Split tooth! – Dr. Adyan
Any of you fancy eating hard food?
Maybe chewing some ice when you’re bored?
Or even use your teeth to pop open bottle caps?
Well you might want to consider stopping those habits once you see what happened to this patient of mine.
She came to the clinic saying that she feels one of the fillings on her tooth fractured after she accidentally bit on something hard while chewing her food; she couldn’t remember what she chewed on.
There was some pain and sensitivity on the tooth for some time but she was too afraid to see the dentist. Finally, she couldn’t hold it off any longer and finally came to do something about it.
When I first checked I was expecting to see a tooth with a fractured filling.
It was an unpleasant surprise as that was not what I found!
She had a split tooth! Upon biting on something hard, the tooth was split into two parts!
I took this video to show her what was going on:
Could you see the split tooth?
Split tooth can sometimes be saved depending on how bad the tooth is split and the location of the split.
However, as bad as I wanted to save this tooth, the split extended the whole length of the tooth until the roots where even root canal treatments would result in poor prognosis of the tooth.
I discussed the condition of the tooth with her and we finally agreed on taking out the tooth.
She was very nervous about it, but we had some casual talk and I explained the extraction procedure clearly to her.
When she was finally ready, we extracted the tooth out.
She was so relaxed and was surprised that the whole procedure wasn’t as painful or scary as she thought it would be.
This was how the split tooth looked like:
See how the crack totally split the tooth into two?
Not a pleasant sight, right?
So here I am advising you to enjoy your food as much as possible, just make sure you’re eating healthy and don’t chew on hard food! 😉
If you feel something’s not right with your tooth, come to see us as soon as possible. The earlier you seek for treatment, the more treatment options you would have.
Feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions 🙂
See you soon!
Lots of love,