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What To Do if You Chip a Tooth

What To Do if You Chip a Tooth

At Oral Health Associates, our mission is to help patients throughout the Green Bay, WI area maintain healthy, beautiful smiles through quality dental care. While we focus on preventive dental treatment at our practice, sometimes, accidents happen – and if you ever chip a tooth, it’s vital to know how to react. Chipping a tooth is never fun, but by acting quickly, you can ensure the damage is minimal and restore your complete smile as quickly as possible

How to Deal with a Chipped Tooth

Whether you slip and fall, have an accident in a sports game, or chomp down a little too hard on a piece of ice, chipping a tooth is unsettling – but it’s not the end of the world. First, take precautionary measures to protect both the tooth and your mouth. Rinse the area out with water, and try taking acetaminophen if the tooth is painful. If the tooth has a sharp, jagged edge where it broke off, try covering this with a piece of dental wax or sugar-free gum to prevent it from cutting your tongue or cheek.

The next thing to do is to call our office. We’ll set you up with a repair appointment as quickly as possible. If you have to eat in the meantime, eat only soft or liquid foods, and avoid biting down on the damaged tooth as much as possible. As always, though, if you feel that you’re in serious danger or the tooth bleeds uncontrollably and doesn’t stop, head to the ER.

Often, we can repair a chipped tooth using a simple cosmetic dental procedure in just one appointment. Some more serious tooth fractures can recover multiple appointments or more extensive repair work, but repairing a chipped tooth is normally a routine procedure.

Contact Your Green Bay, WI Dentists

Chipping a tooth is never fun, but with prompt action and treatment, we can heal the tooth and restore your smile to its normal, beautiful appearance. Feel free to contact us at (920) 437-3376 if you’ve damaged your tooth or have any questions on the subject. We look forward to helping you achieve a beautiful, healthy smile through
quality dental care!

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COVID-19 Notice

Dear Patients:

We at Oral Health Associates hope this notice finds you and your family in good health. Over the last few months Green Bay has been through a lot, and we all are looking forward to resuming our normal habits and routines. One thing that has not changed during this time is our commitment to the safety of you and our staff.

You may have noticed infection control has always been a top priority at our practice. Our established processes ensure you receive care that is both safe and comfortable. The COVID-19 pandemic is not the first contagious illness to have circulated our country, nor will it be the last. Over the lifetime of our practice we have successfully prevented the transmission of many infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS, Swine flu, H1N1, MERS, SARS in addition to our annual “flu season.” Furthermore, hepatitis in its many forms, HPV, herpes, etc. are all part of our everyday lives as your dental care team.

In addition to our standard and universal precautions we want to tell you of additional infection control procedures we have implemented. We follow the daily updates and recommendations of the American Dental Association, the CDC, and OSHA. You may notice the following changes at your next appointment:

  • ⦿ Our office will do a brief but thorough screening process prior to arriving at our office and when you arrive including taking your temperature.
  • ⦿ We have hand sanitizer present throughout our office including at the reception area when you enter and exit and ask that you please use it.
  • ⦿ We have removed difficult to clean items from our waiting rooms like magazines, children’s toys, etc.
  • ⦿ Social distancing will be considered as we allow increased space in our waiting room and the option to wait in your vehicle prior to your appointment.
  • ⦿ We request you please bring a mask for yourself to wear in our waiting room.
  • ⦿ Our staff will be wearing personal protective equipment at the highest available level which may include wearing masks and face shields for the entirety of your visit.
  • ⦿ We have installed multiple Needlepoint Bipolar Ionization Systems in our office which has proven very effective at safely filtering air within our office and killing many pathogens including SARS and other versions of coronaviruses.

We look forward to seeing you again and are happy to answer any questions you have regarding the steps we take to ensure the safety of everyone in our office. Thank you for being our patient and we look forward to welcoming back our patients, neighbors, and friends.

Sincerely,

Oral Health Associates

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