I just installed a closet door frame and door. While nailing part of the frame in the upper right corner, a piece of drywall broke away. The size is about 5" vertical by 2" wide in a cone/funnel shape which left about a 1.5" base right to the stud where the frame is nailed. The piece came out as a whole (minus a few little chips here and there). Therefore, what would be best to repair.....apply a little compound and put the piece back in then compound the rest on top followed by the normal procedure of drying, sanding, painting, etc. OR just fill in the entire area with compound followed by the normal procedure?
Any other input appreciated.