My tooth broke recently, please share some advice with eating and what I should about it..
May 16, 2011 3:42 AM Subscribe
My tooth broke recently, please share some advice with eating and what I should do about it....
posted by sockpim to Food & Drink (19 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
So... my tooth (one further back than my left K-nine) already had a deep filling in in the centre of it, broke a few days ago. It wasn't the filling that broke though, the filling is still there and it was half of my tooth that broke off.
Coincidently, I had a dentist appointment this morning and asked him about it then. He said he couldn't do anything about it today but said I would either need it pulled out or have a a crown put on it.
My first question is what should I do about my tooth... should I have it completely removed with a gap left over (which wouldn't show when I speak or smile) or get a crown? (Taking the tooth out would cost me nothing and a crown would cost me £150 - I'm not not wealthy, but I could afford it if necessary.)
My second question is how can I eat with it? It hurts when I drink anything other than water and it's really sensitive even when my tongue touches it. Getting it either removed or having a crown put in it requires a 6 week wait (for an appointment); is there a better method of eating than tipping my head sideways when I put a spoon or fork into my mouth?