The Dental Center of Granger
12840 SR 23, Granger, IN 46530

How to Handle Chipped Teeth

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Anyone can experience a chipped tooth, so don’t be alarmed if it happens to you. Luckily, chipped teeth can be easily repaired by your family dentist. But the type of treatment depends on the damage, so learn what you may expect and experience if you suffer a chipped tooth.

Common Causes of Chipped Teeth

This type of dental damage can be caused by a variety of conditions and circumstances. No matter what the cause, you should see an affordable dentist right away to fix the chip and prevent the problem from worsening. The usual reasons include:

  • Biting down very hard on food or a solid object
  • Falling down and injuring your mouth
  • An injury or accident from sports or daily activities
  • Suffering trauma to the face, mouth, or jaw
  • Cavities from badly decayed teeth

Treating a Chipped Tooth

Some chips are rarely painful and cause teeth to be sensitive, while others cause little or no discomfort. Regardless of the reason for the chip, you need to be examined and treated by an affordable dentist immediately to protect your dental health. The type of treatment advised for chipped teeth will be based on the severity of the problem and degree of dental damage.

  • Tiny Chips – If you have a small chip in your tooth enamel, your family dentist will usually just polish the tooth to smooth the chipped enamel.
  • Moderate Chips – If you experience some damage to the tooth enamel, your family dentist will probably place a crown over the tooth to improve its appearance and protect the tooth.
  • Severe Chips – Badly chipped teeth are likely to have the sensitive nerve exposed, which can make them very painful. They typically require a root canal and a crown.

Remember that any type of chip can worsen without treatment, so you must see an affordable dentist to repair the damage and prevent later problems.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Granger, call The Dental Center of Granger today at (574) 807-0438 or make an appointment.

The Dental Center offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Granger. With 4 affiliated practices throughout Indiana, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At The Dental Center of Granger, 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 The Dental Center of Granger.

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The dental assistant really cares about your dental health. She is excellent.
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Quite satisfied but as it was my first visit, I do have limited exposure as of this point in time.
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I’ve been a patient for greater then 20 years. First because they were conveniently located to my home but I’ve stayed due to the excellent care. Dr Douglas and the staff are always professional […]
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Everyone is very friendly and knowledgeable. My whole family now goes here.
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Every thing went smoothly and (my teeth) had improved from the last time I was there. Can’t ask for more…..
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The dental center is so professional but equally as relaxing. The employees make it feel like such a relaxed and fun setting. They should be so proud of how they interact
James T.
Very friendly staff and I love how things were explained to me in a way I could understand.
Belinda S.
Dental assistant Kelsie did a great job.
Andrew C.
The technician, Julie, did a really good job cleaning my teeth and taking a few x-rays. The dentist, Dr. Cochran, was very pleasant and reassuring. Good job all around. Thanks.
Nellie T.
The hygenist (Katie) was excellent
Ronald K.
Your team is wonderful with Dr. Cochran, Amber, Stacy, Melody and everyone to make a great experience!
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The staff is great at their job. I trust them and know my time, comfort and level of understanding is a priority. I have never waited more than a few minutes for my appointment. The work is high […]
Kim C.
Katie, my hygienist, was not only positive and pleasant in every interaction, but was also extremely informative regarding my dental health and well-being. I look forward to coming back and […]
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Everyone was very nice and welcoming. They made my three year old daughters first visit to the dentist very smooth. She is actually excited to come back. :)
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Every thing went smoothly and (my teeth) had improved from the last time I was there. Can’t ask for more…..
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The staff has always been curteous and professional. Also they explain everything so you have no surprises.
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  • 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 - 2:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
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