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Will A Chipped Tooth Get Worse
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
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
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
How u want to fix it:
It really depends on how you want to fix , if you want a veneer for example, it should take two visits, one to prep the tooth and take impression and the other to put it on you tooth.
It's also can be fixed with bonding, that usually can be done on the same visit.. ...Read more
Chipped tooth yesterday, can't get into dentist for a few weeks due to it being a medicade dentist hurts no matter what I eat, what do I do?
Emergency dentist: Visit an "emergency dentist" for a temporary treatment before an appointment with your dentist. They help people 24/7/365. For the "emergency dentist" near you call 1-800-dentist. Take care. ...Read more
Evry month or 2 i get 2 uclers on same spot on tongue.no chipped tooth there.i know i shuld c a doct.but wut r the posible causes?
Canker sore: can be very painful. Individual ulcers on the tongue typically last 1-2 weeks. Try to keep adequate oral hygiene as possible. If concerned, see your dentist. ...Read more
I have a half chipped tooth. My dentist told me to use braces but i couldn't afford it. I get a lot of headaches sometimes. I've had it since i was 12?
Different issues: My guess would be that you have three separate issues although it is possible they are related. The chipped tooth can be fixed with composite bonding, a laminate or crown. Crooked teeth can be fixed with orthodontics. The headache may not be related to either. Speak to you physician regarding the headaches. At least get the chipped tooth fixed. Ortho can be done later in life if finances improve. ...Read more
I would like to get braces or invisalign for an overbite. I have a cap on one of my front teeth covering a chipped tooth. Can i still get braces?
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
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
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 ›
Little or much: A small chip may be unsightly but not a functional problem. If the edge is sharp, your Dentist can smooth it for you. A larger chip can alter function, become easily discolored, or make tooth more likely to decay. The trauma that caused the chip can damage the tooth's nerve. Best advice is have chip evaluated by your Dentist. ...Read more
Hard to say: It all depends on how deep the chip is, and is dentin exposed. Dentin is the layer of the tooth under the enamel. Dentin has direct connections with the "nerve" of the tooth. If left open to the mouth for long periods of time, bacteria can migrate from the mouth into the nerve of the tooth and kill it, thereby requiring a root canal. It's best to get this fixed asap. ...Read more
Take her to dentist:
A chip may be minimal and require a simple polishing type of adjustment.
A chip may involve a deep crack and require restoration - either a filling or a crown (cap) depending on various factors.
She needs to see a dentist who will evaluate the chip and explain the best treatment options. ...Read more
Yes: Yes but it depends on his age. If loss is immenent with or without repair then you may let nature take its course. Teeth have several functions beyond chewing: speach, communication: verbal and nonverbal, self esteem and aesthetics. Detrimental tongue and lip habits can develop with tooth loss. ...Read more
See dentist: See your dentist. They will examine this and recommend the best treatment. Good luck. ...Read more
Possibly.: Chipped front teeth are notorious for needing 'redo' every couple of years. Talk to your dentist of any other alternatives. ...Read more
I have a chipped tooth and haven't gotten it fixed yet. Should my tooth still hurt after all this time?
I have never seen a tooth getting better by itself, in general it is the opposite, they always get worse. Your tooth is telling you that the chip is getting somehow bigger or closer too the nerve or the nerve is not happy about all the cold or hot stuff.
Don't wait any longer get it fixed. ...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
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