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What Do I Do About A Chipped Tooth If I Swallowed Chip
Chipped Tooth: Good news is they would not have been able to put that chip back on your tooth if you had not swallowed it. You need to see your dentist right away before it gets worse. Depending on the size of the chip and where it is in your mouth will determine if your dentist can do a bonding or a crown. ...Read more
Most likely no..: Not dangerous to swallow, but dangerous to 'inhale'. ...Read more
Extreme pain from the inside of the chipped tooth. The pain has recently spread to the jaw and ear drums and now it even hurts to yawn and swallow?
See a dentist!!: This sounds much too severe to be clarified by this service. Make an dentist appointment asap to get this problem evaluated and treated. Good luck! ...Read more
Why can't you?: Why can't you see a dentist? The question here is really about how important it is to have the tooth fixed? Or whether or not you feel it's worth the money to have it fixed? Otherwise, you're stuck with the consequences of having a chipped tooth and dealing with the functional and esthetic concerns. ...Read more
See a dentist:
It sounds like you are asking about a chipped tooth and the rough edges are causing irritation of your tongue.
It can be as simple as smoothing a rough edge to needing a crown or even more. Seeing a dentist would at least give you the chance to find out the state of the tooth and what your treatment options might be. ...Read more
What can I do about a chipped tooth it hurts, its really sensitive, it throbs constantly, it gives me a painful feeling that makes my mouth feel really uncomfortable at times. Its my front left tooth the corners chipped to the gumline. Wich is where the
What exactly are you asking the dentists to do? If your tooth is chipped like you describe, it really should have been repaired by the first dentist you saw. If it is a chip like you describe, bonding should repair your tooth. If the tooth has been traumatized bad enough, it might need a root canal. If so, the tooth may need a crown, also.
Don't give up, there has to be a dentist out there for you.
Good luck! ...Read more
See dentist: See your dentist. They will examine this and recommend the best treatment. Good luck. ...Read more
Is a slightly chipped tooth something to worry about? I had a canine tooth very slightly chipped while playing basketball. There has been no pain or numbness since then, but I would like to know if I should go to the dentist anyway? .
Since: Since your tooth sustained trauma, it behooves you to go to the dentist to have it looked at and establish a base line. Changes can and will happen over time. If there are problems, you will not see them for a few days or even weeks. Taking an x ray and photos right after an injury is key. ...Read more
What should I do about a slightly chipped tooth? Iit hurt, stings, throbs, sensitive to everything its chipped to the gumline. Because the X-ray doesn't show a cavity the dentist's I've seen usually will send me home. Advice?
This: This is not normal. I suggest a second opinion or a referral to an endodontist to evaluate your pain. ...Read more
The answer depends upon how much tooth is chipped and where it is located.. If it's a front tooth and the chip is small a tooth colored material can be bonded to restore it. If it is more substantial then a veneer or crown may be necessary.
If it's a back tooth, and it is only a small chip, then a bonded tooth colored filling may suffice. If it is larger, then a bonded onlay or crown may be needed. ...Read more
Many options!: It depends on the size and depth of the "chip". A very small chip can sometimes just be smoothed out. Larger chips may require a filling, onlay, or possibly even a crown. These options also are dependent where on the tooth it has chipped and the amount of stress. My suggestion is seeing your dentist and discussing the options. ...Read more
What's the cause?: Common in some, rare in others. It may have occurred due to cavities, misaligned teeth, parafunctional habits such as bruxism or clenching, or eating something really hard. Have your own dentist examine you and you'll get a better answer in regards to your own teeth and situation. ...Read more
Depends: Medicare may not cover dental treatment as long as it is emergency. Depend on how toothvis chipped. Hard to say without seeing clinivally. Get it checked by dentist accepting medicare.. ...Read more
It depends: If the chip on your tooth is minor, then the sensitivity should not last beyond a few weeks. If the chip is of consequence, ie serious, you may need pupal treatment and/or restorative treatment. Any chipped tooth should be checked, as what you see may only be part of a fracture, and may involve a catastrophic failure and pain ...Read more
Do it soon: The absolute best method is done quickly. Whatever the damage, large or small, "a stitch in time saves nine". Timely restoration could be as little as smoothing out an area to as much as an extraction. Treatment put off May be of no consequence, but if severe may lead to extreme pain and/or infection ...Read more
Can a chipped tooth grow back? I chipped my front tooth in a very small way, but I think it is noticeable. Is there any way the enamel can grow back and cover the chip? .
See your dentist :): Have your dentist look at it and give you options. It could require a lot of work, nothing or anywhere in between. The answer should be simple once you get a professional eval. Good luck! ...Read more
See a dentist for...: Schedule a visit with a dentist to evaluate the tooth and discuss your treatment options. If the tooth chipped other than by an accident or trauma, there is probably an underlying cause, such as decay. Your options would generally be tooth colored composite fillings\porcelain veneer\crown for a front tooth and amalgam fillings\composite fillings\or a ceramic onlay\crown on back teeth. ...Read more
Big fear only!: One of the biggest fears patients have is if they loose a filling or a piece of tooth is: will the rest of the tooth come out. The answer is 98% of the time no! However, the remaining exposed piece of tooth may be sharp edged, allow food to impact, be sensitive to cold and be a deep area in the tooth for decay to quickly assault the nerve. See a dentist before future problems occur. ...Read more
Not at all: Thanks to the wonderful anesthetics available today, the reparative work should be painless. Know that the longer you put off treatment, the more difficult (expensive) treatment will be. Make an appointment now, you'll be glad you did. ...Read more
No, but: Find out if that would be the best option. Whether to smooth off a small chip or sharp edge vs. Replace it with tooth colored composite or other restoration depends upon many factors that need to be evaluated by your dentist and then discussed with you. ...Read more
Depends: If it is a baby tooth and it is just a simple chip it likely will be left alone, if it is a permanent tooth then it will likely need to be fixed. If the tooth chipped because it was hit hart it would be good to have it checked out because you need to know if the tooth is fractured or has other probs. See your dentist if concerned. ...Read more
A lot of patients have chipped teeth and choose to not do anything, but I always tell them that a small chip turns into a bigger chip and can lead to a fracture.
Be cautious on biting into things.
Jeff. ...Read more
It should: But if sensitivity does not abate call your Dentist. ...Read more
Visit a dentist ASAP: For evaluation, x-rays and treatment options.Get a more detailed answer ›
Chipped front tooth: It is hard to answer your question without seeing your tooth and how much is broken off. A small symptom free chip can usually be restored during a single dental appointment. A large fracture may need more than just a filling, perhaps a crown or veneer, or root canal and these will take more appointments. Start by seeing a dentist ASAP for evaluation. ...Read more