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Old 09-14-2016, 04:58 PM
 
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so a little background:

Growing up, one of my front teeth was a peg. A couple of years ago, the tooth was bonded to make it look like a regular sized tooth.

Two years ago, that tooth became a little loose due to my gums being infected. The tooth needed a root canal. I had a bad experience with the root canal-The dentist made a mistake. It ended up working out okay, but I do have a fear of the dentist now. I hadn't been back to the dentist since that root canal.

Now to the present: Recently, my gums were very inflamed and I knew i definitely had a little bit of gum disease. Finally decided to go back to a new dentist. They did a thorough cleaning and told me i had a few cavities, but that my gums would return to normal. However, the tooth that had a root canal still hurts a little. It's hard to explain. It feels as though it's the gum surrounding it that hurts, not the actual tooth.

They did a couple of xrays on my teeth, so I believe they would have noticed if anything was seriously wrong. I don't know if it's because my root canal tooth is in the area where my cavities are, so that whole area of the gums is just not feeling right. Or, that there could be something else going on with that tooth?
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Old 09-17-2016, 06:59 PM
 
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Hi update & quick question:

Went to the dentist- they cleaned the gum around the tooth.

However, my root canal tooth is still loose. I feel like it's always been a little loose because my peg was so small and the bonding i have is not attached to my gums. Only the root/small part of my peg tooth is attached to the gums.

The dentist like another dentist told me i definitely need a porcelain veneer.

I'm nervous though, that since my tooth is still loose, that the veeneer won't make a difference. Is there a way for dentists to add more support along with the veneer?
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Old 09-17-2016, 07:34 PM
 
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When the veneer is secured the other teeth will adjust.

Just a tip when gums or teeth sores.. Use a clove seasoning mouth rinse. It's an antiseptic and soothes inflammation.
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