Posted by: van | 2009/02/27


cracked molars

I have 2 cracked molars in the bottom back of my mouth. They are cracked all the way down and it is difficult to chew. I am certain I' ll have to have them removed. The one tooth is always getting tiny abscesses around it' s base.
My problem is that I' m on a multitude of medication for crohn' s disease, and one of the side-effects of some of the medicines is a leaching of calcium. Is it possible that my teeth are weak? And secondly, I' m really scared of dentists, but I know I have to go. Is it possible to go and have them pulled out, then at a later point (when I have money) to get implants put in, or does it all have to be done at the same time?

Expert's Reply


Oral health expert

the teeth could be weak for a variet of reasons- medication is one of them but this is not often the case.
the implants can be placed later after the extractions

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