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Old 08-19-2002, 03:00 AM   #1
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Unhappy Need Advice on Cracked Tooth!

I have just gotten over a nasty bout of allergic asthma, during which time I had all sorts of tests. My EKG indicated I "might" have mitral valve prolapse but who knows, I was on inhaled steroids at the time ... I am off the inhaled steroids now, feeling very good but I still want to get myself a bit stronger and back into my usual shape before I get another EKG to double check/ follow up. I was planning to go in about a month. Now, however, I just noticed that a crack in my front tooth has gotten worse and I don't know what to do about it! I can't risk going to the dentist for a little while until I have had the EKG because, of course, if I do have mvp, I will need antibiotics to visit a dentist. Other than brushing regularly, flossing, using listermint, taking calcium, is there anything I can do for my tooth ...? Thanks for your help/advice, which I really do need!

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Old 08-19-2002, 07:18 AM   #2
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simmie HB User

Avoid temperature extremes in food or drink; you probably already do that to some extent. Also, if it gets really bad, you might want to consider asking your MD for a prescription to take just in case you do have MVP.


Old 08-26-2002, 07:19 PM   #3
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First thing is crack lines in front teeth are very common and usually never cause any problems. If you have sensitivity to biting on that tooth such as a sharp pain upon releasing your bite or strong sensitivity to cold or hot things, see your dentist for a consultation. Just because you see it, doesnt mean it is a problem. Also, calcium won't help since once teeth are formed, calcium can not be added or removed. It is a huge misconception that calcium will make teeth stronger.

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