chipped enamel


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First visit to a dentist for a new patient exam and regular cleaning.
I think the doctor(they do not have a hygienist) chipped the enamel of the inside of the lower central incisor, the round part near the gum line.

My tongue felt something strange. When I look at the mirror, the round part is gone for one incisor. It is been half an hour, so far, no hurt.

Wondering what can be done to fix the chip?
 
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Dr M

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Good day

Sometimes if you had areas which were already demineralized, a cavity can form with pressure from the scaler during a cleaning.
It then might be an indication that you need a filling in that area.
 

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MattKW

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Most likely reason is that now that the calculus (tartar) has been removed. It feels different and gappy. If you're still unsure, go back to the dentist. Removing enamel with a scaler is very rare, and mostly in old people .
 

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