I need some advice from you. My ten year old daughter took a nasty fall. One of her teeth is chipped and it looks like there is a horizontal crack on the other. I called my dentist and he can’t see her for a month. I really want to get this looked at before then. When I mentioned going somewhere else, he told me the roots have to settle down anyway. Is that true or is he just trying to get me to stay with him?
I have no idea why he told you to wait. You certainly do not need to. In fact, I think he should have made room for her in an emergency dental appointment just to do some x-rays and make sure there is no damage to the pulp of her teeth. I would get her seen somewhere else.
The solution to the chipped tooth is dental bonding. However, not every dentist can do this. Even if you find one that does, make sure you look at some before and after pictures of dental bonding cases they have actually done. This is to make sure they can make the tooth blend and look natural. It is not an easy repair and you want your daughter’s tooth to look as natural as possible.
I hesitate to mention a solution to the other tooth without knowing more about it. I will just reiterate, don’t wait. This dentist can’t or won’t see your daughter, look for another pediatric dentist who will.
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