- Feb 1, 2020
- norwich, norfolk, uk
Hi. I broke a tooth between Christmas and New Year. I went to the dentist and she put on what she called a 'strong, yet temporary' filling. This repair lasted until yesterday. I had been eating on the left (undamaged) side of my mouth and that was fine. Then my tooth gap/extraction site started hurting yesterday, as food had kept getting stuck in the gap, so I started eating in my whole mouth. That lasted for about an hour, until a 'normal' piece of food like potato or something, broke the temp repair and I was back to having a sharp point on the right side! Now I wonder, my previous dentist, who I left, used to use a material for repairs, that lasted for years and some teeth are still good because of that. This latest 'temporary' stuff was hard, but very rough and grainy and obviously didn't last. So could you please tell me what you think the more permanent fixing stuff is? As I think when I next see her, that she will probably use the same temporary stuff again, could I maybe ask her (if she won't use a more permanent type repair, as this is on the outside edge of my tooth, and not a filling) if she could just drill/file down the sharp edge of my tooth, so that it is no longer a problem? My previous dentist always refused to smooth anything down, as he said that it would be 'illegal' for him to do that! I can eat just fine with this broken tooth, so with the sharp edge taken off, I think it would be OK. I just want this problem to be over! (I also used this Den Temp repair stuff, but that only lasted for a couple of hours before falling off!) Thank you.