My tooth broke when I was trying to pull it

My tooth broke when I was trying to pull it

Posted by Hillsdale Dental Care on Mar 26 2016, 10:41 PM

I had a rotten tooth so loose that I could almost fit the tip of my toothbrush under it. The tooth is a bottom right molar. I also have another tooth next to it that is also loose. I tried to pull the tooth out that is the furthest back. I put a string around it and snatched it but it broke. Now I can’t get the rest of it out. It was bleeding pretty bad but I think I got that under control. It is only bleeding a little bit but it hurts so bad. I put some Jack Daniels on both teeth to try to numb the pain but it is barely working. So now I am trying to deal with the pain with Advil and get the rest of the broken tooth out. What can I use to pull it? Appreciate it. Angel.

Angel – We will not make any recommendations on how to extract the rest of your tooth. What we do recommend is that you see a dentist right away.

If you continue to try to extract the tooth yourself you can cause further damage that can affect adjacent teeth. A dentist can numb the area and safely remove the remaining portion of your tooth. The one next to it needs to be examined to determine if it can be saved with a root canal treatment.

From your description, it sounds as if your teeth are infected. Infection needs to be treated to prevent it from spreading into your jawbone and to other teeth. Prompt treatment can save you a lot of time and money for more aggressive treatment that is needed if you delay.

Keep in mind that an urgent care facility or an emergency room isn’t equipped to x-ray teeth and handle dental emergencies. Get help from a dentist right away.

This post is sponsored by Hillsdale Dental Care of San Jose.


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