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Old 10-06-2020, 07:45 AM
 
Location: Southern California
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I understand that you are trying to avoid seeing the dentist, and I completely understand this considering the times that we are living, however, I would recommend a dentist visit here. I cannot help without seeing exactly what it is and I cannot offer proper advice because of this. A water/baking soda paste is also something I cannot recommend as again, I cannot diagnose over the internet.

Please do not rinse mouth with benzoyl peroxide to rinse out the mouth. Benzoyl peroxide is not to be used intra-orally. If you mean hydrogen peroxide, I would still not recommend using at home mixtures as a proper mixture is very important. Using hydrogen peroxide is fine but only if you buy one over the counter. I would recommend Peroxyl by Colgate which already contains the proper mixture of hydrogen peroxide.

Thanks a lot for answering!

And whoops, yes, meant to say HYDROGEN PEROXIDE. I'll tell my Mom what you said.
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Old 10-10-2020, 12:46 PM
 
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Thank you for your feedback, doctor. I used to use a Medium bristled toothbrush but switched to Soft (don't believe I ever used Hard). However, I probably brush too hard. I never adapted to an electric toothbrush although I tried it for awhile. I don't wear partials. The 2 problem teeth are my two upper canines. I used to drink wine almost daily so maybe that caused it (I stopped many years ago but maybe the damage was already done). I had a bone density test a few years ago and it showed osteopenia. Does that mean the bone loss in my teeth is related to the bone loss in my body?
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Old 10-10-2020, 09:42 PM
 
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Thank you for your feedback, doctor. I used to use a Medium bristled toothbrush but switched to Soft (don't believe I ever used Hard). However, I probably brush too hard. I never adapted to an electric toothbrush although I tried it for awhile. I don't wear partials. The 2 problem teeth are my two upper canines. I used to drink wine almost daily so maybe that caused it (I stopped many years ago but maybe the damage was already done). I had a bone density test a few years ago and it showed osteopenia. Does that mean the bone loss in my teeth is related to the bone loss in my body?

I am not aware of any connection between the two but I believe they are not directly connected. I say this because your teeth do not change as frequently as the rest of the bones in your body. The teeth have similar properties as bones but the make up is quite different. Teeth do not regenerate like bones do, teeth are formed early on in life, and teeth are the strongest material in your entire body, much stronger than bones. The reasons I say this is because, osteopenia typically occurs later on in life, much after your teeth have already finished developing and erupting. While osteopenia can affect your jaw bones and other aspects of your oral health, I don't believe it can directly affect the mineralization or mineral loss of your teeth. At least this is my understanding of it.
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Old 10-12-2020, 03:21 PM
 
Location: USA
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Okay, so to start things off, I'm 36 and I only have two out of four wisdom teeth. One on the top right and one on the bottom left. The other two never came in and haven't caused any problems.

Two months ago, I noticed my wisdom tooth on the bottom left side was loose. I didn't really think much about it. I figured if it came out it wouldn't be a big deal because no one would ever notice. Long story short, the entire crown broke off just below the gumline. The crown came off in three pieces over the course of a week.

It looks like there was a cavity in my wisdom tooth, but it never caused any pain. None of this hurt whatsoever. Not even when I was eating and a piece of the crown broke off. So now I'm left with what I assume is just the roots. There is a tiny sliver of tooth left that I can see, or maybe that's the roots since it broke off just below the gumline. Some gum tissue has grown to cover the hole that was left behind. I keep the area clean and still there isn't any pain or problems.

I'm wondering if I should do anything about this or just leave it alone. Nothing hurts, and I'm guessing that after a while the hole will completely close and it'll be like nothing happened. But I'm not sure if there could be problems from this in the future.

Just asking for your opinion on the situation because I'm not sure what to do.

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Old 10-17-2020, 12:36 PM
 
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Default Dental infection leading systemic symptoms

Thank you for adding me.

I'm not sure if this is the right forum or not. If not I apologize and any direction would be greatly appreciated. I apologize in advance for how long winded this is.

In the end of July I had 1 extraction. (Tooth 29). For an extraction it was extremely painful for a couple of days, then a growth grew out of the extraction site.

On day 4 after the extraction I was sitting in my backyard and I turned to my spouse and said, "I think I'm going to be sick" and i started walking back to the house. A couple steps in I realized I wasn't going to make it. My legs and arms felt so heavy, I had trouble catching my breath, it sounded like sound was underwater, everything started to tunnel, I was Sweeting profusely. I lowered myself to the ground because I knew if not I would fall. I have no idea how long I sat until my senses came back. 5-10 minutes? I made an appointment with my doctor who figured it was caused by pain and not eating properly, but decided to run tests to confirm. Discovered it was an angina attack. Never had heart issues previously, my blood pressure is in the normal range, normal high for cholesterol, 40 years old. Not really a candidate for heart disease. Waiting for cardiologist appointment now.

