Posted by: CC | 2009/08/21


Chipped tooth

I am not sure if this is something that I should stress about as in an emergency, but a child jumped onto my 10 yr today and he hit the ground, chipping his front adult teeth (one side worse than other).

It is not a major amount of the tooth, but the corner is missing and it is jagged on the corner now. He has the most beautiful teeth - never having to have a filling or anything up until now. What damage could have been done - could this make his tooth go black, or would they just put a filler on for cosmetic purposes? He is not in pain. ( The dentist said I should come and he will check, but as they are full we will have to sit and wait. I cant do this atm as my youngest has swine flu!!)

Expert's Reply


Oral health expert

YES if the damage to the nerve was extensive, the tooth could go black .
Any trauma to the teeth should be checked ASAP in my opinion.

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