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A small part of my tooth broke but there is no pain. Can I wait to get it fixed?

14 doctors weighed in
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management
4 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin
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Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Small?

Small is relative when it comes to teeth.
Which tooth broke and what condition was it in before it broke? Is the tooth loose? See your dentist to make sure definitively.

In brief: Small?

Small is relative when it comes to teeth.
Which tooth broke and what condition was it in before it broke? Is the tooth loose? See your dentist to make sure definitively.
Dr. Anifat Balogun
Dr. Anifat Balogun
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Dr. J.Todd Martin
I agree you should not wait. The longer you wait the more likely you are to need root canal or extraction.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

No. When a "small part" of tooth breaks, it often means that part of tooth was undermined by a larger area of decay.
See the dentist soon and perhaps you can save the tooth.

In brief: No

No. When a "small part" of tooth breaks, it often means that part of tooth was undermined by a larger area of decay.
See the dentist soon and perhaps you can save the tooth.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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In brief: See DDS

If possible, see DDS ASAP to avoid further complications.
On a provisional basis, if warranted, buy Dent-temp to fill in the area until you see your DDS.

In brief: See DDS

If possible, see DDS ASAP to avoid further complications.
On a provisional basis, if warranted, buy Dent-temp to fill in the area until you see your DDS.
Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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In brief: For how long ?

A week? A month? Pain is not the indicator that you have a problem. There many be a bigger problem than the small break suggests.
See a dentist soon.

In brief: For how long ?

A week? A month? Pain is not the indicator that you have a problem. There many be a bigger problem than the small break suggests.
See a dentist soon.
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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