- Mar 24, 2023
Hi all, I’m a newbie. Just wanted to ask a question. I chipped a small portion of enamel off the left hand side of my front tooth a while back - I was just about to cycle to work when a scooter went past clipped me, continuing on - i stumbled on my bike, fell over - my helmet took the brunt of my fall. Had a busted bloody lip and the chip off my front tooth. Even though I have an intense fear of the local dentist, I went over there. I eventually was called in to the office by the hygienist, while I was in the chair the dentist asked me to go to the local hospital ED department to get my lip sutured and I also required a tetanus injection (the ED department stitched my lip and I got a tetanus injection in the right arm from the nurse. Just to mention, the dentist couldn’t sort out my tooth initially due to the injury to my lip but while I was in the chair he said something to the effect to me that he can fix the tooth easily. My next appointment with him is in mid April, think he’s going to advise me what to do. A couple of people I know who have seen the tooth are saying it looks like it will be composite bonded. Had another look at my front tooth last night and there’s a silver of enamel missing on the bottom left hand side, this tooth protrudes slightly, it’s probably about a quarter of enamel missing at an angle, bottom left hand side of tooth, the right corner of the tooth is still there - just to add I’ve some slight pain and I’m taking Ibuprofen and eating soft foods. Would anyone think composite bonding sort the bottom of the tooth out? I’m not great with dentists as I have a real fear but going to drag myself to the appointment in mid April as I obviously have to get this tooth fixed. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.