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Adult having 18 teeth, abscessed, rotten teeth, pain, fever on right side, yellow snott. Advise?

What can you tell me about someone who at the age of 24 has a total of 18 teeth, 7 of them they pulled in his eighth grade year that never grew back and were acclaimed to betheir baby teeth, all accept the front bottom for are either rotted almost to the gum and even past it on some, a front right abscessed tooth where it seems to have just started to build up in the roof of their mouth in a Knott that is obviously painful and possibl fever on right side of head, yellow "snott" ? honestly honestly honestly because they had a childhood where they weren't taught to brush correctly or everyday u have to know that fact also
Asked On : Wed, 1 May 2013
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Dentist 's  Response
Hi,
Thanks for writing,

To be frank the hygiene of the mouth is to be graded as poor. This requires an immediate visit to the dentist. Full mouth clinical examination and X-rays have to be taken.

First, i want you to know, that teeth can be saved even if they are decayed. There are many procedures which you will be guided to, by your dentist.

Second, the infections arising from teeth are immediate concern and have to be treated by a course of antibiotics which your dentist will prescribe. They can even lead to major complications if not looked after on time.

Third, as you told in your history some teeth never grew back, they might have been impacted in the bone. If teeth dont erupt on their own, they have to be surgically removed. If not, in some cases they might cause other complications and even develop cysts around themselves.

Finally i would like to tell you that an early visit to the dentist can restore the whole dentition for the patient. Present teeth can be saved and crowned, infections cured and missing teeth replaced, to give a whole new set of shining white teeth. Its never too late.

Stay healthy,
Dr. Tarush Thakur
Answered: Thu, 2 May 2013
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Dentist Dr. Qazi Ammara's  Response
Hi,

Thanks for asking the query,

Acccording to your clinical history i suspect that you have a severe periodontal and tooth infections.
This is mainly due to poor oral hygiene, plague and calculus deposition.
Dont panic i would suggest you to visit a Dentist and get the thorough clinical checkup done.
Take an OPG radiograph of the mouth, the tooth which are carious can be restored, which are having deep caries can be root canal treated, and which are missing can be replaced with removable or fixed prosthesis.
Go for symptomatic treatment of complete mouth scaling and polishing.
Maintain a good oral hygiene, brush your teeth twice daily, use antiseptic mouthwash rinses twice daily.
Have a balanced nutritious diet with fruits, juices, green vegetables and lots of water.

Hope this helps out.

Regards..
Answered: Thu, 2 May 2013
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Dentist Dr. Khushboo Bhatia's  Response
If teeth have rotted down to gums and no tooth structure is left, then tooth extraction will be required. If there is not much of tooth access, then surgical tooth extraction will be done in which cut is given on gums and tooth will be pulled out after tooth sectioning and sutures/stitches will be given after tooth extraction.After tooth extraction, you can get the missing tooth replaced with dental implants or dental bridge. Missing teeth if not replaced will lead to misalignment of other teeth and will lead to supraeruption of teeth of opposite arch and will further cause periodontal problems.
Answered: Thu, 2 May 2013
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Dentist Dr. Bindiya Bhaskar's  Response
Hello,
Thanks for posting your query.
The abscessed front tooth has to be root canal treated and curetted.
Please be conscious regarding the oral hygiene maintenance.
I would suggest you to get a thorough clinical evaluation by your dentist.
Get your teeth cleaned.
Decayed teeth has to be restored.
Take complete course of antibiotics too.
Brush your teeth twice daily and floss regularly.
Rinse your mouth after every meals.
Hope this helps.
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Dentist Dr. Bindiya Bhaskar's  Response
Hello,
Thanks for posting your query.
The abscessed front tooth has to be root canal treated and curetted.
Please be conscious regarding the oral hygiene maintenance.
I would suggest you to get a thorough clinical evaluation by your dentist.
Get your teeth cleaned.
Decayed teeth has to be restored.
Take complete course of antibiotics too.
Brush your teeth twice daily and floss regularly.
Rinse your mouth after every meals.
Hope this helps.
Answered: Thu, 2 May 2013
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Dentist Dr. Shefali Gupta's  Response
Hi,
Thanks for asking query,
According to your explanation it seems that patient is having poor oral hygiene.I advise you to go to the dentist get the checkup done.Today there are many treatment options first try to save the tooth which can be saved after proper treatment, the tooth which are severly infected get them extracted.The teeth which are missing can be replaced by the prosthesis.maintain good oral hygiene,take proper antibiotic and analgesic as prescribed by dentist for suppresion of infection.
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