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Bad teeth caused by poor oral hygiene

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Posted by: thefarner04  (10 years ago)
Hi everyone:-)

I neglected my teeth for the past several years. I never flossed and I thought brushing in the morning and before bed were already enough. I never visited the dentist. I now ended up with a lot of issues with my bottom front teeth. The back of these teeth are breaking off at the gum line and they are getting loose. One of them was half gone and the top of it was rough and sharp. It was full of brown stuff which looked like cavities. The gums have moved up to meet with the broken part. My gums are dark pink in color and they bleed easily lately. I now have this huge fear that my bone is gone and that my gums are already in bad condition.

I know I will need to see a dentist for this but I can only start using my insurance two months from now. The teeth don't bother me. The tooth that was half broken hurts only when I eat or drink anything cold and sweet. Is it fine to wait this long? What can you suggest that I must do to protect these teeth until I am able to see the dentist? Thank you in advance for any advice!
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Posted by: ghnane  (10 years ago)
Hi There. It seems like your are experience gingivitis and early periodontitis. Your bleeding gums and mobile teeth are hallmark signs of these two conditions. If you have to wait another 2 months I suggest you start flossing and using mouth-rinse to combat your gum disease. Make sure to use the modified bass techniques while brushing. You may search online for videos of this techniques. As soon as you are able to see your dentist he/she will perform prophylaxis and cleaning and if needed refer you to a periodontist.
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