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Broken cusp on molar age 72

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scareddiane

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I noticed an occasional 'pressure' sensation when I bit something hard. NO pain. No sensitivity to touch, tap, hot, cold, etc. I looked and noticed one edge of the (last) molar had an area next to a large filling that has no cusp.
I'm on Social Security and have no dental coverage or savings. The molar in front of this tooth was pulled years ago.
Since I have no pain, etc., is it safe to wait?
My dentist knows of my dental phobia but she wants $400 to look at my tooth (x ray, cleaning). I get $600 a month income.
 
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Gordon

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Yeah it's fine to wait. I broke the cusp off a second molar just when lockdown started. Since they only treatment possible at the time was extraction I waited for things to go back to normal before getting it fixed. If you can keep it nice and clean then just leave it.
 
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Thanks Doc! I have a Sonicare and a Braun. I use one in the morning and the other at night. No soda or junk foods for me. I had chemo 13 years ago and 3 molars broke at the gumline, so had them extracted.
I REALLY appreciate you and the forum.
 

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No problem.
 
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