hair line fracture

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  1. trumpetpat

    trumpetpat Pianissimo User

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    have any of you guys suffered a hair line fracture on your front teeth? i have a crack in my bottom left front tooth and it is bugging the hell out of me. it is extremely frustrating to stop playing for the day because it hurts and you don't want it to get any worse. does anyone know any of over the counter type treatment? i can't afford to get it capped so thats out of the picture. any suggestions or tips would be great...thanks!...patrick
     
  2. KMT

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    Talk to your dentist or oral surgeon. They may have a better solution. If I were in your situation, I would find a way to be able to afford the needed dental work. Ultimately, what will happen to a fissure when constantly applying pressure? It will break.
     
  3. Deecy

    Deecy Pianissimo User

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    Not only that, the ever-widening fissure allows the introduction of bacteria, It's only a matter of time before there's an infection. If you can't afford a cap, ask the dentist to do a temporary composite, or work out a time payment deal on a cap. Most dentists are understanding that way.
    In any event, get something done pronto!

    Tom//
     
  4. adunker

    adunker New Friend

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    Get the Dental Work done ASAP

    I "put off" getting the work done because of the money..............the tooth eventually broke..............I had to get a crown..........and have had two root canals done because of the bacteria issue......it will only cost more if you ignore it. Do find a dentist that does the ceramic crowns.........it is worth it visually and it won't be heat/cold sensitive.
     
  5. Solar Bell

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  6. trumpet blower88

    trumpet blower88 Mezzo Piano User

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    Definatly get to the dentist and have him check it out. Other than that I don't have much advice, however I did break my toe today, so I know how you feel with the broken bone thing. That sucks.

    I hope everything works out for you.
     
  7. Liad Bar-EL

    Liad Bar-EL Forte User

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    I have had teeth problems as I am sure many of us has had and still have. My teeth problems seemed to have decided the future of my career in trumpet, in fact.

    For this reason I would like to know what you have done to correct this?

    Liad Bar-EL
     

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