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Dental and Oral Health (Seniors)

Molar broken and chipped

09/07/2006

Question:

I have a extraordinary problem. One of my molar which had filling, broke and part of the tooth fell and chipped while I was munching very soft chips. Inside to this bottom molar surface is very rough and it is rubbing with my tongue and my tongue is in pain instead of tooth. My dentist says he can see me only on Tuesday 9/5/2006 due to long weekend and I am suffering with the pain now. Any suggestion?

Answer:

This problem needs to be managed as soon as possible, since irritation to the side of the tongue can have unfavorable consequences.  Options will include refilling of tooth and a crown or simply extraction of this tooth.

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Response by:

Abdel Rahim   Mohammad, DDS, MS, MPH, FAAOM, FACD Abdel Rahim Mohammad, DDS, MS, MPH, FAAOM, FACD
Clinical Professor of Geriatrics
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University