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My teeth are being lost, I believe to some type

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Dr. Mahboob Ur Rahman

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Posted on Mon, 31 Dec 2018 in Dental Health
Question: My teeth are being lost, I believe to some type of tooth virus that is attatching itself to a tooth and dissoving that tooth within a very short time and then it attatches to the next tooth and onand on. I have lost several top teeth and do not know who to consult with. This seems to be a very rare and deadly disease and I am highly concerned.
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Answered by Dr. Mahboob Ur Rahman 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
Please see a dentist

Detailed Answer:
Hi and Welcome to Ask A Doctor service. I have read your question and here is my advice.
Your concern quite understandable. Genrally speaking it does not appear to be some special or very serious disease but ,Yes poor dental health has been linked to poor health over all.And it always needs good care and proper evaluation by a dentist that is a specialist in diseases of the teeth and oral cavity .
The most common risk of decaying teeth are plaques which are bacteria caused by poor oral hygiene .These bacteria produce acids they may desolve teeth gradually hence causing loos of teeth .Contributory causes include foods high in sweets, low saliva , malnutrition, smoking , increasing age , poor health ,and many more .

Poor teeth and hence germs in such teeth may be risks for overall health and has been associated with poor general health and increased morality.
So this should be properly dealt in with .The best person who would better look into this is your dentist .He would see your teeth and asess what could be the causes . He would plan for you accordingly .So please see your dentist on priority basis for proper assessment and management. hope I have answered your question. Please don't hesitate to ask anything else you need to know. kind Regards Dr Rahman. . .
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