I was sitting on the computer, then I felt a dust sensation in my mouth, then a small piece. So I instantly freaked out and spat a piece of tooth. When I felt one of my front tooth with my tongue, it felt very rough and I knew there was a piece missing. A piece of my front tooth's back was missing a long with a bit of the top part.
I want to know what could cause this, and if Im going to loose more parts of that tooth.
I do not suffer cavities and my teeth are almost perfectly a lined. People tell me I have perfect teeth, but after this I don't think so :( . I'm 20 years old and I take good care of my teeth and I also drink a lot of milk, twice a day.
I also noticed that the tooth next to it looks like its pushing that tooth to the front a bit, could that be a cause too?
There is a good possibility that what chipped off is a piece of gumline plaque. It can feel and look exactly like a broken tooth. It's unlikely a tooth would chip at the gumline like that as they are smooth all the way down the root.
You do need to get to a dentist and have it checked out either way. If it's a chipped tooth, taking care of it now will save alot of problems with that tooth for later, and more importantly, if it's a piece of plaque you need to have a thorough cleaning and scaling to remove it near the gumline so you can avoid gingivitis problems in the future.
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