A Chipped Molar Needs to Be Examined by a Dentist

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Your molars play an important role in your healthy oral function. They work together with premolars and their partners in your dentition to grind and break down food for safe swallowing.

If one of them is chipped by grinding your teeth or crunching on ice, you might experience increased sensitivity and discomfort when chewing food. Even if you don’t experience any immediate distress, you should still have the tooth examined and repaired by an experienced dentist like Drs. Jordan Risinger.

Without professional treatment, the compromised tooth enamel could gradually start to accumulate bacterial material and plaque buildup. This could cause a large area of tooth decay to develop deep within the already compromised tooth.

In some of these cases, Drs. Jordan Risinger can treat a minor chip by applying a dental filling made to match the color of your tooth. Once the dental filling material has been cured with a special ultraviolet light your newly repaired premolar will serve you for many years to come.

If a case where a significant amount of tooth enamel has been compromised Drs. Jordan Risinger might recommend replacing the tooth’s enamel layer with a dental crown. If you live in the Athens, Texas, area and you have a chip or small fracture on a premolar you should call 903-675-9118 to have it examined and repaired at Athens Advanced Dental.