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#1 zande

Posted 09 February 2013 - 03:31 PM

I seriously hate dentists  cry1.gif   I don't go regularly, in fact I can't think of when I went last, yes I know, totally bad and a situation I was going to rectify this year.

But I've just cracked a tooth, nearly in half and a large chunk came off  cry1.gif  I'm so annoyed at myself.  How is something like that fixed? I've made an appt at the after hours dentist, but don't know if I need to do that or it can wait till Monday?

Edited by zande, 10 February 2013 - 01:25 PM.


#2 jedimaster

Posted 09 February 2013 - 03:44 PM

A lot of the time it can be built up with a filling initally, especially if the cracked bit doesn't go under the gumline(although it may have cracked because it was weakened by decay...deep decay can compicate things). I have broken teeth before, and ended up with a filling.


If it's not painful, or really cutting your tongue I would leave till Monday to save $. After hours dentists charge a lot I imagine.

edited a few times...NB I am not a dentist! SO this is not a professional opinion!!!

Edited by jedimaster, 09 February 2013 - 03:46 PM.


#3 katevin

Posted 09 February 2013 - 04:03 PM

QUOTE (jedimaster @ 09/02/2013, 04:44 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
A lot of the time it can be built up with a filling initally, especially if the cracked bit doesn't go under the gumline(although it may have cracked because it was weakened by decay...deep decay can compicate things). I have broken teeth before, and ended up with a filling.


If it's not painful, or really cutting your tongue I would leave till Monday to save $. After hours dentists charge a lot I imagine.

edited a few times...NB I am not a dentist! SO this is not a professional opinion!!!

Yep, agree with all this. I've been in the same boat and a filling has been the solution.

Oh, and if you hate dentists, do NOT read my thread  ohmy.gif  wink.gif

#4 FluffyOscar

Posted 09 February 2013 - 04:06 PM

If it doesn't hurt OP, leave it till Monday. I was in at the dentist yesterday getting a cracked tooth fixed (filling) and we discussed it.

#5 Jenferal

Posted 09 February 2013 - 04:12 PM

I've got the same thing. i REALLY wish i'd listened to mum when she told me to not open things with my teeth as a child. Sigh.
It's a molar so they filled it basically. HOWEVER, the last one they did porcelain and it only lasted 14 months, so I'll be going back to the amalgam as the first one lasted YEARS!
If there's no pain, you don't need emergency appointment as the root isn't exposed. If it was, you'd know about it!

#6 Peridot

Posted 09 February 2013 - 04:13 PM

Mine was chipped in half because the dentist did it when removing my wisdom tooth. He built it up with a filling.. Literally half one of my molars is made from filling material! He did an excellent job though, you'd never know!

#7 Lees75

Posted 09 February 2013 - 05:37 PM

I did one at the end of last year and have just finished having a root canal done! But I knew I was in trouble early on as it hurt with cold food/drinks and then it would hurt at night in bed.

#8 Fabulous

Posted 10 February 2013 - 09:20 AM

I did that recently on one of my molars and needed a porcelain inlay at a cost of $1200.  The only other option was a crown. The tooth that cracked had a large filling in it so that obviously made it more prone to cracking.

#9 CharliMarley

Posted 10 February 2013 - 09:26 AM

Is it a tooth (molar) at the back or is it in the front of your mouth. Dentists will try to save it these days and most of the time they can, but I have Bruxism (teeth grinding in sleep) and I really broke one of my molars in half and this had to be extracted. I always wear my mouthguard to bed now. nno.gif

#10 mantilla

Posted 10 February 2013 - 09:37 AM

I too have a broken (molar) tooth) just in front of where my wisdom tooth would be - lol - & when it happened the only dentist in town was still closed for their Christmas break.  It has stopped aching now & the sharp edge of my tooth only annoys me when I foolishly move my tongue there - so must get it checked.  But ...I am trying to convince myself to have the tooth pulled out though, no-one will see a tooth way back there & the cost will hopefully be less than a repair job!!  Like som pp's I think quite a few of my teeth are held together with fillings - oh the glorious days when dental nurses filled every space with black amalgam.  So pleased that my (adult 3) kids have maybe 2 fillings b/w them all.

#11 Canberra Chick

Posted 10 February 2013 - 01:02 PM

Get an appointment for Monday. It might be an infected root who means root canal or extraction and if they can look at it this week, it'll be better as they can often save the tooth.
This happened to me in October. I chipped off a large lump of a molar eating crusty bread. Turned out I had an infected root and yesterday I had my final canal work done and now have a crown.
I have good extras with Medibank and my out of pocket expenses ended up being $600 over the four appointments.

#12 ~chiquita~

Posted 10 February 2013 - 01:15 PM

OP I lost a 20 year old filling and a chunk of tooth in my back molar just last week.
I honestly didn't think it could be saved but it was. The dentist joked that he could have parked a mini in there it was that big.

If it doesn't hurt wait until you can make an appointment with a dentist.

#13 zande

Posted 10 February 2013 - 01:24 PM

Well I'm back from the dentist! Saw a lovely lady dentist (things have changed in 10 years LOL, the last dentist I saw was a grumpy old man LOL!) and had a filling and all is good. She thinks I have avoided root canal for now.

Have an appt for a thorough check and clean, and I have promised myself I will go regularly from now on for checks & cleans  blush.gif   (She agreed with me that this was my karma for not having been to the dentist for 10 years LOL!)

#14 *melrose*

Posted 10 February 2013 - 01:41 PM

This happen to me and i left it for about 2 years and then it started getting really sore then i went and got it pulled out.

no big deal.

#15 Canberra Chick

Posted 10 February 2013 - 03:50 PM

Great news OP!  biggrin.gif




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