Chipped tooth...

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by StephenCampbell, Jul 6, 2013.

  1. macrumors 6502a

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    I've suddenly noticed that one of my teeth has a chunk missing on the lower end (along the gumline). There is a lot of dentin exposed, and naturally it is sensitive to hot and cold, and painful if I touch it the wrong way.

    My dental appointment is on Tuesday. It is not painful to eat or anything, but are there things that I should be aware of and try to avoid until Tuesday? Will eating at all cause a rapid decay in the exposed dentin? Should I brush it clean after each meal?

    Thanks.
     
  2. macrumors 603

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    #2
    I'd ask my dentist.
    The one I'm scheduled to visit.
    Maybe that's just me.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    My appointment was scheduled a couple weeks ago, unrelated to this chipped tooth. They don't pick up the phone on the weekends.
     
  4. macrumors Nehalem

    GoCubsGo

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    This +100
    But from a non dentist to another ...
    Yes you should brush. Chip or not, that's just good dental hygiene. If you're in a ton of pain there are dentists that will do work on the weekends as an emergency. Think along the lines of a plumber. You'll be charged a handsome fee. If you can wait, then you should. Decay won't set in over night, but I'd keep things clean.
     
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    Huntn

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    Brush your teeth and avoid not sending yourself through the roof. ;)
     
  6. macrumors 603

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    Oral anesthetic. Commonly available at any drugstore.
     

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