Hello there, a molar crown that I had fitted some years ago has come out and the top part of the tooth underneath has broken away, leaving the rest of the tooth flat at the gum level. My dentist does not think it possible to build up the tooth in order to fit a new crown, and my options appear to be to have the tooth removed, do nothing, or have an implant (which I cannot afford). There is no tooth behind this broken tooth. Are there any other options? Is there any way of building up the tooth so that a new crown could be fitted?
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Hi there iv just had the first stage of root canal on the left lower side of my mouth 4th tooth from the front, iv got a temporary filling in at the moment untill me next appointment in 1 week iv been careful in trying not to eat that side and being carfull also when I brush, but this morning about 1/4 of the tooth broke off on the inside it is a very small part but I am slightly worried that it will have to be removed even though I’m sure that’s not the case I would like to be reassured, will I still be able to get a crown fitted even though a small part broke off and shall I try to get my appointment moved forward instead of leaving it another week I don’t eat more to fall of, iv had root canal befor but this problem didn’t ocoure ? Thank you for your time
Recently i had a dental treatment and doctor offered me a further treatment of root canal and crown which is going to cost me Â£204. Two months ago same doctor checked my front tooth and done the filling on it which came off with in two months and i was told that they will redo the filling for me. Last night, i went to a same dentist for a filling and i mentioned him that my gums are bit swollen around that same tooth. He checked my tooth and done some Xrays and told me that there is same decay on the back of my teeth which is causing this swelling. He tried to remove the decay and drill it and after a while he told me that tooth is gone, its half broken. Then he showed me an xray and told me that tooth was there just becuase of big filling and no actual tooth was left. My complain is that; 1- Why didn’t he treat it properly two months ago when he done the filling. 2- Why didn’t he tell me about the consequences of my treatment. 3- Why did he try to clean the decay when he had already seen my xrays. Before starting a treatment i should have informed about that consequences. 4- During my all treatment i wasn’t informed about anything like what can be happend to my tooth in the future and i was not given any options for the treatment. 5- I have asked them for a second opinion but they said that i can’t have it becuase my treatment has already started but it hasn’t started yet. To me it feels like they want to do their job quickly without doing it properly. Just in hurry of completing all appointments in a day. As a patient it is my right to have a second opinion.
My upper back tooth, the one just in front of my wisdom tooth has had fillings, then a root canal. A year after the root canal the front wall of the tooth (just below the gum line)broke away. The back and side walls of the tooth were still fine. My dentist suggested a crown. After working on the tooth for a while he stopped due to my gum bleeding too much. I now have a tempory material over the portion of the tooth that is left and I need to return so he can take another look at it! Do you think the tooth can be saved? If the dentist decides its not possible to fit a crown is there anything left that can be done to save the tooth? Thank you for your time doctor
Dr Rob Tennet
St Johns Dental Practice
18 Bennett’s Hill, Birmingham, B2 5QJ
Dear Dr Hughes,
RE: Pain in LR canine for 3 years â�� now focussing on root/socket/bone
I cannot carry on any longer with this pain. I pray that you are able to help me.
Prior to orthodontic work which started in August 2006, I never had a single second of pain or problems with my teeth. Work was cosmetic, to straighten upper centre incisors and lateral incisors. Bite was fine.
Following orthodontic work (finished Jan 2009) I have been left with almost constant pain at LR canine root/socket/bone.
Had sectional brace to upper right (healthy upper right 1st premolar removed before brace in 08.2006). Teeth /jaw area tightened with brace (2007/08) which made upper right teeth area too small to fit over teeth below, and protruding lower right canine.
I was left in agony for 2.5 years, which started towards end of brace treatment, with a malocclusion (traumatic occlusion). During this time the lower canine was too large for the space (toxicly obstructive) and caused radial pain along whole jaw, down into jaw below canine and up into skull near upper canine.
This included at least a year with undiagnosed rotting nerves in both right canines.. (teeth became devitalized due to trauma/contact) After being prescribed antibiotics as nerves so necrotic, finally had 2 root canals in May 2010.
Now still have almost constant pain in lower right canine, at root/socket/bone. Like infection pain, sitting on nerve..could there be a crack somewhere where bacteria has got in? After 3 years of LR canine being forced, moved and filed (orthodontics and then severe occlusion), itâ��s not rocket science that tooth/socket/bone is traumatized and bacteria got in (I could hear bone/tendons straining and cracking a lot during this time).
Went back to endodontist, he said â��root canal is okây and referred me to Maxillo-facial consultant with suspected neuralgia. MFU consultant said itâ��s probably not neurological and couldnâ��t see any cracks (NHS standard x-ray..). Suggested splint.. I know this wonâ��t help. Moving and straining the teeth around again will not help. Bite is now good and teeth have been moved enough. That would be like putting a plaster on a thorn. All the radial pain stopped when the canine was finally in a less obstructive position and had been filed so it was slimmer (i.e. less depth). (Both right canines and roots are larger than left ones).
