| | part of my back tooth broke off. Please help
Hi everyone. Well my insurance plan begins next week, and just in time. Today I was eating some spare ribs and a bit into a small chunk of the rib-bone and a portion of my tooth broke off!! Its not the wisdom tooth but the one right in front of it, I'm not sure what the name is.
Well, even with my mouth closed I can feel the sharp edges of the tooth with my tongue. I think I had a filling in that tooth, but if the filling was formed by a single hole on top of the tooth, then now its ruin I guess, because a healthy portion is broken off.
The funny thing is my tooth doesnt hurt at all. Even if I drink cold water or eat food on that side, it doesnt hurt. Although every now and then it stings a slight bit if I keep poking my tongue in that area.
Any advice? Obviously the dentist is the best solution, but is this bad? What is the solution to my situation? I'm not familiar with all the dentist terminology. I'm worried because of the fact that the break is on the inside portion of the tooth, not only the top. I'd say a corner, maybe 1/5 of the tooth has broken off.
Also, is my situation pricey?