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My dentist came down and hit one of my front teeth with a camera while taking some images. he was not looking and hit my tooth pretty bad. i didn't think anything of it but a month later that same tooth is hurting could this be the reason?

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Dr. Clarence Grim answered

Specializes in Endocrinology

Could be. Ask dentist.

Answered 12/12/2022

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Dr. Robert Trager answered

Specializes in Dentistry

The tooth was traumatized and the nerve injured. It is possible the nerve is dying, and an x-ray is needed immediately. If the tooth looks darker and a swelling is occurring, than a root canal is indicated. Did your dentist explain this possibility of occurring?

Answered 12/12/2022

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