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My Tooth Just Broke In Half
You will be numb: You will be numb or even sedated so you will not feel anything during the extraction. You will feel more if you leave the broken tooth for too long. See your dentist asap. Your dentist will answer all of your questions about your particular broken tooth. It is or all to have some apprehension before an extraction and the information from your dentist or oral surgeon will help. ...Read more
I broke less than half of my front tooth. I want to know whetherlumineers can cover the back side of my front tooth to improve its strength.
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 remaining tooth structure. If it not badly broken, a veneer can be a good option, the type of veneer needs to be determined by your dentist. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Today half of my tooth broke off but it was realy random. I touched it and it just cracked off. Is that normal for it break without any injury/impact?
My son broke a tooth in half, and is in a lot of pain. Its 10pm, should we get an emergency appointment?
Depends: If he is in severe pain that can't be controlled by OTC pain meds, an ER visit may be necessary. Only a minority of ERs have dental services available but they can all address pain management. If your son had an injury that broke his tooth, seek dental care immediately from a private dentist or community health center depending on your circumstances. The sooner he can be seen, the better! ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bonding: I am sorry to hear that your daughter broke her tooth. The answer to your questions depends on a few things. How old is she , how extensive is the break. For a small chip smoothing may be all thats needed. For a large chip cosmetic bonding. If it is severe and an adult tooth depending on her age a veneer or crown. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is 3/4 natural tooth structure is enough for tooth to remain healthy? I broke my 1/4 portion of front tooth
A part of a tooth broke off. I have this part and also it doesn't hurt at all. What can I do? Will it start to hurt?
I ran into a wall and broke my tooth 3 days ago. I got that piece reattached that same day. Are there any precautions I should take?
Absolutely: Watch where you are running, avoid using your teeth as tools, avoid biting hard foods with that tooth, wear a bruxism guard if you grind your teeth, wear a mouthguard when playing contact sports. Depending on the size and position of the fracture, success is around 50%, so don't be surprised if it breaks off. ...Read more
I broke my porcelain crown on front tooth. I want to know that when i will again place a new crown, my tooth structure will again be remove?
Yes and no: Yes, if removal of crown reveals recurrent decay which will be needs to removed prior to replacing yourcrown. If no recurrent decay is evident, then you can repair the crown with composite bonding, or replace with new crown being careful to avoid damaging the underlying prepped structure. In either situation. Tooth structure should not have to be removed, unless tooth prep is incorrect. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Treatment plan: The dentist will carefully remove the remaining root structure. You need to have a treatment plan, How do you intend to replace this tooth? Based upon this, the dentist can plan for an implant, bridge if warranted or a partial denture. You also have the option of doing nothing. It is advisable to replace the tooth, so the rest on the dentition will be minimally affected. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers