Uptown Comprehensive Dentistry and Prosthodontics

Is a chipped or broken tooth a dental emergency?

Depending on the severity of the break, yes. 

Chipped teeth and broken teeth are common dental emergencies in Aurora, CO, and many of these injuries require immediate attention and care. 

If you break a tooth and can find the broken or chipped pieces, it’s a good idea to gently pick them up, place them in a clean bag or container, and bring them with you to your emergency visit. Our emergency dentist can often repair a broken tooth using dental bonding or a filling, and it’s sometimes helpful to have the original pieces of the tooth on hand. 

Substantial tooth breaks are usually painful, so if you’ve cracked your tooth or broken a large piece of it away from your smile, you can expect the area to be sensitive. If you schedule an emergency dental appointment with us, our first goal when treating you will be to get you out of pain. 

Sometimes, however, minor tooth chips are not dental emergencies. You can break a tiny piece of your tooth without even realizing it, or you may sustain a chip that is painless, small, and can wait until the next business day for treatment.

For example, it’s common to chip a tooth while taking a sip of water and bumping your tooth on your glass—but if you’re not in pain and don’t want to travel to our dental office right away, we can schedule a non-emergent visit with our 80016 dentist. 

If you have difficulty using our website, please email us or call us at (303) 627-5755
View the ADA Accessibility Statement