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Chipped tooth from cleaning

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Posted by: dhch06  (9 years ago)
Three days ago, I went to the hygienist for teeth cleaning. During the cleaning, she said I have a severe tartar build up. She used different scrapers to remove them off. When I got home and looked closely at my teeth in the mirror, I noticed a chip in the back of one of my front teeth. It feels rough. When I went back to complain, the dentist tried to smooth it out. He said he couldn’t grind it any further because it will damage the tooth and I may end up with crown. What should I do? I can still see the chip from there. Will this give me any problem in the future? Please help me. Any help/info is greatly appreciated.
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Three days ago, I went to the hygienist for teeth cleaning. During the cleaning, she said I have a severe tartar build up. She used different scrapers to remove them off. When I got home and looked closely at my teeth in the mirror, I noticed a chip in the back of one of my front teeth. It feels rough. When I went back to complain, the dentist tried to smooth it out. He said he couldn’t grind it any further because it will damage the tooth and I may end up with crown. What should I do? I can still see the chip from there. Will this give me any problem in the future? Please help me. Any help/info is greatly appreciated.

I doubt very seriously that the hygienist chipped your tooth. It probably just felt that way after the calculus was removed. I couldn't break enamel with a cleaning instrument if I tried.
Posted 9 years ago
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Posted by: ghnane  (9 years ago)
You can try to remineralize the area if it is still in enamel with MI paste and ask your dentist for a fluoride tray treatment to strengthen the enamel. Maintain good oral hygiene since bacteria like live in nukes and crannies.

I wonder if it can be filled with resin composite depending where it is or sealed using a sealant but again I would need to see where it is and what it looks like on the radiograph.
Best of luck.
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