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Oxnard, CA
A 21-year-old female asked:

I was flossing my teeth, some some either plaque or part of my tooth came off. there's like a opening there now that i can see. no blood or pain. help?

2 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. John DeWolf
41 years experience
Exam: If what came off was calculus (tartar), that's fine. If it was tooth or filling, it's something that will need attention. Best bet is to get it checked out..
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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
Sounds like plaque: Regardless of what caused the problem, plaque or part of your tooth broke off, you should see a dentist for examination, cleaning and/or treatment.
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Dr. Seth Black
Dr. Seth Black commented
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
The sooner the better
Nov 8, 2015
Last updated Feb 24, 2021

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