Chipped or Cracked Tooth FAQs
Do chips and cracks matter if they happen to baby teeth?
They sure do. While baby teeth might eventually fall out, they play an important role in ensuring the proper development of your child’s teeth and overall health.
What can happen if I do not fix a crack or chip in my child’s tooth?
Not having your child’s mouth examined after a chip or crack could lead to potential infections, which could lead to the loss of your child’s tooth or other health complications.
My child has Special Needs and has trouble at the dentist. Can you still treat their chipped or cracked teeth?
In most cases, we can perform basic dental x-rays, exams, and cleanings for children who have Special Needs. Our Charlottesville cavity dentists are experienced and enjoy working with kids who have Special Needs, including kids with Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, children on the Autism Spectrum, and children who deal with dental anxiety.
We’ll do our best to help your child relax so they can receive the dental care they need. In some cases, we will recommend nitrous oxide (laughing gas) or other sedation dentistry options.