Crown for a Chipped Tooth?

I fell and chipped a front tooth the other day. I called my dentist’s emergency number and he said when this whole COVID thing was all over we can put a dental crown on it. I wasn’t sure I wanted such a big procedure. Is that standard? Kevin Dear Kevin, I’m going to give you …

Will My Wisdom Tooth Fall Out?

I have a lower wisdom tooth which cracked. Now part of it fell out but the rest is still there and sensitive. I’m out of work right now because of the quarantine and don’t have any discretionary money. There is a part of me hoping the rest of this tooth will just fall out. If …

Gum Inflammation after Crown

I had a dental crown done on a tooth near the front. There has been serious gum inflammation since then and it hasn’t gotten better even after seeing my dentist and a periodontist. The periodontist said it looks like the dentist made the crown too deep and close to the bone. He’s recommending periodontal surgery …

Why Do I Need a Root Canal Treatment?

I have an infected tooth. My dentist wants to do a root canal treatment and then a dental crown. I don’t understand why we can’t just extract the tooth. I mean they’re grinding down the tooth so what is the point of keeping it? Jenny Dear Jenny, I’m glad you asked this question. There is …