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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DENTAL ACCIDENT ON THE GOLF COURSE- AN INTERESTING CASE

DENTAL ACCIDENT ON THE GOLF COURSE- AN INTERESTING CASE A few years ago I received a call from one of my patients who is a golfer.  He reported that he had been playing golf about an hour away from Atlanta. While driving his cart, a golf ball came sailing through the air and hit him in the face. His upper left canine was pushed back in the socket, and the upper left first premolar was smashed....

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