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Can I save my tooth?

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Posted by: dragon124  (8 years ago)
Good day everyone!

Three years ago, I chipped my upper front tooth. I did not have enough money to have it checked by the dentist then so I just gave a special care to that tooth. I brushed three times a day, flossed regularly, got rid of sugar and anything sweet and no coffee at all. I also made sure that no food is trapped into the gap. I rinsed with salt water. However, despite the extra care I've done to my teeth, the chipped tooth has started to give me trouble. It began to become painful. I noticed that the broken tooth is now dark brown in color and there is a thin black spot of dirt. Will it affect my other teeth? Can this tooth be saved? I am afraid the dentist will have to pull this out.

Your answers are greatly appreciated and best regards.:-)
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Posted by: funguy  (8 years ago)
Hi there!

The dark spot is maybe a sign of a cavity and when it is left untreated, it will affect the other teeth beside it. You will
not lose that tooth. The dentist will clean the cavity and have it filled later on or you can talk to your dentist for the best way to be done to save the tooth.
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Posted by: firedrill  (8 years ago)
When a tooth is aching, it means it is infected and you need antibiotics. Have it checked by your dentist and discuss the possible ways to be done to keep the tooth.
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Posted by: moonlight  (8 years ago)
Hello!

Dentists have many ways to save our teeth. Extraction will be the last resort. Have this checked by your dentist before it is too, late.
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