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“Can’t you just do a new filling instead of a crown?”

October 29, 2019

“Can’t you just do a new filling, doc?” Dentistry seems so expensive!  Especially when your dentist tells you that your tooth needs a crown.  Is this really necessary?  As part of a dental examination, a good dentist will look at every tooth in your mouth and study the edges of all of your previous restorations or fillings.  You may not think anything is really wrong […]

My Tooth Is Fractured, Now What Do I Do?

May 28, 2015

Filed under: Fractured Tooth or Teeth — Tags: — Dr Julie Gillis @ 3:28 pm

My Tooth Is Fractured, Now What Do I Do? That depends!     You might know that your tooth is fractured because of one or more of the following: It feels rough or sharp It looks rough or chipped It hurts to chew It is sensitive to pressure, hot, cold, or sweets, or Your dentist told you it was broken or chipped!   Depending on […]

How Do I Know If My Tooth Is Fractured?

January 13, 2015

How Do I Know If My Tooth Is Fractured? Usually you will be able to feel if your tooth is fractured – but not always!   The tooth above may feel totally normal to the tongue, but notice the fractures on all four sides of this tooth!  The patient was experiencing slight pain with chewing. Unless the tooth fracture extends down the root of the […]