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Possibly a root canal. Or he could put a false half on it.

Dentists NEVER "glue back on" the other half. If it is a small "chip" most likely a filling will do it. A larger break will require a filling to make the tooth "tooth shaped" again and then a crown. A root canal is only needed if the tooth had large decay causing the break or if the nerve of the tooth is damaged or exposed.

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Q: If your tooth is broken will the dentist pull it fill it or do a root canal?
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Will a dentist fill in a gap with tooth colored filling?

Depending if it is a root canal, but remember this, everything that you want them to do will cost more.


Does tooth die after root canal?

Yes, generally when you remove the nerve root you then have a dead tooth. the dentist must fill the canal and either cap it or discuss other options with you, as it will turn gray because it has no nerve.


Why has the tooth turned pink after root canal?

Your tooth should not be a color pink after a root canal! If the center of the tooth is a slight pink that could just be the (gutta percha) which is a rubber base material the dentist fills in the canal with, this take the space where the nerves use to be.. Gutta Percha color is pink... After a root canal and the gutta percha is packed in the canals, the dentist will then fill the center of your tooth with a white or silver filling. If you are not satified with the results simply ask you dentist to put a bit more white filling material on your tooth to hide color of material....most of the time dentist are ok doing that. Aunt Laura


What to do for a deep cavity and rotted tooth?

Have a dentist fill the cavity with or without a root canal, and while you're there, have him pull that tooth before the infection goes into the jawbone and you have to have part of your jaw removed. The dentist can also show you how to brush and floss your teeth to slow down further tooth damage.


Why would a dentist drill out a tooth and fill if there is no cavity?

The dentist is crooked, and looking to make a buck.


What are your options if you have a hole where a filling came out and you don't want a root canal as injections make you pass out?

You are going to have to have an injection whether you have the tooth pulled or root canal therapy. You really need to talk to your dentist to decide what is the best situation for your tooth. If it is just a case of a filling falling out though you shouldn't need root canal therapy but you might still need an injection for the repair of the tooth if the dentist needs to do any work to fill the cavity.


I have a small patch of decalcification on a front tooth. Should I let my dentist fill this tooth?

No. Decalcification is not the same thing as tooth decay. It is the precursor to it. Talk to your dentist about other options.


Why does a molar tooth still hurt two months after a root canal and could the nerve still be in the tooth?

Weird, I had this same problem recently. I had a root canal down and a few months later my tooth started hurting again. I was now going to a different dentist and he took out the filling and the previous dentist didn't fill my tooth right and my nerves were swollen so they had to cut the nerves and do a new root canal with a new filling. Good luck and I hope you feel better soon. It is unusual that a tooth would hurt two months after a root canal, although it is not impossible. It might be that the restaurantion done on the tooth is too high, not letting the tooth heal correctly. There are always chances that there was an extra canal that wasn't seen by the operator. You can talk to your dentist about that possibility. He might suggest to wait 6 months.


If you get a cavity on a loose tooth will the dentist fill it?

No, because your loose tooth will fall out eventually, than you won't have anything to worry about.


What to do when your tooth breaks?

When your tooth breaks nothing major happens. Go to the dentist and have it looked at. If its a big chip then the dentist will fill it in with a clear liquid that soon hardens and blends in with your tooth.. If the chip is small then nothing will happen unless it's visible.


What is a rootcanal?

Sometimes an infection in a tooth becomes abscessed. At that point, it becomes necessary either to pull the tooth or to clean out the root and fill it. A root canal means the dentist cleans out the root of the tooth. He or she drills out the nerves and blood supply to the tooth. The tooth may have one, two, three, or four roots. Each root is cleaned out, filled, and then a regular filling is placed in the rest of the tooth.


What do you do when your tooth cracked in the back and it cuts in to your tongue?

You can go to the dentist and have them fill in the crack or file the crack down.


What is the difference between a filling and a root canal?

when you get a filling, they drill some of the tooth which has a cavity and fill it. When you get a root canal, they drill all the way down and take out the nerve of the tooth. Getting a root canal is more painful then a filling.


When a tooth get chipped what can be done for it?

you can fill it in with some type of tothh paste well not paste but filled in and its done by a dentist


If you have a cavity in one of your lower right back teeth that is kind of big will the dentist be able to fill it with a filling?

