Chipped beak: should I be worried?

TechnoCheese

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Hey! I took in Button, my Russian tortoise, about a year ago. His beak was pretty overgrown, and I trimmed it down to the best of my ability. Today, I came out and checked on him, and the front of his beak appears to have chipped off vertically. He is still active, and does not appear to have any trouble eating. Should I try to trim it down to where it’s chipped, leave it alone, or do something else? D0CAE267-142B-430A-A671-A8AE9039F7D3.jpeg 1E5083DC-68CB-497A-A822-42364D2ABCBE.jpeg B96013FC-0DD4-4352-979A-6258E00D600B.jpeg C7A5D157-0A22-4284-BF6B-E4D336B5A121.jpeg 7DA09DFE-CE37-4962-B161-91542AF0656C.jpeg
 

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Are any of the sides edges sharp? I'm sure an expert will help you soon.
 

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If Button were to rub his leg on an edge of the beak, could he hurt himself. The side looks a little pointy. That is what I mean. I am surely over thinking about it. Sorry
 
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