Broken tooth. What are my options?
September 9, 2012 9:47 PM Subscribe
I broke a tooth I had a root canal done on. Haven't been to the dentist in years. What can they do?
posted by morning_television to health & fitness (9 answers total)
I have very good dental hygiene, but yes - I know I need to go to the dentist. Especially now..
I had a root canal done on my left premolar tooth back in 2006. The tooth recently broke. It pretty much split right down the middle. There's not much of the tooth left. And I'm assuming since I had a root canal done there, I'm not feeling any pain.
I haven't been to the dentist because I had a bad experience before. I won't get into too much detail but it involves the dentist not speaking very good english (my parents speak spanish and it was the only one they could afford) and there wasn't much communication at all. Also, I have a fear of being lectured by the dentist. My teeth are in good shape but still, I feel like I'd still feel embarrassed. I really want to get this fixed though because even though the tooth isn't entirely visible, it's affecting my self-esteem.
What would be the options? I looked up dental implants but it looks like something that would take multiple visits and would cost a lot of money. And could possibly be painful.
I don't know if I just want him to take the rest of the tooth out and just leave it at that. Having a missing tooth would make me feel incredibly self-concious.