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What to do if I have a tooth which has broke in half which needs pulling. Will it hurt?

What to do if I have a tooth which has broke in half which needs pulling. Will it hurt?

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

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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.

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 more

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What can I do if I broke my tooth?

What can I do if I broke my tooth?

For a broken tooth-: If in pain, take some OTC pain medication. See a dentist for evaluation and treatment. If no pain, see a dentist for evaluation and treatment.... Doing anything else will result in more expense, fewer options and possible loss of tooth. ...Read more

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My son broke a tooth in half, and is in a lot of pain. Its 10pm, should we get an emergency appointment?

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 more

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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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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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My daughter broke her front tooth, what can I do?

My daughter broke her front tooth, what can I do?

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 more

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Looks like piece of my back moler tooth broke off. No pain. What should i do?

Looks like piece of my back moler tooth broke off. No pain. What should i do?

Visit a Dentist: Treatment for a broken or chipped tooth will depend on how severely it is damaged. Visit your dentist ASAP. ...Read more

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I have a tooth that broke off right above the gum. How do I pull it out myself?

I have a tooth that broke off right above the gum. How do I pull it out myself?

Not recommended: To be on the safe side and avoid any potential complication that could easily arise, you should always go to the dentist if you have a toothache or a broken tooth for extraction. Hope it helps. ...Read more

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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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Is 3/4 natural tooth structure is enough for tooth to remain healthy? I broke my 1/4 portion of front tooth

Is 3/4 natural tooth structure is enough for tooth to remain healthy? I broke my 1/4 portion of front tooth

Get x-ray: An examination by a dental professional is necessary to evaluate the health of your tooth. This will generally include x-rays, examination and possibly pulpal vitality tests. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Tooth Pain: Just because it doesn't hurt does not mean that you do not need professional care. Please see a local dentist to have the tooth evaluated and restored. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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 more

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If your tooth broke off and there is just the root left, how does the dentist remove the root?

If your tooth broke off and there is just the root left, how does the dentist remove the root?

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 more

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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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