Fractured Tooth

A fractured tooth occurs due to a sudden fall, road traffic accident, injury during sports, and increased pressure produced during teeth grinding. A broken tooth causes severe pain and discomfort if the tooth's innermost layer (pulp) is damaged. In such cases, it is better to do a root canal treatment. The cracked tooth is treated, and a crown is placed to protect the tooth.

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I have a nasal infection with yellow mucus and an awful odor. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,I have a broken tooth in my gums, and the parts left are seen in black. I also have a bad nose infection with yellowish mucus and an awful odor. I am confused about whether this infection relates to the tooth or something else. Sometimes I can push air up through the tooth, which bubble...  Read Full »

Dr. Divya Banu M

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. Based on the image (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), it is evident that they are root stumps. Almost all the major portion of the tooth has gone due to decay, and only the root pa...  Read Full »

Why did my tooth color change post-trauma?

Query: Hello doctor, When I was 11 years old, I was knocked off my bike and cracked my front tooth in half horizontally, shortly after the dentist fixed it. Since then I have had no problems with it and had multiple x-rays to check on it. When it happened, the color of the tooth changed very slightly, to ...  Read Full »

Dr. Himayoon Majeed Mir

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have been through your query and can understand your concern. Any trauma to the tooth generally has long-term consequences like tooth discoloration, etc. As you said that your tooth was fractured, it might have led to a slight injury to the pulp or even if not so, th...  Read Full »

My first premolar crown with the post has fallen out. When should I replace it?

Query: Hi doctor, How long can I leave a broken tooth (under the gum line) before seeing a dentist? I have a first pre-molar crown fallen out with post and part of my root.  Read Full »

Dr. Krishna Swaroop Achanta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have seen the image enclosed (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity) and I am a Maxillofacial surgeon. I can understand your concern, but the prognosis for this tooth is very poor. You should visit your dentist immediately for extraction of the remainin...  Read Full »

My premolar tooth got broken. Should I get root canal treatment done?

Query: Hi doctor, My premolar tooth is broken, do I need root canal treatment?  Read Full »

Dr. Alfiya K Jamal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. In the case of a broken tooth, first, we need to check the extent of the fracture. If you have only sensitivity then the fracture may be only up to dentin so permanent filling is enough. But, if the fracture extends up ...  Read Full »

The crown of my front tooth chipped, and I want to know how to fix it temporarily until I meet my dentist?

Query: Hi doctor, This happened this evening. I just need some guidance on what I can use to hold this crown together until I see the dentist. It is the front teeth, so if I open my mouth, the view will not be pleasant. I am currently taking Propranolol 60 mg daily. Please help. Thank you.   Read Full »

Dr. Bhargav Reddy Gutha

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Upon review, I think it is a tooth fracture. Please provide me with pictures or more details of presenting the complaint. Elaborately these are to be done. a) Tooth fracture if front teeth can be restored with composite. You can preserve the fractured segment of the to...  Read Full »

My molar with a silver filling is broken and has got sharp tooth edges. Kindly advise.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 35 years old. Recently, my molar that had a silver filling broke. I do not have pain; however, the tooth has sharp edges, and the filling is still intact. What do I need to do now? Kindly suggest.  Read Full »

Dr. Nazima Anjum

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern and would be happy to help. An old silver filling can get damaged, and the edges can break. If there is no pain and the X-ray does not show changes in the normal filling, then your dentist will trim the sharp edges. I hope this helps....  Read Full »

What could this line going down my tooth be?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a line going down my tooth that can only be seen under direct light. It looks a bit like a crack. I cannot feel it when I run my finger or tongue over it. Should I be worried?  Read Full »

Dr. Asma Parveen

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The line you have mentioned can be a fracture line that is sometimes very superficial. I would like to know about any pain or sensitivity associated with the tooth. If it is a deep fracture, it is generally painful and sensitive. On the other hand, if it is a fract...  Read Full »

I have severe pain in my broken lower molar. How to treat it other than extraction?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having severe pain in one of my lower molar for a week, which is broken and is falling off in pieces. I do not want to get it removed due to fear of pain. What else can be done?  Read Full »

Dr. Parth Laxminarayan Iyer

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I am sorry for your complaint. Well, you have not stated for how long you have been experiencing the pain. Also, try to elaborate the nature of the tooth pain, for example, is it on and off type, persistent, etc. Probable cause: Decay. Tooth fracture. Probable diagnosi...  Read Full »

How to know if a person has anxiety disorder?

Query: Hi doctor,I have tooth sensitivity problem. I am suffering from this problem since last two months. I am unable to drink water also. I tried many sensitivity toothpastes, but it does not work properly. Please suggest me a proper drug or suggestion for instant relief.  Read Full »

Dr. Purva Jingar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Tooth sensitivity happens due to many reasons, and it may be because of cavities in teeth. For instant relief, you need to put desensitized toothpaste, but as you are saying it is not working, then it is better for you to visit a dentist and get an x-ray done. The...  Read Full »

How to treat fractured teeth due to trauma?

Query: Hi doctor,My teeth 11, 21, and 22 got affected in a trauma six weeks ago. Already existing crown on tooth 11 came off, tooth 21 got chipped and dislodged a little, and tooth 22 got chipped. Alveolar splinting was done for six weeks. For tooth 11, a crown lengthening (gingivectomy) was discussed but ...  Read Full »

Dr. Soheel Hussain Zargar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I checked your attachments (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). So far, 11 is concerned; it is to be removed. Teeth 21 and 22 have sound tooth structures, so these can be corrected either by simple composite build-up or RCT (root canal treatment) fol...  Read Full »

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