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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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 Anum

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 »

After a hit, my front teeth chipped. Kindly suggest a treatment.

Query: Hi doctor,I got a hit, and four of my teeth chipped, out of which two hurts. It has only been less than 24 hours so far. I went to the dentist, and she says that I need a root canal right away. However, taking a second opinion, the other dentist says a root canal is not necessary and it will heal on...  Read Full »

Dr. Tinu Thampy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As per the radiograph (attachment removed to protect patient identity), I assume that pulp is not exposed. The fracture of the tooth is only till dentin layer. The pulp chamber and root canal is the black or dark area seen in the middle of the tooth on the radiograph. ...  Read Full »

Why did the top part of my tooth chip?

Query: Hi doctor,The top part of my tooth just recently chipped off, and the inner part of my tooth is visible, which looks brown in color. This has not happened before as far as I can remember. I think it might be a cavity, and the enamel has eroded, revealing it, but I am not sure. It does not hurt at al...  Read Full »

Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and the attached image (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). I suspect the Hypocalcified Enamel layer which is not much clear as the image is already bright due to the use of flash. No Caries activity, but it is more likely...  Read Full »

Why do I have a feeling that the dental crown is higher every time I go to bed or when I wake up?

Query: Hello doctor, The bottom last molar has been in a lot of pain. First, the crown fell off, and the top tooth moved down, so I had to have it adjusted. Then the tooth started hurting very badly, so I had to get a root canal treatment. After the root canal treatment, the constant pain is gone, but it ...  Read Full »

Dr. Bharat Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Please be calm. See, in case of fracture, there is pain only on biting. In over-contoured restoration, there is pain during chewing. If you are experiencing these problems, do update me. Otherwise, there is no problem. With time, the restoration will get set.  Read Full »

What is the treatment given for fractured tooth?

Query: Hi doctor, I fell down and I got knocked in my front right incisor and it does not move back. It is also a permanent tooth. I am taking tablet Vyvanse.  Read Full »

Dr. Divya Banu M

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through the attachment (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Do not worry, we can manage it. First of all, do not touch it or try to push it back into position. Do not bite on that tooth. There is bleeding which is from the gums (as the picture i...  Read Full »

Should a tooth crown be replaced after 9 years?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 24 years old. I had my tooth crowned before nine years. I have no problem with it, but a dentist wants me to get a crown replacement. I do not even feel any discomfort. Is it necessary to replace?  Read Full »

Dr. Neeraj Kumari

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Most crowns can last up to 15 years depending on the type of material used for making crown. Sometimes, crown replacement is neccessary when there is excessive wear or fracture in crown or there are complications due to tooth decay. So, if that is the reason why that dent...  Read Full »

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