Oral Health

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Posted by: Fia | 2011/02/28

Q.

Broken tooth?

About 6 weeks ago I bite on a seed (loaf of bread) and since then my tooth is aching terribly. I went to the dentist 4 times already. Every time he opens the filling, says there is nothing wrong and closes it again. According to him there is no cavity, nothing to drain, but the nerve is open. I want to have him pull out the tooth, but he refuses. I can only go for the prosedure over 4 weeks (he''s fully booked) In the meanwhile I do really suffer from pain and the tooth is very sensitive, especially to cold stuff. I practically live of pain killers. When I bite on the tooth it also feels like it can be loose or is sitting on liquid. The pain also feels like it is coming from underneath the tooth. Is there a possibility that the teeth may have cracked cracked and that he cannot see that on the x-rays?

Expert's Reply

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Oral health expert

YES, the tooth could have cracked.
It is unwise to continuously take painkillers. Your dentist has to fit you in as an emergency- if he can't find a dentist who will

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Posted by: dental expert | 2011/02/28

YES, the tooth could have cracked.
It is unwise to continuously take painkillers. Your dentist has to fit you in as an emergency- if he can't find a dentist who will

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