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What to do if You Chip a Tooth, Marietta

What to do if You Chip a Tooth

Dental Pain Marietta GA

At the Dental Care Center at Kennestone in Marietta, we understand that chipping a tooth can be a painful and stressful experience. If you find yourself in this situation, it’s important to know what steps to take to minimize any further damage. Here’s what to do if you or your child chip a tooth:

1. Locate the tooth fragment

If you can find the broken piece of your tooth, do so. Sometimes it’s possible for us to bond the tooth back together, depending on the size of the fracture.

2. Store the broken tooth properly

To prevent the broken piece from drying out, store it in a cup of milk or salt water. Contact solution works well too. By keeping it moist, there’s a better chance that we can bond it back together.

3. Avoid chewing on that tooth

Try to avoid chewing on the side of your mouth where the chipped tooth is located. If possible, don’t eat at all until you get to our office.

4. Call our office

Call the Dental Care Center at Kennestone as soon as possible. Our experienced team of dental professionals will work with you to schedule an appointment and determine the best course of action. If the chip is small, you may not need to be seen right away, whereas severe fractures may require immediate treatment.

If you have chipped a tooth, don’t wait – make an appointment with Dental Care Center at Kennestone in Marietta right away. Our team of experienced dental professionals is here to help you get back to smiling with confidence. Don’t let a chipped tooth hold you back.

Posted on behalf of Dental Care Center at Kennestone

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I absolutely love this dental experience. I used to dread having to make dental trips but since finding this office 4 years ago that took the dread away. From making the appointment, to visiting with the office staff. It's great. The Hygienist is very friendly. But that Dr. O,
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I am very happy I came to this dental office! I tend to avoid going to the dentist because of past experiences, but my visit today was 10/10!! The dental hygienist, Kelly, and Dr. Buffington were so nice and thorough. I highly recommend! So happy I found a good and nice dental office finally!! :)

Mark P.

Always a great experience when I come in for cleanings or any work that has to be done. Special thanks to my hygienist Kelli for a good cleaning today and making me feel comfortable. Dr. Buffington is also terrific and very attentive. The entire staff will make you feel welcome and comfortable.

Nancy M.

I have been a patient here for many years. I’ve always had positive experiences. I especially like the Dental Hygenist “Callie”. She is just the best, always smiling and cheerful, just what you need at the Dentist. She is very experienced and I’ve learned a lot from her. All the Staff is very nice and polite and Dr Buffington is great also. I’ve had a lot of dental work done by her and never had a problem. She is very gentle and painless too!