Your Hills district dentist :Chew on This: Why You Shouldn’t Ignore a Cracked or Chipped Tooth

Updated: Jun 20, 2020

What Happens If You Have a Cracked or Chipped Tooth?

If you chip your tooth, you aren’t likely to feel any immediate pain, especially if you only chip a small part. A cracked tooth also doesn’t feel bothersome, except when you eat something too cold or too hot and the nerves in your tooth’s inner layers are exposed.

But just because you don’t feel any pain doesn’t mean you should let your cracked or chipped tooth go unchecked by our dentist. If you neglect having a checkup, you might suffer from the following:

You could cut your tongue

A chipped tooth may have a jagged, sharp surface or edge. If you ignore it, that side of your chipped tooth might cut your tongue or cheeks, causing unnecessary and completely avoidable pain.