Treatments for Chipped or Cracked Teeth

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Does Your Child Have a Chipped or Cracked Tooth?

Whether it’s through playing sports or just biting into a new food for the first time, dental accidents can always be a moment away — including a chipped or cracked tooth.

Chipped or cracked teeth are very common in children and fortunately are very simple to treat.

At Children’s Dentistry of Charlottesville, we’re here to help you and your child no matter what life throws at you. If your child has suffered a chipped or cracked tooth, call our office ASAP. We’ll get your child into our office as soon as the same day, examine their teeth, and recommend a treatment option for them.

We look forward to working with you as a parent or guardian to help you get your child back to feeling like themselves. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

Possible Causes of a Chipped or Cracked Tooth

  • Sports injuries 
  • Biting into hard food
  • Slips and falls onto hard surfaces
  • Auto accidents

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Worried about your child’s oral health? Dealing with a dental emergency?

We’re here to help you and your child with anything teeth-related, from regular dental check-ups to emergency dental surgeries. Schedule an appointment online today!

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Treating Chipped or Cracked Teeth at Children’s Dentistry of Charlottesville

While a chipped or cracked tooth should not strike fear in you or your child, it is still an emergency that needs to be taken care of quickly to ensure proper healing and growth of your child’s teeth.

When your child experiences a chipped or cracked tooth, here are the steps you should take:

  • If the incident also involved a medical emergency beyond their mouth, visit the ER or contact 911
  • If not, we recommend calling our practice ASAP to schedule an emergency dental appointment
  • If a fragment of the tooth fell out when it was chipped or cracked, please save the fragment in a wet cloth
  • Prior to coming to your appointment, we recommend giving your child a warm water rinse, a cold compress over the affected area, and administering children’s Tylenol for pain management


Treating Your Child’s Chipped or Cracked Tooth

Once your child has come to our office, we will examine their mouth to get a full understanding of what they are experiencing. From there, we will recommend the right course of treatment for their specific situation, which could include:

  • A simple filling for a small chip or crack
  • A crown for more advanced chips or cracks

No matter the treatment we recommend for your child, we’ll explain the treatment fully and answer any questions you might have. We are here to help your child feel better and make sure you understand just what is going on with your child’s oral health.

We Accept Most Insurance & Medicaid

We believe every child should have access to the best dental care possible. We proudly accept Medicaid and many other insurance plans, including those from:

  • Anthem
  • Metlife
  • Guardian
  • United Concordia
  • Delta Dental
  • Cigna

Meet Our Doctors & Staff

Our dentists are compassionate, caring, gentle, empathetic, and sensitive to the needs of every child.

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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.

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Children’s Dentistry of Charlottesville

Address: 1470 Pantops Mountain Pl Ste 1 Charlottesville, VA 22911 (Click for Directions)

Hours: Mon-Thur: 8AM-5PM | Fri: 8AM-4PM

Phone: (434) 260-6836

Fax: (434) 817-1819