I had a root canal on my back tooth that was supposed to be crowned, but i didn't get around to it, and because the tooth became brittle it broke ( a chunk actually came out of it). My dentist said he'd try and fill it and see how it held up. That was 5 1/2 years ago. It's fine, and has never bothered me. I guess it may depend on the location. My tooth broke in half and part of the middle came out, but the tooth was dead, so i didn't experience any pain or problems.


How long does a dental filling take to fill?

It all depends of how big your filling is located, of how rapidly your dentist works, and of where your tooth is located (front versus back tooth).


My dentist extracted a back tooth and bone came with it?

that happens sometimes. dont worry...it should fill back in as it heals.


How does a dentist fix your cavities?

They drill out the decayed portion and create a pocket in the tooth. Then they fill the pocket with amalgam or an epoxy resin.


How do you fill a cavity in your permanent teeth?

Tooth cavities are filled with amalgam, which is a mixture of metals, or composite, a silica-containing plastic resin. After anaesthetic is administered, the dentist will drill away the decayed part of the tooth, and then fill the cavity with whichever filling has been chosen.


When do they fill the Erie Canal?

They fill the Erie Canal on May 1.


Why would you have pain in tooth years after having a root canal?

Many people don't realize that there may be 3 - 4 canals in a tooth and sometimes the dentist may miss the extra canals. Also some dentists will do the root canal and fill the tooth, but a crown or cap is the answer. If it's filled it could be the filling causing the agitation. Please see your dentist for the proper diagnosis.Personal Experience:I HAD A root canal, and topped it off with a $1000.00 crown (gold and composite). About two to three years later, I began to have a little pus "pimple" appear on my gum line near that tooth. My dentist is one of the best and has done about $10,000.00 worth of work in my mouth over the last 12 years. He checked me out and said that he had missed a small piece of "root" in one of my "canals". He apologized, of course. He then drilled a small hole in my cap and crown and sucked out that piece he missed two years ago. He then filled the hole in my crown with a special composite material. If in doubt, SEE YOUR DENTIST.


What is dental procedure after root canal?

After a root canal, you will usually need a core (a large filling to fill the hole) and then a crown (a cap covering the tooth). Sometimes all you need is a filling especially if there wasn't a lot of decay on a front tooth in the first place.


If you have a small cavity in a baby tooth that still has roots on it should you fill the cavity or pull the tooth?

The best thing would be to have a filling put in the tooth. But if the tooth is going to fall out soon, the dentist may recommend pulling it instead. Have it looked at by a dentist and then do what you think is best.Whatever you do don't pull it out yourself. See a dentist its not that bad, honestly..lolFill the ToothPulling a baby tooth too early can cause other teeth to move forward and cause misaligned teeth. It depends on the age of the child and which tooth it is. If the tooth is about to fall out, then pulling the tooth isn't a bad option. Some "baby teeth" stick around until age 11 or 12 or even 13 sometimes, so if it is a young child, pulling the wrong baby tooth could cause severe misalignment. You really need a dentist's opinion on this matter.If this is an adult patient with a retained baby tooth, and the adult tooth never came in, well they should probably keep the tooth because there is no "replacement" on the way.


Can you fill in your own cavity or do they sell the one that your cavity filling is lost then you can go buy another filling?

Some pharmacies sell a temporary filling material that may relieve some discomfort until you can see a dentist. It is only temporary, and it does nothing to stop decay or infection. If you do not see a dentist soon, you run the risk of needing a root canal or even possibly losing the tooth.


What is the difference between a root canal and having wisdom teeth removed?

A root canal would almost never be done on a Wisdom Tooth. But it is when they open the top of the tooth and remove all of the nerves in the roots. They leave the roots and fill them with a special material. Then they put a filling in the tooth. The tooth will also need a crown put on it to keep it healthy. Having your Wisdom Teeth removed is when they take out the very last molars in your mouth. They are called Wisdom Teeth. Very few people have room for these teeth to fit properly in their mouth. Each person has one on the top right, top left, bottom right and bottom left; four wisdom teeth. A root canal is done to save a tooth and keep it in mouth. The removal of a tooth consists of extracting it. Which is better? Depends on many factors. Can you use your wisdom tooth if you keep it? Will that wisdom tooth replace another molar that has previously extracted? The best would be to discuss it with your dentist.