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Chipped Teeth
Syracuse, NY

Smiling woman with beautiful smile from Janice K. Pliszczak, DDS in Syracuse, NYChipped teeth, visible or otherwise, are a result of poor dental health and hygiene. Moreover, while this particular dental issue doesn't seem threatening initially, it is a prominent cause why several individuals suffer from relevant symptoms, such as erratic pain, sensitivity to hot and cold food, and tooth loss.

To put things into further context, here are the causes, symptoms, and treatment procedures for chipped or broken teeth.

Causes of Chipped Teeth

While there can be several reasons for a chipped, cracked, or broken tooth, given below are a few primary causes:
•  Excessive habit of teeth grinding can often lead to severe cases of chipped teeth.
•  Adding a majority of hard and chewy foods to your everyday diet like candy, meat, and nuts is one of the main causes of cracking your teeth.
•  Getting extra-large fillings can also play a role in acquiring cracked teeth.
•  Gum diseases affecting your jawbone structure are another crucial concern for chipped teeth.
•  Similarly, gum injuries often lead to root fractures in the teeth when left unattended, which is typically accompanied by a cracked molar.
•  Another common factor for chipped teeth is experiencing sudden temperature fluctuations in the mouth. For example, going from chewing or drinking cold to hot food items, and vice versa.
•  Lastly, aging may also play a significant role leading to a broken tooth.

Symptoms of Chipped Teeth

A chipped tooth doesn't necessarily exhibit symptoms every time. However, it's essential not to dismiss any of the following warning signs, as they may require a proper diagnosis from your dentist to determine an effective treatment procedure:
•  Swollen gums around the affected tooth
•  Sudden sensitivity to sweet, hot, and ice-cold foods
•  Constant pain while chewing food
•  Mild discomfort or a tingly sensation throughout the day
•  Redness around the chipped tooth

Treatment Procedures for Chipped Teeth

The treatment for healing a chipped tooth usually depends on the severity of the caused damage. Here are a few ways dentists may treat their patients after a thorough dental examination:

Dental Crowns

Crowns are a piece of dental restoration equipment made of porcelain or ceramic, and are used as a common remedy for filling in chipped teeth.


Bonding is another dental procedure for filling in the cracked gaps. In this treatment, plastic resins are used to restore the tooth's functionality.

Tooth Extraction

Dentists usually have no option other than extracting the affected teeth when chipped molars are severely damaged.


Veneers are porcelain-made thin shells used to cover the front of the tooth and reshape the tooth while improving overall dental appearance.

Root Canal

Lastly, when there is extensive tooth damage involving bacterial infection in the root canal, a root canal surgery is effectively scheduled to remove the harmful bacteria, preventing further injuries.

When to Schedule an Appointment with a Dentist

An emergency dental check-up is required when an individual experiences a toothache accompanied by the symptoms mentioned. When left untreated, these mild symptoms may worsen with time, spreading bacterial infection in the mouth at a rapid pace.

If you're looking to get your chipped teeth diagnosed and treated, Janice K. Pliszczak, DDS has got you covered. You can book an appointment with our specialized experts in the field by calling us at (315) 800-5020 at your convenience.
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