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Dentist? Tooth just cumbled

(10 Posts)
kazzs Wed 21-Sep-16 22:04:56

Help! My back tooth just crumbled in half! Its not half gone and sharp.. It had a bit of decay aling gum that dentist was watching.
What happens now?!
Extraction? Crowns?! I know nothing about dentistry. Hownling do these take and cost!?!? Thanks

NK346f2849X127d8bca260 Wed 21-Sep-16 23:35:06

If it is a back one you could probably have it removed. I have broken a few, and my dentist has built them up with the white filling material, but I see a private practice, not sure what NHS do.
Don't understand why the decay has not been dealt with though, why was the reason for keeping an eye on it?

NK346f2849X127d8bca260 Wed 21-Sep-16 23:36:22

My last one cost £90 to be repaired privately.

LadyB49 Wed 21-Sep-16 23:36:50

NHS dentist built up my back tooth ok when this happened to me.

GardenGeek Wed 21-Sep-16 23:42:14

NHS usually don't do white, but as its at the back it probably wont matter.

I had to go private for my 2 root canal and then white crowns

SwedishEdith Thu 22-Sep-16 00:06:42

NHS do do white crowns.

kazzs Thu 22-Sep-16 09:23:33

I dont know why it was left to be honest.. I have check ups, clean and polish every 6 months.. I guess it should have been sorted before this happened :-(

LadyB49 Thu 22-Sep-16 11:24:39

I have back crowns white provided by MGS.

LadyB49 Thu 22-Sep-16 11:25:13


Heatherjayne1972 Fri 23-Sep-16 16:55:20

Id be asking some questions here
Why was it left ? Why was it not spotted earlier ? Why wasn't it treated earlier ? Do you have to pay ? If yes why You done your bit by coming to appointments as requested ( I'm assuming)
If it was just left to rot that's called supervised neglect - dentists have been sued for this
Not saying you should go down the legal route ( unless you want to ) but this sounds like poor treatment and you need answers
Yes can be treated by extraction or root filling and crown as necessary depending on what the NHS will
Hope you get it sorted

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