I bit into a Dorito the other day. It felt like I was chewing glass so I spit it out, cleaned and examined my mouth. There was no pain and I couldn't find any foreign substance in my mouth and chip. The next evening I bit down again and it felt like a piece of my tooth chipped. Once again no pain and I found a little chip of what looked to be like tooth chip, but was in fact a small chip of the side of a crown in the last tooth in the back of my mouth. Most of the crown is in tact except side of the crown area that was chipped and a little on top. There still is an under layer of porcelain left and metal in that area. As I said no pain. Next day I called the dentist and he is out until April 1. I didnt think it was a big deal to wait because most of the crown is there. I went to eat and the tooth started to hurt. It has been almost four days and it is hurting, the gums in that area area swollen. The whole area is not sensitive to hot and cold, but now is sensitive to pressure. Next to the crown is an area that had a bone graft about 8 months ago. I was getting ready for an implant; and up until a couple days ago that area was completely healed. Now it hurts, swollen and feels spongy like.
Will it cause damage to the graft and or the root canal if I wait until the dentist comes back to fix it? If not, is there something I can do from home to calm it down until he gets back?
I thought a crown lasts a long time. I cant imagine a Dorito chipping a crown. Do dentists usually offer to replace crown if it chips?
BTW, 2-3 weeks ago I had a cleaning and examination. No cavities were found and the gums were healthy, Odd side note now the bottom back 2 teeth gums are now bleeding when I floss and that area seems inflamed as well.
Thank you in advance for your assistance.