why is the base of my tooth chipped near the gum?
Doctor Answers 3
Strong or imbalanced bites create flex to teeth
A filling in this area is a short term solution, but it won't last. Get the bite evaluated, then decide on a long term strategy.
On the outside chance it could be something less common and serious--this is external resorption--this is less understood and is more erosive and destructive and can eventually lead to tooth loss--the lesions are much more ragged in appearance and advance faster but do not usually involve more than one tooth. See any dental professional and they can easily diagnose the area for you.
Is also possible you have a small defect or cavity in the tooth.
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