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Any dentists on here ? have a tiny chip on tooth and its annoying me

(4 Posts)
bumpsoon Tue 23-Jun-09 16:49:38

Woke up this morning and at some point during the night i have managed to chip one of my big bottem teeth ever so slightly ,its very sharp and annoying me soooo much .I dont currently have a dentist ,its on my list to do come pay day grin. The question is can i file it myself ? it doesnt hurt at all OR how much do you think a private dentist would charge just to file it ? By the way im not a known tooth grinder ,so not entirely sure how ive managed to do this . Also my teeth are usually very good ,previous dentist happy to see my once a year .

discombobulate Tue 23-Jun-09 17:17:26

You may be able to file it with a course nail file just to make the edge less sharp but it would be better to see a dentist though. How much they will charge will completely depend where you go - it would probably be an emergency fee, however some places may just do it at the exam appointment if you book yourself in for an initial consultation.

MadreInglese Tue 23-Jun-09 17:22:11

You might be better off going to a dentist anyway as it may be indicative of a larger problem with that tooth, sounds odd for you to chip it in your sleep.

bumpsoon Tue 23-Jun-09 18:33:43

ok have filed it a bit and it feels much better ,but will still book to see dentist next week for an initial consultation as i want to join denplan ,pointless even trying for NHS where i live sad,i did ring the pct and they very lindly said i might get in to one 40miles awayshock

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