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Dr. David Sneid
Board Certified, Endocrinology
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Dr. Marsha Davis
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Dr. Kenneth Grossman
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Had a root canel done tooth broke in half know i post sticking out of my gums no tooth is left what are my options?

Had a root canel done tooth broke in half know i post sticking out of my gums no tooth is left what are my options?

See your dentist: It depends on the type of fracture . An x-ray and clinical exam is necessary to answer this question definitively! ...Read more

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Dr. Marsha Davis
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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Board Certified, Dentistry
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My tooth broke in half down the middle. Gum has been sore and swollen. Actual gum right over tooth hurts when I chew hard or firm things?

My tooth broke in half down the middle. Gum has been sore and swollen. Actual gum right over tooth hurts when I chew hard or firm things?

Vertical Fracture: If the tooth has broken as you described, it is most likely hopeless and needs to be extracted immediately. Call a dentist at once to make an appointment and avoid a slow, painful process of swelling, pain, and infection. In the end, the tooth will still need to be removed. In case it is restorable, the sooner you go the better your chances of saving it. ...Read more

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Dr. Paul Grin
Board Certified, Pain Management
30 years in practice
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A small part of my tooth broke but there is no pain. Can I wait to get it fixed?

A small part of my tooth broke but there is no pain. Can I wait to get it fixed?

See a dentist: If there is no pain and the chip is small, it's up to you to decide. See a dentist at your convenience to prevent future complications. ...Read more

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Dr. Marsha Davis
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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Board Certified, Dentistry
30 years in practice
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Rotten tooth broke off, what next?

Rotten tooth broke off, what next?

See a dentist: The next thing is to see your dentist and find out. What can be done for your tooth. Without any treatment you are at risk of infection and the pain and problems that go with infections. The longer you wait the more likely it is that you will have infection. So call a dentist. ...Read more

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Board Certified, Orthodontics
47 years in practice
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Looks like piece of my back moler tooth broke off. No pain. What should i do?

See your Dentist: Glad you have no pain...yet. Tooth may be fractured and/or decayed. Please have it restored before the problem becomes irreversible. ...Read more

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Dr. James Donley
Board Certified, Dentistry
48 years in practice
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Tooth broke a few years ago. What should I do?

Tooth broke a few years ago. What should I do?

See dentist: See a dentist who will take an x-ray and make a determination of what is possible to do with your tooth. There are several options and the dentist will tell you what they are for this particular tooth. ...Read more

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Dr. Paul Grin
Board Certified, Pain Management
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During deep cleaning can tooth broke?

During deep cleaning can tooth broke?

It is possible: The deep cleaning will only remove bacteria and calculus from the tooth root. However, if you have a serious cracked tooth that goes through the outer layers of tooth enamel and dentin, it is possible.. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Board Certified, Dentistry
39 years in practice
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2 Four unit bridges (#11 -14) Porcelain & PFM, the porcelain on false tooth broke off 2 times. Any thoughts about using 100% Zirconium made bridge?


2 Four unit bridges (#11 -14) Porcelain & PFM, the  porcelain on false tooth broke off 2 times. Any thoughts about  using 100%  Zirconium made bridge?

Need more info: Your bite needs to be thoroughly evaluated to be able to discuss why the porcelain has broken and the type of bridges to replace this one ...Read more

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Dr. Mohammad Al-Asadi
Board Certified, Dentistry
16 years in practice
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My tooth broke and came out now it has small purple spots what does that mean?

Seek help: The simple fact that your tooth broke necessitates that you see a dentist asap. ...Read more

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Dr. Marsha Davis
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