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I cracked a tooth

Soop Sep 21, 2010 08:03 AM

While I was eating Sunday lunch. Now it doesn't hurt, but it's quite sharp against my tongue, and it's starting to scratch on it.

I can't stand having bits of food trapped in my teeth, and eating some crisps yesterday, They got stuck, and I was using my tongue to clear out bits (sorry if that's gross), and it kind of cut my tongue up. That means things like steak are out for the next week until I get to the dentist.

Can you suggest some food that doesn't get stuck in your teeth? Wierd request, I know.
Or if there's some temporary way to protect my tongue? I could file it down, but it's not a good idea.

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    pine time Apr 2, 2013 12:55 PM

    Get to your dentist ASAP. I cracked a tooth eating--of all things--eggplant parmesan. Dentist said a crack, untreated, can lead to more serious complications, meaning more extensive and expensive treatments.

    1. John E. Apr 1, 2013 08:20 PM

      This is about 2-1/2 years after the fact, but I recommend you see a dentist and get your tooth fixed.

      If you ignore your teeth, they will go away.

      1. babette feasts Sep 23, 2010 10:41 PM

        Bananas. Can you chew on the other side?

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        1. re: babette feasts
          Soop Sep 24, 2010 01:34 AM

          I can chew on both sides. TBH, I haven't been able to get to the chemist, but it feels better now.

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          beevod Sep 22, 2010 07:45 AM

          Bread soaked in water and a vitamin pill

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            smartie Sep 21, 2010 02:37 PM

            the pharmacies or chemists sell a temporary filling kit which might work depending on whether it's a molar or not. Sort of like putty which hardens. That might do the trick.

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            1. re: smartie
              Soop Sep 22, 2010 01:58 AM

              ace, thanks for this, I'll look into it. I heard you could get dental wax which is to do with braces, too

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                blynk Sep 22, 2010 07:35 AM

                dental wax is what I was going to suggest and it works great as temporary protection for your tongue. You just mold it around the affected tooth, though it doesn't adhere, so you can't eat with it in place.

            2. L2k Sep 21, 2010 10:05 AM

              My last two cracked teeth were when I was eating a rice cake and Baked Lays potato chips.

              Lesson Learned: that healthy stuff will hurt you

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