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severe mouth and tooth damage and decay

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Posted by: tw1293  (8 years ago)
i have severe tooth damage and decay from a mixture of injury overseas and lack of dental care and hygenie admitly so i have not taken care of my teeth the last dentist vist i had was in 1999 and i had recivced and injury overseas and did nothing about it and over the last 3 years due to a lack of access to the funds and care im in a pretty bad place now i need to know where to start and move on from here all of my teeth on the top of my mouth are broken at the gum line and the 4 bottom molars there is almost nothing left of them but most of my bottom are still there not in great shape but still there please give guidance
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I think you need a proper dental check up.
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Posted 8 years ago
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i have severe tooth damage and decay from a mixture of injury overseas and lack of dental care and hygenie admitly so i have not taken care of my teeth the last dentist vist i had was in 1999 and i had recivced and injury overseas and did nothing about it and over the last 3 years due to a lack of access to the funds and care im in a pretty bad place now i need to know where to start and move on from here all of my teeth on the top of my mouth are broken at the gum line and the 4 bottom molars there is almost nothing left of them but most of my bottom are still there not in great shape but still there please give guidance

It is rare that I cannot save any teeth on a patient like you. Even saving the canines for a magnetic denture attachment is of value. Saving the bone by socket grafts on teeth you cannot save is valuable.

Remember what you see above the gumline is only about 1/3 of the tooth.

Diagnosis is everything in a case like yours. You need to have a top-notch exam by a dentist and then decide which course you want to take- overdentures supported by canine roots, implant supported dentures, or implant-supported bridges. But if you decide to save any teeth, you need to determine what caused all the destruction to start with- poor eating habits, soda consumption, or gastric reflux.
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