Oral Health

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Posted by: Bee | 2011/11/24

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Rotting Molars

Hi,

My problem started when I had sever pain near my very last upper molar on my right hand side. I did have fillings and I still experienced a bit of pain and sensitivity afterwards but it has since almost gone away, except if I drink cold fluids. The same thing has happend now on the upper left hand side. The left tooth just keeps on breaking bit by bit. I did see a dentist and she said that the tooth on the left hand side is beyond repair and she suggests that I remove the tooth. She did an x-ray and it shows my wisdom tooth behind it but still in the gum, but it is coming out almost straight, so she said that it might even be beneficial for me to remove it because it might give my wisdom tooth space to come through without any complications. Unfortunately I am a student and I am not on medical aid, so I have not been able to have anything done yet, and now the last molar on my bottom left side has also decided to break. Please could you give me a few reasons why my back teeth keep breaking/rotting? And could you also please tell me what you think my options might be? I have heard that if you remove your back teeth they can cause gaps in the front teeth? Is this true or is it just a myth?

Expert's Reply

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Oral health expert

removing your back teeth will not necessarily cause gaps in your front teeth.
Ther could be many reason why your teeth break, the main one being decay.
If the tooth is beyond repai, have it removed

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Posted by: dental expert | 2011/11/24

removing your back teeth will not necessarily cause gaps in your front teeth.
Ther could be many reason why your teeth break, the main one being decay.
If the tooth is beyond repai, have it removed

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