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What to do for an impacted(?) and chipped tooth?

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Posted by: TiffanyWinston  (5 years ago)
Long story short, over the weekend my daughter was out back in the yard with her cousin playing softball. The softball was hit with a bat and it beamed my daughter straight in the mouth. One of her teeth looks to have been impacted(? not sure if that is correct terminology) upwards into her gums a bit and took a tiny chip out of her tooth. It wasn't causing her much pain before but the hubby wants me to go get her checked out on Friday.

I used LocalMed to find a dentist in my area but I would like to post here to get more information about this from a qualified dentist or Dr before I got in for my appointment.

FYI my daughter is 16 year old if that matters.

Thanks in advance!
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Long story short, over the weekend my daughter was out back in the yard with her cousin playing softball. The softball was hit with a bat and it beamed my daughter straight in the mouth. One of her teeth looks to have been impacted(? not sure if that is correct terminology) upwards into her gums a bit and took a tiny chip out of her tooth. It wasn't causing her much pain before but the hubby wants me to go get her checked out on Friday.

I used LocalMed to find a dentist in my area but I would like to post here to get more information about this from a qualified dentist or Dr before I got in for my appointment.

FYI my daughter is 16 year old if that matters.

Thanks in advance!


I really don't think finding dentists by such search engines is a good idea.

You have two separate issues, and possibly three:

1. If the tooth was knocked backward so it touches before other front teeth, it will have to be moved forward. Usually this can be done by finger pressure and a fixed splint. I had to do this with my own son.
2. After that is done, if there is indeed a chip, this may be rounded off, or if big enough fixed by plastic.
3. There is the possibility that the pulp may die in the next few months, necessitating a root canal. You should have the tooth tested every 2-3 months to see if this happens, and have a root canal done promptly if needed.
Posted 5 years ago
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Posted by: jamienn.benet.7  (5 years ago)
Good Advice from Dr. Kim. You have to listen to your hubby Go to the doctors. He/She gives a proper solution after checking.
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