I was chewing something and a large piece of my molar came out. There is no pain and no sensitivity. im just really scared.

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  • Dr.Ritz

    Dr.Ritz 26 - December - 2011, at 02:24 AM

  • Even if the broken molar is causing no pain or sensitivity, then also you need to get treatment done for it. Broken molar tooth may become infected eventually and cause pain and sensitivity. Treatment of broken molar depends on extent of tooth structure which is broken. If only a small portion of molar is broken, then the tooth can be restored with composite restoration or dental crown. If the nerve of the tooth is also involved and the tooth has become non-vital, then root canal treatment followed by dental crown is required for it. If much of tooth structure is broken, then root canal treatment followed by post and core and dental crown will be required for the tooth. If there is vertical crack line present or there is fracture line present on the cervical portion of the root, then tooth extraction may also be required. If whole of tooth has come out and only roots are left, then you can get the remaining part of the tooth extracted and can get the missing tooth replaced with dental implants or dental bridges. Without clinical examination, it is difficult to give definite diagnosis. You can visit your dentist to get treatment done for broken molar. By the time, you get treatment done, avoid eating from that side of the mouth so that the tooth doesn’t break any further and maintain good oral hygiene to avoid any secondary infections. For more info on how chipped tooth is fixed by the dentist, refer to….   http://www.identalhub.com/article_how-chipped-tooth--is--fixed-by-dentist-790.aspx

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