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    mercyseat12 Posts: 1, Reputation: 1
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    Nov 5, 2011, 03:48 PM
    Part of my tooth came off whilst eating?
    I was eating a soft pork pie and I bit something really hard looks like part of a tooth by tooth felt was already a bit chipped so I can't tell if it's that but anyway I don't or had any pain in my tooth should I see my dentist?
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    ma0641 Posts: 15,681, Reputation: 1012
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    Nov 5, 2011, 04:10 PM
    I would. I chipped out a moderate sized piece and they used a bonded acrylic overlay that has lasted 6 years.
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    Nov 28, 2011, 12:07 PM
    Yes. If you chipped your tooth it could be in a spot which will allow food to get in and then cause a cavity. Your dentist will check and if needed will fill it so nothing can get in the chipped area.
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    Nov 29, 2011, 12:08 AM
    Yes, do see your dentist. At the very least, it should be sealed to prevent decay of exposed areas or possibly the root; it may need an overlay or even a crown. That exact event happened to me; it was in a tooth that had an old filling, and I bit into soft pizza - it had just weakened over the years and that did it.
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    Nov 29, 2011, 06:29 AM
    Well, it was either tooth or a piece of bone from the pork. It would definitely be a good idea to have the dentist take a look. As MMM said it's best to make sure your tooth isn't at risk for decay from the chip.

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