Question

Half of my tooth just randomly chipped loose?

Last night I was eating a pretzel and all of a sudden I felt something in between my teeth. I thought it was food, but it was a piece of my tooth that got loose! It's a small portion of the bottom left molar. What should I do? What if it falls out later? Should I brush that tooth or will that make it come out? It doesn't hurt or feel different at all, a piece of my tooth just literally popped loose so I wiggled it to make sure it was the tooth and I put it back in place but something obviously needs to be done about it. Maybe it's rotten?

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Actually, you wouldnt necessarily feel it if it was rotten. My wisdom tooth did just exactly what your tooth has done back in Oct. The reason it chipped off is that I had a cavity (that I never did feel) and it weakened the tooth. My whole tooth them became infected, and it really only hurt me for about 2 days. I just had it removed this morning.

My other wisdom tooth was rotten a few years back and I didnt feel any pain (and therefore didnt get anything done about it) for well over a year...not to smart. It chipped many times and I never had any pain.

Bottom line...if your tooth broke its because there is something wrong. You need to get to a dentist before further complications arise. If it isnt a wisdom tooth then there may be a good chance that the tooth can be saved if you get in and get to it before it rots too much. If it is a wisdom tooth or it is infected you want it pulled out before you run into serious medical complications like a blood infection or heart trouble. Rotten teeth are nothing to kid around with.

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If it was rotten - you'd feel it, trust me.

You need to get the broken piece removed and built up with a filling to preserve your natural tooth. Otherwise it will go rotten AND cost you a ton of money.

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