I tried to pull my tooth but only part of it came out. There is a sharp ridge on the left that feels like it could cut my tongue if I am not careful. It hurts too bad to keep going. When should I be able to try to get the jagged piece off? Thanks. Klark
Klark – You should not continue to try to extract the tooth on your own. If you are experiencing a lot of pain, it’s likely that the tooth, or an adjacent tooth, is traumatized. Or, an infection may be developing.
Schedule an appointment with your dentist or call an emergency dentist to examine the tooth and determine the best way to treat it. Don’t be embarrassed about your attempt to extract the tooth. Get help right away.
This post is sponsored by Colorado Springs dentist Dr. Joseph Rota.