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Orthodontist did grinding and exposed dentin layer. Who do I see now?

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Dr. Louis Sterling
Dentistry - Prosthodontics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Regular dentist

Return to your general dentist for evaluation and treatment.

In brief: Regular dentist

Return to your general dentist for evaluation and treatment.
Dr. Louis Sterling
Dr. Louis Sterling
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Dr. David Ostreicher
Dentistry - Orthodontics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: General dentist

Ask your general dentist to place some composite bonding material in the exposed area.

In brief: General dentist

Ask your general dentist to place some composite bonding material in the exposed area.
Dr. David Ostreicher
Dr. David Ostreicher
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Dr. David Schleimer
Dentistry - Orthodontics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Perhaps no one

If an orthodontist does an occlusal adjustment (grinding of the crowns of teeth) he or she did it to bring the force of biting into harmony.
There can be many reasons why it could expose the dentin; if small area, keep it clean and do not fret. If hypersensitive, speak to them about remedies.

In brief: Perhaps no one

If an orthodontist does an occlusal adjustment (grinding of the crowns of teeth) he or she did it to bring the force of biting into harmony.
There can be many reasons why it could expose the dentin; if small area, keep it clean and do not fret. If hypersensitive, speak to them about remedies.
Dr. David Schleimer
Dr. David Schleimer
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Dr. Daniel Quon
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
1 doctor agrees

In brief: More dentin

The biting surfaces of teeth are comprised of enamel over dentin.
If your occlusion or bite required adjusting, more than likely only the enamel of the tooth was adjusted unless you had lost a significant amount of enamel due to previous dental procedures, trauma, or parafunctional habits such as grinding or gritting your teeth. The dentin layer in the tooth is fairly thick.

In brief: More dentin

The biting surfaces of teeth are comprised of enamel over dentin.
If your occlusion or bite required adjusting, more than likely only the enamel of the tooth was adjusted unless you had lost a significant amount of enamel due to previous dental procedures, trauma, or parafunctional habits such as grinding or gritting your teeth. The dentin layer in the tooth is fairly thick.
Dr. Daniel Quon
Dr. Daniel Quon
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Dr. Gary Chapman
Dentistry - Orthodontics

In brief: Your general dentist

Go see your dentist. He/she will give you your options.

In brief: Your general dentist

Go see your dentist. He/she will give you your options.
Dr. Gary Chapman
Dr. Gary Chapman
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