In September a dentist discovered the growth was caused by gauze that was left in my gums during the extraction 5 weeks earlier. He removed the gauze scraped the bone and sent me to a specialist. Exposed bone in my mouth. Surgery November 12 to remove the infection.

14 days after the gauze removal I was woken up with extreme pain in my RLQ abdomen. Went to the hospital they were convinced it was appendicitis. Low grade fever, white blood count of 14,000. Went for a CT scan turns out it was masteric lymphadenitis. No virus before to cause this.

This entire time, I'm extremely tired, general feeling of unwell, intermittent fever.

My question to you, is there a bacteria that could cause all this from my mouth? Is there something I should be checking for or a test I should be asking for. I've tried mentioning to my doctor that I think it's all related because I was perfectly healthy prior to the gauze being left. She said I would be much sicker if it was sepsis. (I would think she is right.) But is there any other type of infection or bacterium that could cause this?

If you stayed with me up to the end Thank you. And thanks for any advice or direction.
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Old 10-18-2020, 11:42 PM
 
Location: Sandy Eggo's North County
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Last time I asked "any" question, I got 5 days in banned camp. (Go figure...)

So, I guess I don't have ANY questions for you. (Too bad too, as I have some doozies!)
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Old 10-20-2020, 01:06 AM
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When my endodontist and periodontist discovered a crack in my tooth...they couldn’t give me an answer if tooth was infected or nerve infected nerve ... my periodontist thought it was ok to just get a crown, but advised me to see endodontist who wasn’t sure either but suggested I get root canal which I did. I kinda regret not waiting or getting 2nd opinion

How come they can’t come to a definitive conclusion? I’m beginning to think the endodontist wanted to get my $1,600 that day.
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Old 10-22-2020, 06:20 AM
 
Location: Twilight Zone
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What is a dental cyst indicative of regarding the tooth it corresponds to? I mean cyst, NOT abscess. Thank you for your answer...
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Old 10-22-2020, 10:45 AM
 
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Here is a question...Ive had a lower rear tooth crack off years ago, but never did anything about it, because it never hurt and unfortunately dental is not included in my health insurance...


I dont really understand how it did NOT hurt for so long, as the pulp and nerve have been exposed all this time, (about half the tooth is broke off), it started hurting about a month ago, Ive been sealing it with Dentemp and that has worked well, pain subsides as soon I apply the Dentemp.



Otherwise, I brush, floss, and use antiseptic mouthwash after I eat, and in the morning.


Last night this tooth started THROBBING in pain, I put some 'DENTEMP' on it, attempting to seal the tooth again, but for some reason, it didnt work this time...The only thing that really stopped the pain was to CONSTANTLY take small sips of ice water, numbing the tooth briefly...seriously, this went on from 11:30pm to around 6am!!


I dont think its infected, as it didnt hurt when I woke up this morning, but I realize Im going to have to get this tooth extracted within the next few days!


Why would the Dentemp sealing work for so long...and then not work all the sudden? I believe Dentemp has clove or Eugeonol oil in it, I know that is very powerful numbing agent...maybe the pulp/nerve was just irritated and even the Dentemp sealing wouldnt stop the pain...??


Thank you for your time.
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Old 10-23-2020, 07:15 PM
 
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Okay, so to start things off, I'm 36 and I only have two out of four wisdom teeth. One on the top right and one on the bottom left. The other two never came in and haven't caused any problems.

Two months ago, I noticed my wisdom tooth on the bottom left side was loose. I didn't really think much about it. I figured if it came out it wouldn't be a big deal because no one would ever notice. Long story short, the entire crown broke off just below the gumline. The crown came off in three pieces over the course of a week.

It looks like there was a cavity in my wisdom tooth, but it never caused any pain. None of this hurt whatsoever. Not even when I was eating and a piece of the crown broke off. So now I'm left with what I assume is just the roots. There is a tiny sliver of tooth left that I can see, or maybe that's the roots since it broke off just below the gumline. Some gum tissue has grown to cover the hole that was left behind. I keep the area clean and still there isn't any pain or problems.

I'm wondering if I should do anything about this or just leave it alone. Nothing hurts, and I'm guessing that after a while the hole will completely close and it'll be like nothing happened. But I'm not sure if there could be problems from this in the future.

Just asking for your opinion on the situation because I'm not sure what to do.

Hello. Sorry for the late responses recently. I've been quite busy. For you, I would visit the dentist. They will most likely take a panoramic x-ray. The reason it can be a problem is that since the tooth had a cavity, there is a chance that the roots have bacteria as well. In cases like this, a patient can get an infection in the bone underneath the wisdom tooth and the patient wouldn't feel any pain until much, much later. More often than not, it's better to take the roots of the wisdom teeth out.
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