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A sudden blow to the tooth by a fall, accident or hard bite can cause a part of the tooth to break away. In chipping of the tooth, the broken away part does not expose the nerves of the tooth. 
What is a chipped tooth? 
A tooth has two hard layers over its soft core containing the nerves. Any sudden trauma to this hard part causes it to chip off. If you did not have a fall or accident that you can remember, you might have bitten on something hard or may have the habit of grinding your teeth. While you are not always aware of your grinding, your partner or family members may be able to point it out as a clicking or clenching. 
Why did my tooth chip off? 
If the chipped off part does not cause you any sensitivity, and is a very small portion, the sharp edges of the tooth can be rounded. If the chipped part is bigger or causing sensitivity, it may need to be built up using a filling or capping material. Sometimes, reducing the sharp edges and applying a desensitizing material over the exposed tooth is all that may be required. If it was a front tooth that chipped and the chipped fragment is intact, it can be refixed onto your tooth. 
What is the solution? 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

  1. Will my filling at the chipped portion stay? - If the cause of the chipping was unexpected trauma, the filling should serve you like your normal tooth. However, if it chipped because that tooth bears more forces due to grinding of teeth, you will need to protect the filling and rest of your teeth by wearing a night guard over your teeth.  
  2. Can I prevent trauma to the teeth during sports? - Sports guards are fabricated to protect the teeth from any trauma during outdoor sports.  
  3. How should I preserve the chipped part to be refixed? - The chipped fragment should be kept moist, in plain water, normal saline or milk. 
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