Posted .

Sometimes a chipped tooth doesn’t cause immediate sensitivity or pain. If the tooth in question doesn’t appear in your smile, you might be tempted to forgo professional treatment at Dr. Matilde Castellini’s dental office.

Unfortunately, this could prove to be unwise. As time goes by the damaged textures in the tooth enamel could start to trap and accumulate bacterial deposits. This could cause a large cavity to form deep within the already damaged tooth.

The size and location of the chip will largely determine the treatment strategy that Dr. Matilde Castellini advocates.

Some small chips can be repaired by applying a simple dental filling. If the tooth appears in your smile he might use a composite resin material for the dental filling. A more significant chip that alters a critical surface of the tooth might need to be restored with a dental crown.

Some chips can also cause miniscule cracks in the tooth enamel that extend down into the internal structures of the tooth. If an X-ray reveals that the pulp or root of the tooth has been affected, Dr. Matilde Castellini might recommend performing a root canal, before replacing the tooth’s enamel layer with a dental crown.

If you live in the Orlando, Florida, area and you have a chipped or fractured tooth, you should call 407-351-2245 to have it examined and treated at MedPlex Dental’s dental offices.