Sometimes I don't know what cracks teeth

Discussion in 'Dental Archive' started by Mark & Steven Bornfeld, Jul 19, 2005.

  1. This afternoon, saw a 50ish white female, who had lost a filling.
    There was a moderate-sized amalgam prep.
    After anesthesia, started excavating small amount of caries on the
    pulpal floor, and was surprised to see a little blood--I wasn't that
    deep. Looking again, I saw that blood was appearing through a fracture
    extending mesiodistally. Inserting my explorer, I saw that the fracture
    neatly bisected the tooth through this fracture. The patient claimed
    she had not had any recent pain in this tooth.
    I nominate an unremoved pit from a loaf of olive bread.

    Mark & Steven Bornfeld, Jul 19, 2005
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    Phil Calvert Guest

    I nominate a bone chip from a fast food burger.

    And thank the government for changing the rules so that the meat
    processing plants can legally cut much closer to the bone. I wonder
    how much dental work that has led to...

    Mark & Steven Bornfeld wrote:
    Phil Calvert, Jul 20, 2005
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    Dr Steve Guest

    Try pushing a fast food burger through a fine mesh screen some time. You
    would be amazed at what is in those "meat" patties. Only about half would
    qualify as actual meat in my book. I am sure the rest comes from the same
    animal as beef, but,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

    Stephen [What's a Temporary?], D.D.S.
    Michigan, USA

    This posting is intended for informational or conversational purposes only.
    Always seek the opinion of a licensed dental professional before acting on
    the advice or opinion expressed here. Only a dentist who has examined you
    in person can diagnose your problems and make decisions which will affect
    your health.
    Dr Steve, Jul 20, 2005
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    Andrea Giraldo

    Sep 12, 2016
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    Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Cracked teeth can be minor problems or serious issues. Tiny cracks in the tooth’s enamel don’t cause any discomfort and don’t generally need to be treated. Cracks can begin at the chewing surface or the root surface of teeth; they can extend only a slight distance or can split the tooth into two or more parts. What kind of treatment is needed depends on how severely the tooth is damaged.
    Andrea Giraldo, Nov 2, 2018
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