Hello, One of my

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Hello,

One of my teeth top right 3rd from the back has 2 fractures less than 1cm apart which is causing it to wobble. i went to one of those walk-in dentists and the dentist said that the whole tooth has to be extracted. I asked why it was not possible to pull back this part of the tooth that wobbles, put some bonding material onto it and then push it back so that it sticks to the main body of the tooth and then seal the fractures up and also to put a crown on if necessary. She said it was not possible because the fracture go below the gumline. Is this the be on and end all in that once a fracture goes below the gumline the tooth has to be extracted.

Thank you

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Asked on 25/08/2012 12:00 am
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Repairs of the type you suggest are rarely successful but you might find a dentist willing to attempt it but be prepared to pay privately and accept that this may lead to further futile expense of a crown
I am sure your dentist has your best interest at heart as few would want to extract a tooth if there was a way to save it

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Answered on 30/08/2012 12:00 am