Chipped teeth in sport
Chipping teeth is quite common in many sports, even the ones where it is not so likely! The casualty often isn’t aware that the initial blow to the mouth has chipped one or more of their teeth, so care should be taken when giving treatment.
HOW TO TREAT A CASUALTY WITH A CHIPPED TOOTH OR TEETH.
- Remove the casualty to a quiet area and calmly tell him the damage you can see. Some people can be traumatized when told they have chipped teeth or to some it’s a mere detail and “Let’s get on with the game!”
- Clean away the blood with cold or tepid water, and apply a suitable damp cold cloth against the damaged area, even a clean t shirt will do if nothing else is at hand.
- Make arrangements for the casualty to go to a dentist as soon as possible, and importantly look for any parts of teeth to take to the dentist with them. You will need a container with some water to put the teeth in.
CHIPPED TEETH REPAIR
Fixing chipped teeth is possible. The dentist can often replace the piece of chipped off tooth with a special bonding substance. In cases where the piece of chipped tooth can’t be found, the dentist can use a paste which is matched to the color of the chipped tooth and again bonded to the tooth. In both cases the dentist can do an amazing job and the result is excellent.