Interesting Case: Severe Tooth Pain from Biting on a Nail

Interesting Case: Severe Tooth Pain from Biting on a Nail   Recently one of my patients, a 40 year old female, was eating at a restaurant and bit down on a nail that was in her food!   The result was severe tooth pain. The tooth in question was an upper second molar. Complicating the matter was a wisdom tooth behind this tooth that had  “supra-erupted significantly (this means that...

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INTERESTING DENTAL CASE WITH MILD TRAUMA

Interesting Dental Case with Mild Trauma   A patient of long standing came in last week with some concerns.  The work delivered to this patient over the years includes a 6-unit dental bridge in the upper anterior, a dental implant with crown on the upper left, and several fillings throughout the mouth. When he appeared he was concerned that there was a problem with the dental implant on...

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INTERESTING CASE: CROWN AND POST FALL OUT

Interesting Case: Crown and Post Fall Out While a 70 year old male was visiting from another country, his upper lateral incisor crown fell out along with a post. (The post was placed in the space where a root canal was performed.) There are some complications when evaluating a crown that has fallen out with regards to the crown actually staying in. One point to evaluate is if there is enough...

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Porcelain chipping on crowns

Porcelain chipping on crowns One of the frustrating parts of dentistry is when a patient reports that their crown has chipped. For most cases it’s the porcelain that is chipping on a porcelain fused to zirconium or metal crown, or it could be an all porcelain crown. In any case, it’s frustrating to spend the money on a crown only to need a new one a 7 or 8 years down the road. Crown repair...

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