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Broken Tooth

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Posted by: hattrick11  (9 years ago)
I had a tooth that broke a long time ago. Now it's pretty much gone, all the way to the gum line. How would this be extracted? I would guess some sort of surgical procedure since there is nothing to grab on to? Anyone know?
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Posted by: digdeep  (9 years ago)
Hello Hattrick,

They have an instrument which can help loosen the tooth and push it up a bit so they can grab it. However, before resorting to extraction, ask your dentist if the tooth can still be saved by a root canal treatment and a dental crown. I hope this is helpful.:-)
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Posted by: elisam  (9 years ago)
yea I would also resort to extraction as a last option
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Posted by: motorcade  (9 years ago)
I also broke my tooth and after some time, all that is left is a small piece stuck in the gum. I wonder what will happen if I do not get it fixed. Will it be infected? Thank you.
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Posted by: truce23  (9 years ago)
I also broke my tooth and after some time, all that is left is a small piece stuck in the gum. I wonder what will happen if I do not get it fixed. Will it be infected? Thank you.

Yes you need to get it fixed. Since you can no longer clean the tooth, it will decay in time. You can have a root
canal to save the root stumps if they can still be saved, then your dentist will make a denture to wear over it.
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