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Broken filled tooth

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Posted by: totake  (9 years ago)
Hello,

I have an 18 year old filling on my top left second molar tooth, which broke off below the gum line two days ago. Part of the filling was exposed and the tooth hurt terribly. When I woke this morning, the left side of my face was very swollen. My dentist can’t see me until next week and I can’t go elsewhere due to insurance issues. I have been rinsing with salt water. What else can I do to alleviate the pain and make the swelling go down? I would be grateful for any help.
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Hello,

I have an 18 year old filling on my top left second molar tooth, which broke off below the gum line two days ago. Part of the filling was exposed and the tooth hurt terribly. When I woke this morning, the left side of my face was very swollen. My dentist can’t see me until next week and I can’t go elsewhere due to insurance issues. I have been rinsing with salt water. What else can I do to alleviate the pain and make the swelling go down? I would be grateful for any help.


You can go elsewhere if you want to, you just don't want to pay out of pocket. Incidentally, how good is an insurance policy that forces you to go to their designated dentists? Not very.

You need treatment fast, and there is nothing except starting a root canal or extraction that will help.
Posted 9 years ago
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