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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
21 years experience Dentistry
Veneers: Lumineers are just a brand name no prep veneer. If a tooth is badly broken it will not add strength, you may need a full crown to protect the remaini ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Padula
33 years experience Dentistry
Probably not: Lumineers are very thin porcelain veneers that generally used for cosmetic procedures. A broken tooth usually requires more extensive restorative opti ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Kim
25 years experience Dentistry
Depends on depth: As long as the damage does not extend below the level of the gums and does not extend into the nerve chamber (pulp tissue) of the tooth, a composite b ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Have it examined...: ... and restored if necessary. Cannot tell if the defect is a carious lesion or a defect caused by toothbrush abrasion. The sooner you have it restore ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Zahid Ahmed
10 years experience Dentistry
Hard to say: It will be next to impossible to comment on treatment that was done over the internet, but what you state sounds reasonable. There are many ways to ad ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
No: This tooth needs to be evaluated by a dentist. Just because there is no pain does not mean that you don't need treatment.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Fractured tooth ?: This really needs to be diagnosed personally by a local dentist. Could also be a non-vital nerve. Have your dentist explain your treatment options.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. R Lee Hinson
37 years experience Dentistry
Not usually: There are certain situations where the root of a tooth is left in place for a specific reason. Please ask the doctor the reason. In many cases it wi ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Orton
21 years experience Dentistry
Seek treatment: This discoloration is most likely tooth decay and is most likely into the pulp or nerve of the tooth. Make an appointment with a dentist for an x-ray ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. John DeWolf
39 years experience Dentistry
Evaluation: Will be necessary to determine if these 2 events are related. Most often a 'high' spot on a new filling will be more problematic than a 'low' spot. Tm ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Padula
33 years experience Dentistry
Multiple options.: If a tooth is severely damaged, without nerve damage, crowns, or fillings usually are common options. Veneers can be done with less extensive damage. ... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Half a tooth: You may be too optimistic... Half a tooth supporting the biting forces that a whole tooth had trouble supporting. Consider a dental implant instead.
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Jaw pain: I'm not sure what your question is. Since you are in pain, especially with an ongoing problem that has not gone away for years, the logical and smart ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Yes...: ... If they are moved orthodontically into position. They won't shift over in an upright manner, but rather slanted, which will cause more problems. C ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robin Santiago
8 years experience Dentistry
Yes.: Any filling can fall out. The main reason for losing a filling is recrrent decay around the filling loosening it and causing it to fall out when it i ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Possibly: There are many techniques to change your bite in such a minor way to as to help with TMJ problems and esthetic issues. In many instances these minor c ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
I understand: It must be very unpleasant to think of returning to that dentist, but they know more about the procedure you underwent than anyone and it may be that ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elton Behner
36 years experience Dentistry
See dentist: return for follow up with the dentist who did the root canal or get a second opinion. It is possible on lower teeth to get inflammation in the nerve c ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
Ask your dentist: There's likely to be nothing a non-dentist can do for this. After evaluating x-rays decisions can be made to optimize your oral health. Good luck!
A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Ritota
8 years experience Dentistry
Not uncommon: Sometimes a traumatic extraction can result in the entire corner of the mouth, both upper and lower jaw teeth becoming sensitive. If persists get bac ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
It : It is so difficult to answer your question, sight unseen. Without knowing how broken down your tooth is, advising you of your treatment options is not ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Probably not: The bonded retainer should not be affecting your molar. Please have the tooth examined by a local dentist to determine the cause of your pain.
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A female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
44 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Dentist: It sounds like you have an infection. You likely need XRs, antibiotics and something for pain. All the best and feel better soon.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Dantin
36 years experience Family Medicine
Dentist: Sounds like bleeding frm extraction, moderate to severe

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