If you have recently chipped your tooth, you may be wondering if the chip will eventually smooth out. This is a common question among patients that experience very shallow chips in their teeth.
If just a very small portion of your tooth has chipped, it will eventually smooth out due to your saliva. Over time the tooth will feel smooth on your tongue and you won’t be able to notice the chip anymore.
Does a Chipped Tooth Feel Rough?
When you chip a very small portion of your tooth, it will feel rough on your tongue due to the exposed enamel that is not smoothed out by your saliva. When you have a very shallow chip on the top of your tooth that has not gotten anywhere near the nerve of your tooth, it will eventually start to be unnoticeable.
If a tooth is chipped more severely, you should be careful not to neglect the tooth as it can lead to infection. If you are unsure how bad the chip is, it is always best to see your dentist and ask about the chip.
Do Chipped Teeth Heal?
Many patients ask if chipped teeth heal on their own. This question can be answered in a few ways. Once your tooth is chipped, that part of your tooth is gone and will never grow back . However, if the chip is small and only on the surface of your tooth, it will eventually smooth out due to your saliva.
If you have a chipped tooth that is causing you pain, it is always best to see your dentist as they can help fix the problem.
Chipped teeth can be a very minor dental problem or a more serious one. If you have recently chipped your tooth, it is best to consult with your dentist to see what the best course of action is for you.
Are Small Chips in Teeth Normal?
While most chips are caused by trauma to the tooth, it is not uncommon for small chips to occur due to the natural wear and tear of teeth. Teeth are strong, but over time they can become worn down from chewing and grinding. This type of chip is usually not noticeable and does not require treatment.
If you have a chip that is causing you pain or is noticeable, it is best to see your dentist for treatment.
Treatment for a chipped tooth will depend on the size and location of the chip. If the chip is small and does not affect the function or appearance of your tooth, no treatment may be necessary. However, if the chip is large or causes pain, your dentist may recommend getting dental bonding or a crown. The treatment is dependent on the case.
Contact Family Tree Dental Today!
If you have noticed a chip in your tooth, and you would like to consult with a professional, please don’t hesitate to contact Family Tree Dental. We would be more than happy to help you figure out the best course of action. We have dental offices in Southeast Ohio on the boarder of West Virginia. We have offices in Belpre and Marietta, Ohio as well as in Parkersburg, West Virginia.