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      Default Tooth broken off at gumline

      One of my upper front teeth has broken off at the gumline. It needs to be extracted but I am terrified of the procedure next week. A small amount of tooth on one side is above the gum. Can it be simply extracted?

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      Default Re: Tooth broken off at gumline

      Yes, extracting such a broken tooth is a fairly routine process. Many dentists say that it's actually easier as you don't have the crown (the visible part of the tooth) getting in the way.

      It's a common and understandable misconception that a broken tooth is difficult to extract, since most of us are still mentally living in the age when teeth were literally pulled out - that's not how it's done these days !

      John

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      Default Re: Tooth broken off at gumline

      Many thanks for your comments. I had the root extracted today - it took about one minute with no problems. Great forum.

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      Default Re: Tooth broken off at gumline

      Excellent, glad to hear it !

      I didn't want to go into too much detail last week about how they extract teeth, just in case it got you worried - I assume you know now though.


      John

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      Default Re: Tooth broken off at gumline

      hi i live in milton keynes to did you see my post waht dentsit do you go to

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      Default Re: Tooth broken off at gumline

      Quote Originally Posted by weebo View Post
      hi i live in milton keynes to did you see my post waht dentsit do you go to
      Not sure I saw your original post, but anyway I go to Stantonbury Dental Suite. My family have been patients there for about 25 years.


      John

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