Broken Baby Tooth
IN KEENE, NH
A chipped tooth into enamel or dentin is common.
Be sure to look for nerve exposure (appearance of a red dot).
If no nerve exposure:
Keep the tooth clean to prevent plaque build-up. Smearing fluoride toothpaste onto exposed dentin can help to decrease sensitivity. Schedule a visit with us; typical treatment involves smoothing any sharp areas or occasional application of desensitizing medication. White fillings are an option – but are rarely recommended for baby tooth depending on the size/ location.
Nerve exposure noted:
For baby teeth, if the nerve is exposed, please call us to schedule a visit ASAP.