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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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Dealing with Wisdom Teeth (Checklist)

See dentist/oral surgeon for evaluation
Once
Have wisdom teeth extracted if unable to maintain or impacted
Once
Take NSAIDs if dealing with pain/swelling from wisdom teeth
Daily
Rinse with warm salt water if experiencing gum swelling around teeth.
Daily
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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?

Small?: Small is relative when it comes to teeth. Which tooth broke and what condition was it in before it broke? Is the tooth loose? See your dentist to make sure definitively. ...Read more

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Getting Straight Teeth (Checklist)

See an orthodontist
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See a dentist trained In cosmetic dentistry
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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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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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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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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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