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Cracked tooth syndrome?

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Posted by: Angl3brt  (2 years ago)
I have had pain on the bottom right side of my mouth for the last 4 days, pain increases when pressure is applied but it has been a constant ache. I went to the dentist yesterday and he couldn't find any physical evidence of anything wrong. He said it could be cracked tooth syndrome or the ligament around the tooth so we took a wait and see approach. I had part of a tooth fall out today while I was eating lunch but my dentist is closed today. Should I go to an emergency dentist or can this wait until Monday?
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I have had pain on the bottom right side of my mouth for the last 4 days, pain increases when pressure is applied but it has been a constant ache. I went to the dentist yesterday and he couldn't find any physical evidence of anything wrong. He said it could be cracked tooth syndrome or the ligament around the tooth so we took a wait and see approach. I had part of a tooth fall out today while I was eating lunch but my dentist is closed today. Should I go to an emergency dentist or can this wait until Monday?

Your dentist was correct Yours is a typical scenario I encounter often. Tooth hurts to biting. Fracture finally units with other micro fractures and piece of tooth chips off. Usually patient is in less pain once this happens. No need to go to another dentist. Call you regular dentist Monday and tell him what happened. They will get you in for a crown or large fillings as soon as the can.

Incidentally, if it is not toward the front, or the fracture is on the tongue side, the finest restoration in dentistry in the gold onlay. It requires a LOT less cutting on the tooth than the average ceramic crown.
Posted 2 years ago
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Yes, you should visit to your regular dentist. He will use special tools to test the tooth and will recommend the best treatment depending on your severity and location of the tooth fracture.
Treatment options include:
Bonding
Crowns
Root Canal
Tooth Removal
Posted 2 years ago
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