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Tooth Fracture

A tooth fracture is a break or crack on the tooth surface due to injury. It is possible to repair if the fracture is minimal. It is fixed by reattaching the broken piece or bonding a tooth-colored filling or crown. In untreated cases, it results in infection.

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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 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. Kind...  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 »

I lost half of my front tooth. What can be done?

Query: Hi doctor, I lost my front tooth. Is there anything that can mend it immediately? I mean, like half of the tooth is cut, and the remaining half is there. Please help.Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Achanta Krishna Swaroop

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. If you are not experiencing much pain and have lost more than a quarter or around half of your tooth, you can easily get a composite filling done immediately at your dentist. It would likely be classified as a class 1 or class 2 E...  Read Full »

A small part of molar tooth fell out while having dinner. How to manage it?

Query: Hi doctor, I ate my dinner yesterday, and a bit of my molar tooth fell out from my mouth. I do not know whether it is a filling or an actual tooth. Around the area, I also had a lot of solid white bumps sticking out of the tooth. It looked like plaques. I am scared of dentists. I do not know what t...  Read Full »

Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It can be a fractured crown of the tooth due to a cavity. You should get an X-ray done to know whether it needs root canal treatment or it needs a simple filling. Please send a picture of it to guide you further and to make a diagnosis. It is better to get it filled as ...  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. Iyer Parth Laxminarayan

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 can beDecay or tooth fracture. Probable...  Read Full »

I have pain due to a broken tooth in my right jaw. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, A few days back, I lost a part of my tooth on the right side of my jaw. Nerve is hurting. But a week ago my jaw bone has been hurting severely. I did not visit the dentist until March. When I visited the clinic, they said it was related to gum disease, and gave me an antibiotics tablet...  Read Full »

Dr. Geethanjali. S. S

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your query. Pain should be due to the tooth rather than the gums. You have said that you lost a part of the tooth, which indicates the decay has eventually led to the breaking of the tooth structure. You have not attached any pictures of the tooth, ...  Read Full »

I have pain and swelling behind the upper last tooth. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have very sore area behind the last tooth on my upper right side of my mouth. It hurts terribly to chew and swallow because of the location of the soreness. I am 52 years old and never really had problems with my teeth. Also, the area does not look red or has any open sores, just swo...  Read Full »

Dr. Soheel Hussain Zargar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. There are three possibilities about this soreness, either there is some problem with the tooth, may be it is fractured. Secondly, possibility is that you may have got trauma due to biting or food like fish sting stuck there. Third possibility is...  Read Full »

I had a fall and hit my tooth, and noticed two horizontal crack lines. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I had a fall and hit my tooth hard. Later I evaluated my teeth and noticed that two of them had horizontal crack lines. How can I fix them? Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. I understand your concern. There is the option to get tooth-colored composite material to apply over the area after grinding down the cracked lines. If the cracks are not visible easily then it is better to leave it like it. No need for cro...  Read Full »

I have a tooth crack visible in direct light. Please help.

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 »

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 »

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