Oral Health

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Posted by: Daleen | 2011/03/04

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Diabetic and mouth ilcers

Hi,

I am actually writing on behalf of my mother, she is 55 and has full blown diabetes. In Novemeber last year, she had a mounth ulcer and after antibiotics, the ulcer popped, however, the whole side of hr face swelled up, and she has been in excrutiating pain. She went for an ultra-sound on the " spit"  gland, as they thought it might be that, and even though she has been on many courses of antibiotics, the doctors have now told her to have the teeth pulled, because that is what is causing the infection and ultimately the swelling.

My questions are this: she cannot open her mouth wide (even brushing her teeth is painfull), how is the dentist going to pull these two teeth, and secondly, will they pull it if there is still an infection present?

Expert's Reply

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Oral health expert

this all depends on what the dentist finds after the examination. It is possible to extract teeth if the mouth cannot be opened wide.

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Posted by: dental expert | 2011/03/04

this all depends on what the dentist finds after the examination. It is possible to extract teeth if the mouth cannot be opened wide.

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