Chewing Medications and Crunching on Ice Can Chip the Biting Surface of a Tooth

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The large molars and premolars in the back of your mouth play an important role in your basic oral function. If you have a bad habit of chewing on medications before swallowing them or you nervously crunch on ice, it could cause a chip or dental fracture to develop on the biting surface of the tooth.

Even if you don’t immediately feel distress of sensitivity in the tooth, you should still have it examined by Drs. Yakov Royzman & Karina Zaygermakher and the dental specialists at their clinic in New York, New York. If the tooth isn’t repaired or restored, the damaged tooth enamel on the occlusal surface could start to collect bacterial deposits. The longer this goes on, the more likely you are to experience a severe cavity deep within the already distressed tooth.

If Drs. Yakov Royzman & Karina Zaygermakher doesn’t think there’s enough healthy tooth enamel remaining to anchor a dental filling, they might recommend other options. This could come in the form of a special inlay or onlay dental filling.

When a tooth has been significantly altered, our dental professionals might recommend replacing the entire tooth enamel layer with a dental crown. If you have recently suffered a chip on a molar or premolar in the back of your mouth and you are in the New York, New York, area, you should call (212) 579-0552 to have it examined and treated at Professional Dental & Implant Center.