Gentle Dental at Oregon Avenue
1419 West Oregon Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19145

How to Handle a Chipped Tooth

dental long shadow icons

Anyone can chip a tooth at any time. If it happens to you, follow these expert tips to treat your chipped teeth.

Sink Your Teeth into Ways to Treat Chipped Teeth

As soon as you notice that you have a chipped tooth, try to find the chip. If you locate it, place it in a plastic bag. Keep the chip moist by either wrapping it in damp gauze or filling the plastic bag with a few drops of water.

Have a Family Dentist Treat Your Tooth

Dental experts agree that the most important thing to do when you experience a chipped tooth is to visit a family dentist immediately. If you’re concerned about the cost of repair, go to the nearest affordable dentist. The longer you wait to fix chipped teeth, the greater your risk of permanent damage, and the higher the cost of treatment at a family dentist – even with an affordable dentist.

Types of Treatment for a Chipped Tooth

  • If the tooth isn’t fractured near the nerve, a family dentist can apply a special light-powered adhesive to repair the chip and restore the tooth.
  • Another popular treatment for chipped teeth is bonding. Just be aware that it can be hard to match the color of the bonding material to the exact shade of the tooth.
  • If you’re able to locate the chip and take it to your dentist, then it may be able to be secured back onto the tooth to provide a natural look.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in South Philadelphia, call Gentle Dental at Oregon Avenue today at (215) 310-5817 or make an appointment.

Gentle Dental offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in South Philadelphia. With 11 affiliated practices in the Greater Philadelphia area, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Gentle Dental at Oregon Avenue, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Gentle Dental at Oregon Avenue.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
Best dentist ever, assistance make it easier. I love Gentle Dental. ..
Branden E.
They are the only people to come up with a complete plan. I have a fear of dentist and they really work with me to make me feel calm and secure. I […]
John S.
Loved my dental hygienist... you guys are great... no putting off going to the dentist ever again
Anonymous
The best staff in town; Dr. Tang will (hopefully) be my dentist for life. They will take care of you, put you at ease, if you don't have a dental […]
Greg J.
Hello, this was my initial visit, and i'm very pleased with the staff. My appointment was great, no wait time, and very informative, My new doctor […]
Clayton W.
My experience here has been great! The staff is very professional & courteous.
Renae M.
Thorough, accurate, enjoying their work. Calm and unhurried.
Jessica Y.
The dentist I saw was excellent and compassionate. Not all about the money!!!
Mazel M.
The best dental experience I felt. Relaxed comfortable I like the way all the people there give you the best care individual ive made a good choice […]
Georgina C.
Everyone was very nice, my nervousness didn't last long. I take my sons there also.
Albert M.
Everyone was very nice. The Hygienist was great.
Marie Q.
The employees at Gentle Dental are so nice and they really work with you.
Roslyn W.
Dr. Clark is the best dentist that i have been in years. He takes his time an gives each patient, their time and not rushed. I would recommend him to […]
William J.
Another great visit from the staff at Gentle Dental.
Albert M.
My review is excellent. I saw Dr. Maria, she was wonderful. And I hate and am afraid of dentist.
Cynthia R.
The women in that office were amazing!! They are all professional and very friendly. I would highly recommend them to anyone.
Marc H.
Dr Clark is the best at what he does, this is my second time seeing him and both experiences has been pleasant and painless. I would recommend him to […]
Anonymous
Staff is the BEST! I also love the fact that it's an all female staff.
Crystal S.
Everyone was more friendly and courteous than the former employees.
Notreeanne H.
Gentle Dental. Wow! I can't say enough good things. I walked into the office on 11/11/2014 with an abscess with pain, a need for a molar abtraction, […]
Gail T.
the staff at this location was good from the start of my visit till I left with the feeling everyone cared about me. Thanks to all.
Dewayne W.
At 64 years old I can't imagine their being a bigger baby than I when it comes to going to the dentist. Yesterday I had to have two front teeth […]
Timothy S.
I LOVE THAT THIS IS AN ALL FEMALE STAFF AND EVERYONE IS SO PLEASANT!!! I THINK I FINALLY FOUND A KEEPER!
Crystal S.
Very pleased with dentist & her assistant. Very concerned for my needs.
Marie Q.
The wait was a little long, but well worth it. the staff are very friendly and flexible with your ability to pay and when you can come in. The staff […]
Laura G.
Been there 4 times & each time was a good experience. This comes from someone who needs a good bit of dental attention! Like probably most people, I […]
Marie Q.
I love it there! The staff is so friendly and easy to talk too.
Monica D.
Every body at Gentle Dental Oregon are all great. from the time I walk in there to the time I leave. I will let other friends know about them. Very […]
Barbara W.
EXCELLENT doctor! Please keep her there!
Shannon C.
Everything went as planned. Staff was friendly and professional. There was no wait time. Facility was clean and bright. My dentist was great. I will […]
India J.
I love this office Saturdays this dr was very gentle with me. My experience was pleasant and sweet.
Quantella H.
The staff is very friendly and caring.Wait time was not to bad. All of the proceedures were explained in detail and executed painlessly by the very […]
Richelle D.
i just recently started going here. its a GREAT place to go!!!!!!! they are all so nice. I recommend this place to friends and family . I Love my […]
Alexis P.
My Dr. Susmita Parab was so nice I am so happy wiith my smile I will come back for the good service Dr. Susmita Parab was so Gental with my teeth and […]
Kenyetta D.
I had a geeat second visit! The staff is always so friendly.
Monica D.
We Accept Most Insurance Plans!
Learn More

We accept most insurance plans and will be happy to help you understand the coverage that you have. We will do our best to see that you receive your maximum insurance benefits for all covered services.

No Insurance? No Worries! See our discounts and offers here

Office Hours
  • Monday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Saturday 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Sunday Closed
Get in touch:
  • Phone: (215) 310-5817
Our Location