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Is My Chipped Tooth Cause For Concern? Carrollton, GA
Cracked Tooth Pain Carrollton GA

Your teeth are durable. In fact, they are made of the strongest substance in your entire body. However, they are still subject to damage or injury. While a broken tooth can be an obvious dental emergency, a chipped tooth can create confusion about what needs to be done. Some tooth chips are painful or may create sharp edges on your teeth that put your lips and cheeks at risk. Other tooth chips are minor, painless and barely noticeable. Regardless of the size or severity of your chipped tooth, however, it needs to be addressed by your dentist. Even a hairline crack in your tooth can expose your tooth to further damage and set you up for serious dental problems in the future.

What Your Dentist May Do

Beyond restoring the cosmetic appearance of your tooth, your dentist will also repair the structure and integrity of the tooth to protect its health. A chipped tooth may be handled in one of the following ways:

Smooth It Out – for very minor chips (1 to 1.5 mm), your dentist may choose to simply smooth it out or file it down. This is to create a more comfortable surface for your tongue, lips and cheek. It is a quick and painless remedy for the mildest cases of chipped teeth.

Fill It In – for moderate chips, your dentist may choose a tooth-colored filling material to restore your tooth. This is typically done using composite resin and is also referred to as dental bonding. Bonding is an excellent choice to repair front teeth, as it provides a natural-looking and strong restoration.

Crown It – for severe tooth chips that have compromised a large portion of your tooth surface, a dental crown may be needed. Rest assured that dental crowns are made with durable materials that mimic the shape, color and size of your natural teeth. A crown will cap all visible sides of your tooth and protect it from future infection or damage.

At the office of Dr. Tejal Kakade, we know that tooth accidents do happen, whether you bit down on something too hard or suffered a sports-related injury to the mouth. If you are in doubt about whether your chipped tooth needs immediate treatment, please give us a call at our Carrollton office. In general, if your chipped tooth is accompanied by pain, swelling or lip lacerations, you qualify for emergency dental care.

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516 Newnan St.
Carrollton, GA 30117

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Quinderious R.

This was absolutely the best experience I have ever had with any dentist. Dr. Tejal is so attentive to the needs of her patients. She cares deeply about the quality of service provided and taking care of you individually. You don't feel like a number. You leave knowing that you received the best care and beautiful smile to go with it.

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I have never had a bad experience going to see Dr. Kakade and her amazing, caring staff. They make it super easy to book an appointment, send you helpful reminders via text, and you are in and out in a short amount of time with hardly any wait time. The office is warm and inviting with nice decor and even dentist chairs that massage you! Best of all, the entire staff genuinely care about their patients and want to help them have the best experience possible. They remember you and get to know you. I actually look forward to going!

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Dr. Tejal and her wonderful staff do everything humanly possible to make every patient feel welcomed, supported, and cared for with the utmost compassion and professionalism. It feels as though one has been adopted into a family of caretakers and that you are a part of the family. 5 Stars and thumbs up all the way! They are the best! I speak from personal experience.


My family has used Dr. Tejal since she started her practice in Carrollton. She is thorough, detailed, and comprehensive in her approach to dental care. She seems to invest in new technology and modern methods to make routine and extraordinary care as easy for the patient as possible. Candy has been my hygienist for over a decade and does a fantastic job restoring my teeth to tip-top shape. On the rare occasion when Candy was unavailable, the other members of Dr. Tejal's team have been excellent.

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Wonderful office staff, nice environment. Dr. Tejal and staff do a great job of making one feel comfortable and the dental work after local anesthesia want uncomfortable. Few people like going to the dentist, but my experience here has been excellent.

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516 Newnan St.
Carrollton, GA 30117



Mon-Thurs: 8:00am - 3:00pm