felt comfortable and relaxed. Can honestly say I’m looking forward to coming back.
De'Juan W.
We were called on time of our appt…also we didn’t have to wait we were out of the office in a timely fashion
Tristen S.
April is the best hygienist I’ve ever had. She’s the best. My teeth feel great. Thank you April
Cheryl R.
Very nice staff and I love my dentures.
Kim M.
We Accept Most Insurance Plans!
Learn More

We accept most insurance plans and will be happy to help you understand the coverage that you have. We will do our best to see that you receive your maximum insurance benefits for all covered services.

No Insurance? No Worries! See our discounts and offers here

Office Hours
  • Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Saturday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Get in touch:
  • Phone: (734) 329-5284
Our Location