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Is there anyone who is a dentist on here? Or has experience with the following.
I broke my tooth a couple of years ago. It's a back tooth, 3rd molar. I went to the dentist who told me the root is in my sinus cavity and at the time I couldn't go and have surgery to repair the sinus (due to circumstances) so it's been left ever since. Preferably I'd like to have the tooth repaired but obviously since it hasn't had treatment it's now worse. There's a hole near the gum line on the side of the tooth which is irritating my cheek, and the front of the tooth is missing (between the 3rd and 2nd molar).
Has anyone had a badly damaged tooth saved? Is it possible? It's not causing any pain, I think the root is probably dead. The rest of my teeth are fine but this one crumbled during pregnancy. Apparently there's no decay there (or wasn't at the time), it just snapped.
Also, I seem to be allergic to the numbing injection, my mouth swells up and ulcers every time. Is there an alternative?
Is it your very back tooth? I.e. your wisdom tooth
It really depends on the extent of the damage. Its impossible to say over the internet really, but it does sound pretty damaged. If its your wisdom tooth generally when they get that broken we say take them out, I wouldnt go doing a root canal or a crown on a wisdom tooth. Because of their position they are really hard to restore.
Im not sure I fully understand what the dentist was saying about your sinus, you shouldnt need surgery to repair your sinus if the tooth is in place. If the tooth has been extracted and the root has gone in the sinus maybe, but its quite common for roots to sit very close to the sinus and nothing needs doing.
There are different types of aneasthetic, a true allergy to anaeshetic is very rare. But there are different categories.
If its not your wisdom tooth you might be able to root fill and crown it, but it really depends how broken it is
Thank you for the info. It's not the wisdom tooth, it's the 3rd one back (counting from the first molar after the canine). Definitely not the wisdom tooth. In a way I wish it was as it would just be whipped out.
Sorry I should have been clearer, the dentist meant if I had it removed I would need sinus repair which is why I opted not to have it removed at the time. Not sure how pleasant that will be either. Apparently the root is sitting inside the sinus cavity, which would also explain the sinus pain I've had.
I definitely need to see someone, hopefully we'll be able to get appointments soon.
How many teeth are behind it?
Okay, if its not a wisdom tooth then a root canal and a crown, or even a big fillings is a possibility. But like I said it depends how much tooth is lost
If the root is in the sinus most of the time you dont need surgery after removal, normally just stitches can repair it. So the other option is to have it out and maybe a bridge to replace it or potentially an implant
There's one tooth behind it. Stitches would be fine! The dentist made it sound like it was full on surgery! A big filling would be even better but I don't fancy a root canal. I have no faith in that dental surgery though so I'll definitely be going elsewhere. Thank you
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