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Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience in Dentistry
See your dentist: As soon as possible to get your tooth repaired. There's nothing else that you can do on your own.

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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience in Dentistry
Yes: Decay or a broken filling can result in a foul smell. Have it evaluated and restored by a dentist.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gena Kluwe
30 years experience in Internal Medicine
If I understand ur : Question to be that you broke a filling and swallowed it; will your baby be okay? The answer is don't worry about it. It will pass through your GI tr ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nelly Cohen
26 years experience in Internal Medicine
See a dentist: See a dentist, you may need to pull that tooth out.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience in Dentistry
Tooth pain, RCT?: You will have to see a dentist in order to determine whether or not that tooth can be saved and if so, what needs to be done. You may require root can ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Dyess
37 years experience in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Surgical extraction: When a tooth is fractured at the gumline, there is nothing for a dentist to hold on to remove it. Very common after a root canal because the tooth bec ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience in Dentistry
Restorative options-: That depends upon many factors, such as your bite, the size and location of the damaged or lost tooth structure, esthetic requirements and long term g ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
38 years experience in Dentistry
Cost/longevity: Both are tooth colored however cost and longevity vary. Composite fillings cost less and longevity is on average 5-8 years. Well done porcelain fillin ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Coleman
24 years experience in Dentistry
Yes: That is the ideal thing to use if fracture is small.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Stelmach
38 years experience in Cosmetic Dentistry
Maybe: If the temporary crown has been on your tooth for a long time (months) it could be decay. If the temp has just bee placed it could be dark tooth struc ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience in Dentistry
Not likely...: ... but coincidences do happen. The instruments from a deep cleaning and the forces exerted are not strong enough to break a tooth. The tooth was most ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Pope
44 years experience in Dentistry
Maybe: Depends on the state your in and state regulations. Some states license dental assistants with extended functions. After a dentists prepares a tooth f ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience in Dentistry
Dental Fillings: Please call the dentist who treated you. The causes of your tooth discomfort along with each patient's individual pain threshold vary too greatly to g ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience in Dentistry
Infection: Your tooth appears infected. You need root canal therapy. Make sure your dentist is aware of your swelling. Taking macropen may not be enough to contr ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kim Capehart
19 years experience in Dentistry
Costs: Usually costs associated with porcelain restorations is the primary reason why people do resin fillings. You are right the durability of the porcelai ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience in Dentistry
Absolutely: If that is what you would like, speak to your dentist...
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience in Dentistry
For what reason ?: Why should a broken veneer be replaced at no charge? Was it newly placed (less than six months)? Hard to interpret your question. If you have such a p ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience in Dentistry
Not normal: A loose filling regardless of the material needs to be excavated and replaced. Call your dentist for an appointment.
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. I. Jay Freedman
42 years experience in Dentistry
No!: Layered porcelain on a " Bruxier" Zirconium crown is equal to or stronger than porcelain fused to a metal based crown and more esthetic! So while it c ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Hyde
40 years experience in Dentistry
Not really: Most laboratory made veneers are made of porcelain like substances not composites. They are usually stronger than compsite and resist staining more. ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rea Middleton
13 years experience in Dentistry
Not Necessarily : If the tooth had a large cavity, large filling or a crack then the root canal and crown may have been unavoidable. Sometimes we (dentists) try to be ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience in Dentistry
Not really...: A filling is a restoration that will repair a decayed tooth. It will not prevent further decay from occurring.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Wright
32 years experience in Dentistry
Neither possibly: 80% is an awful amount of tooth loss. A composite filling is only recommended when there is up to 50% or less of tooth loss. As you asked in your last ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Wolfson
35 years experience in Dentistry
No damage: You are asking about hydrogen peroxide 2% solution over the counter i would assume. I tell my patients who have some form of gingivitis to rinse with ... Read More
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