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Broken "chewing" tooth

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Patient
Posted by: inuyoujo  (9 years ago)
I broke my back tooth 3 days ago chewing hard food. I had to make an appointment at a free hospital, and it's in Jan. I can't go into before that unless my mouth is swollen of infected, but I don't want to wait until I get infected!

It has a little sensitivity, my gums ache, and it's rubbing my check meat. It broke off the back side, at the end of the gums, and I think it broke somewhere in the gums. I think they healed over it, but it's a sharp edge, so that's where the aching is coming from.

Is there a way I can cover to teeth until then, so it won't get hurt or get infected?
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Dentist
Dear Inyoujo!

Instead of experimenting with temporary solutions I would go and visit a dentist as soon as possible!

Along with your broken tooth, there is the danger that as a consequence, neighbouring teeth will be damaged as well, for example due to an acute dental abscess!
Posted 9 years ago
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Posted by: hatecaries  (8 years ago)
Hello!

A broken tooth that hurts all the time may have a damaged nerve or blood vessels. A broken tooth cannot be treated at home. It is a must to see your dentist.
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