I cannot live like this.
I have been left in poverty through not working for 4.5 years due to this and about to lose my home.
Am speaking much better, bite much better but have the pain. LR canine was shaved a lot (and other right side teeth) to try to make it fit in the space and not contact UR canine. Anti-inflammatory painkillers help a bit but make me sleepy. Worried about internal damage after having to take painkillers for so long.
Can sleep, eat but have this pain 90% of the time. No other tooth/root/socket/bone hurts like that when pressed (pain still there of course when not pressed). Pain can be as if there is still a nerve in the tooth (I know it has been removed) but I understand that nerve pain in connective tissue can be indistinguishable from pain which feels like it is coming from the tooth..
I have been sent from one person to the next and back round again for 3 years. I have been left trapped in the system. The simple fact is that something has happened in LR canine root/socket/bone/tissue.
I also need a hygienist as although I try to keep everything clean and floss, there is build up of plaque which must be affecting my gums and oral health..
I need an x-ray/ultrasound which will pick up any cracks/inflammation/infection/whatever is going on/ in tooth root/socket/bone..
I have had advice from an top expert that normal x-rays canâ��t always pick up cracks/problems in teeth/cavities/tissues/bone.
I canâ��t take any more pain and being misdiagnosed and passed on and on. I am desperate for someone to sort this out and free me of pain so I can get on with my life. Imagine living with an intolerable thorn in your jaw for 3 years.
Before all of this, I never even looked at that canine or felt it for a second..
My question to you:
Please can you urgently recommend the correct professional in London or South East, preferably Surrey/Sussex for someone to actually diagnose this correctly and operate/sort it out before I get suicidal.
Could this be a vertical apical root fracture plus bony destruction needing hemisection?..
Dr Mark Hughes
Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
Web: www.harleystreetdentalstudio.com Tel: 020 7636 5981
Hello Dr Moore. Can you please advise on my situation. Do you know about or do the Carlson Bridge “Winged Pontic” procedure? I have a broken front tooth and it will be extracted. They want to do an inplant or cut my vital teeth to pegs, which I don’t care to have either done. In Hawaii I’ve heard of the Carlson Bridge “Winged Pontic” porcedure. In your opinion could you tell me if you think this would be a good alternative? I have gone to their web site at www.carlsonbiologicaldentistry.com to have a proper look. I have also youtubed carlson bridge and googled that too for more information.
Good information but I would like to know what you think?
Thank you for your time.
I have just broken a previously crowned tooth at gum level. What are my options?
my 2 front teeth are badly decayed from the gumline down approx 1/3.the enamel has decayed away leaving what i assume is dentine underneath whichis adark brown/black colour.there is no pain and i can eat and drink normally.as this is on the surface of my teeth its very embarrasing when i smile.canit be filled with tooth coloured filling
hello my tooth cracked and my dentist pulled it out 4 days ago .the tooth that cracked was already next to a fitted bridge.now to replace my new tooth the dentist will have to shave my side sharo tooth and replace a nother bridge i dont want a health tooth gone what other options do i have on the nhs
Dr Rob Tennet
St Johns Dental Practice
18 Bennett’s Hill, Birmingham, B2 5QJ
The filling of my 7th down right which has had a canal therapy few years ago, has split in two vertically. I had a Rx at the hospital but they adviced the tooth to be extracted. No mention to post crowns at all.
I recently searched the internet as I have had an experience with a post crown on the 6th up left, and came across a website where I found a few articles (I am afraid in Italian) talking about very difficult situations, solved with gum surgery, bone reconstruction and post crown. I would like to know if you have ever come across to this kind of problems and if exist in London a good Dental Surgeon able to do this kind of job. If at the end the only solution is the implant, it will be welcome, but if I have the opportunity to save in any way my tooth than I would be happier.
Here are the links. [dentisti-italia.it/casi_clinici/fratture-dei-denti/170_lembo-riposizionato-apicalmente-con-colla-di-fibri.html, dentisti-italia.it/casi_clinici/parodontologia/162_terapia-chirurgica-delle-lesioni-di-i-ii-iii-class.html, dentisti-italia.it/casi_clinici/protesi/248_dalla-parodontologia-alla-protesi-attraverso-tutta.html]
and very similar to my case according to this Italian dentist whom I had a email exchange [www.dentisti-italia.it/casi_clinici/parodontologia/161_terapia-chirurgica-delle-lesioni-di-i-ii-iii-class.html]
Thank you very much for your interest and kindness to read this question.