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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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Will i need to have a chipped crown replaced over a tooth i had a root canal on? I had a root canal performed a year and a half ago, and recently chipped the crown that is above it. It's a very small chip, and there's no pain, but would like to know wheth

Will i need to have a chipped crown replaced over a tooth i had a root canal on? I had a root canal performed a year and a half ago, and recently chipped the crown that is above it. It's a very small chip, and there's no pain, but would like to know wheth

Why/how did it chip?: Crowns chip for several reasons which need to be addressed by your dentist. Possible reasons- incorrect level of the bite (traumatic occlusion), recurrent decay under the crown weakening the "foundation", poor or incorrect crown design, harmful habits (such as biting on pens or pencils), to name a few. Let the dentist determine if you need a new crown. ...Read more

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A small part of old filling for tooth fell off. Dentist discourage refilling and wants to do crown. No insurance so what is best?

A small part of old filling for tooth fell off. Dentist discourage refilling and wants to do crown. No insurance so what is best?

Pay the piper: This is very common in dentistry. Usually an old filling fails and more tooth structure is lost. From then on the frequency of failure increasese exponentially. Your best move is to go ahead and get the crown. You will save money in the long run. ...Read more

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Portion of tooth broke off a couple of weeks ago; there was no pain. A large piece has now broken off as well - still no pain. How could this happen? There is just a small stub left at the gum line. I'm afraid to ask how expensive this repair will be.

Portion of tooth broke off a couple of weeks ago; there was no pain.  A large piece has now broken off as well - still no pain.  How could this happen?  There is just a small stub left at the gum line.  I'm afraid to ask how expensive this repair will be.

See : See your dentist for an examination and xray to determine if the tooth is indeed salvageable. If the tooth did not have a previous root canal (which removes the nerve) the other likely possibility is that the tooth nerve has died (... We call it necrotic). The necrotic tissue within the canal over time can lead to an infection, pain and swelling. Don't ignore it now because it doesn't hurt. At a minimum find out what treatment is necessary and if it is too extensive or expensive consider having the tooth extracted (as opposed to waiting for it to develop into a bad toothache). ...Read more

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Had a very small piece of filling fall off during flossing. No pain or holes I can see/feel on tooth. Don't know when I can see the dentist. ?

Wait to see DDS: If you discover you have broken or chipped filling, it is necessary to get the filling replaced to ensure the long-term health of your tooth. If there is no pain, keep the area clean and see DDS. ...Read more

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Have filling in wisdom tooth but see several small black dots on the wisdom hidden beside cheek. No pain but i'm concerned with what it could be. Help?

Have filling in wisdom tooth but see several small black dots on the wisdom hidden beside cheek. No pain but i'm concerned with what it could be. Help?

See: Visit your dentist....Imposible to speculate wilthout seeing. Probably because it does not bother you it is of no consequence. Maybe was always there & now looking in that area of your mouth you saw something that made you curious. See your dentist for advice. ...Read more

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Had root canal small bump on gum looks pulse like is that normal do I need more antibotics before getting crown i don't want tooth pulled no pain are?

Had root canal small bump on gum looks pulse like is that normal do I need more antibotics before getting crown i don't want tooth pulled  no pain are?

NEED FURTHER INVESTI: After doing root canal if you have a pulsating bump either ou may have a periodontal problem on that tooth or infection under the tooth is trying to drain. Without further evaluation by dentist or endodontist it will wrong to make any suggestions. Good luck. ...Read more

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I recently saw my dentist. the xrays showed no wisdom tooth problems. but part of my inner mouth is protruding a small piece of tooth. what can it be?

I recently saw my dentist. the xrays showed no wisdom tooth problems. but part of my inner mouth is protruding a small piece of tooth. what can it be?

Probably: Probably an ectopic wisdom tooth. Remember that an x-ray is a 2 dimensional representation of a 3 dimensional object. X-ray's reel us a lot, but not everything. See an Oral Surgeon for differential diagnosis and, if required, treatment options. ...Read more

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I have a small red spot on my gum above my tooth on the top left side from the middle of my mouth it is about the third tooth over. No pain associated?

I have a small red spot on my gum above my tooth on the top left side from the middle of my mouth it is about the third tooth over. No pain associated?

See Dentist: Sorry, could be many things, most not concerning, but potential to be marker of significant issue. Needs looked at to evaluate properly. ...Read more

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