FRACTURE IN A TOOTH: A CASE STUDY

Fracture in a tooth: a case study   A patient in her 40s showed up in my office last summer. One of her complaints is that she could not chew on her lower right molar (#30), and the discomfort was persistent. I recommended that she see a root canal specialist, which she finally did almost a year later. The fracture was visible on a photo of the biting surface, and this extended to the...

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DENTAL CHEWING PAIN AFTER A FILLING

  DENTAL CHEWING PAIN AFTER A FILLING On occasion, although the patient had no pain before getting fillings done, it will hurt to chew after the filling.  Why is that? Sensitivity in Chewing The first place to look is at the bite.  If that tooth is hitting first, that tooth will always hurt until the bite is adjusted.  By far this is the most common situation for sensitivity on...

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