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Part of back molar tooth came off.... So stressed and upset about this whole dental thing

happycheeks93

happycheeks93

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Part of back molar tooth came off.... So stressed and upset about this whole dental thing

I was eating chocolate and they were kinda hard. As I was eating on the tooth that has had the root canal treatment, a part of my back tooth came off. It's only a little bit but a half of the tooth. I have a dentist appointment this Wednesday and I don't know if this could be filled or maybe I should just have an extraction. I'm so tired of this whole working myself up to a frenzy until the dentist appointment and then feeling some pain in my appointment. It doesn't hurt when my tongue touch it, it's only the outer layer.
 
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Re: Part of back molar tooth came off.... So stressed and upset about this whole dental thing

Hi happycheeks93,

sorry to read about your broken tooth. Given your painful experiences lately I get your anxiety, however itÄs good that you have an appointment scheduled for Wednesday. Is this the tooth that got a root canal treatment back then in June? Root canal treated teeth usually get a crown few months after the treatment not to break off as they are not as stable as healthy teeth. If this is the tooth from June then it broke off a bit too early, but your dentist might be able to fix it temporarily to give you some time to plan a crown.
You shouldn't experience any pain during the treatment as the tooth is root filled.

All the best wishes and let us know how you got on
 
happycheeks93

happycheeks93

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Re: Part of back molar tooth came off.... So stressed and upset about this whole dental thing

Hi happycheeks93,

sorry to read about your broken tooth. Given your painful experiences lately I get your anxiety, however itÄs good that you have an appointment scheduled for Wednesday. Is this the tooth that got a root canal treatment back then in June? Root canal treated teeth usually get a crown few months after the treatment not to break off as they are not as stable as healthy teeth. If this is the tooth from June then it broke off a bit too early, but your dentist might be able to fix it temporarily to give you some time to plan a crown.
You shouldn't experience any pain during the treatment as the tooth is root filled.

All the best wishes and let us know how you got on
Yes, I've had a couple of root canal appointments and the last one didn't seem to be successful. I haven't had a crown yet, only a filling.
 
happycheeks93

happycheeks93

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Re: Part of back molar tooth came off.... So stressed and upset about this whole dental thing

Hi happycheeks93,

sorry to read about your broken tooth. Given your painful experiences lately I get your anxiety, however itÄs good that you have an appointment scheduled for Wednesday. Is this the tooth that got a root canal treatment back then in June? Root canal treated teeth usually get a crown few months after the treatment not to break off as they are not as stable as healthy teeth. If this is the tooth from June then it broke off a bit too early, but your dentist might be able to fix it temporarily to give you some time to plan a crown.
You shouldn't experience any pain during the treatment as the tooth is root filled.

All the best wishes and let us know how you got on
I finally had the worst part of root canal treatment. he numbed my gums and I didn't feel a thing. Now I can have a break from the dentist. The dentist told me wait after 6 months for the tooth to settle and then get a crown. I'm so relieved. :)
 
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Re: Part of back molar tooth came off.... So stressed and upset about this whole dental thing

That's lovely to read, happycheeks! Give yourself a pat on the back and enjoy the dentist free time! :)
 
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