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Old 06-08-2013, 06:06 PM
 
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Today I was trying to open a nail polish bottle with my teeth (stupid, I know) I BARELY bit down on the cap and my molar chipped. It doesn't hurt and it wasn't chipped in half or anything, I'm thinking it's just the enamel that chipped (Crossing fingers) It chipped a layer from the bottom of my tooth and run up the side towards the gum. It's very jagged and rough. I do not have dental insurance and won't anytime in the near future. So my questions are:
1. Do I need to get this fixed since it doesn't hurt?
2. How much will it cost to get fixed?
3. Do you have any recommendations on a dental school or dental clinic where I might find this to be less expensive?
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Old 06-08-2013, 06:18 PM
 
Location: Planet Eaarth
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Today I was trying to open a nail polish bottle with my teeth (stupid, I know) I BARELY bit down on the cap and my molar chipped. It doesn't hurt and it wasn't chipped in half or anything, I'm thinking it's just the enamel that chipped (Crossing fingers) It chipped a layer from the bottom of my tooth and run up the side towards the gum. It's very jagged and rough. I do not have dental insurance and won't anytime in the near future. So my questions are:
1. Do I need to get this fixed since it doesn't hurt? Yes! Get that tooth fixed ASAP before decay can set in.
2. How much will it cost to get fixed? Could vary. Look for dentist that will accept payments. It is more important than most can believe to keep their teeth and gums in good health. Many diseases can get into your blood by way of your teeth and gums!!!
3. Do you have any recommendations on a dental school or dental clinic where I might find this to be less expensive?No sorry but ask around to find help. One thing you don't want to do is......nothing.
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Old 06-08-2013, 08:58 PM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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I have a lot of experience with such things, as a patient. If not too deep they might be able to just grind it smooth, but if the enamel is gone, it will decay very quickly so you need to get it checked right away. Depending on the location of the chip it could be repairable but more likely will require a crown, at about $700 at my dentist. You can save money by going to the dental school at a local university, where students do the work under the supervision of the instructing dentist.
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