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I was flossing and my crown popped off. There is nothing left of the crown and there is a small amount of tooth under the gum line. I have no pain. Would a dentist be able to remove the root or can I just let the gum grow over what is left. Thank you.

Dear sheri
A simple photograph taken with a web cam or a mobile phone is usually sufficient.
If you needed a nontechnical reassurance, you should have asked a nontechnical question.
Patients post on this site looking for expert opinion and knowing about various alternatives to suggested treatments by their doctors.
Best wishes
Dr mayank

hi sheri
please post some xrays/photographs for me to opine on
best wishes
dr mayank


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14 years of clinical experience. i am a professor in a postgraduate dental school, in the department of endodontics. my primary field of specialization is in endodontics and conservative dentistry. i am a consultant endodontist in private dental clinics and run my own clinic restricted to conservative dentistry & endodontics since 2006.

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