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Eye tooth broken off at the gum on backside, small piece of tooth left. Had 2 open heart surgeries. Solution ?

i have an eye tooth that is broken off at the gum on the backside the front has a small piece of the tooth left . i had open heart surgery 2 times within 6 months, novocaine makes my heart race and beat wildly, makes be feel like a heart attack , what do i do? what else can be used? i am scared of dieing from this . it will have to cut out i am sure, it was broken off in my last surgery and i an disabled and can not afford a new tooth, i am so scared, please tell me what i can do
Asked On : Fri, 3 Aug 2012
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Dear patient,

It is a serious issue since it may lead to a tooth abcess or infection, and this may adversely impact your heart surgery. I would advise you to seek help from the financial counselors at the hospital to see if there is any charity association or group that may help you with the dental care of this.

Yours truly,

Dr Brenes-Salazar MD
Mayo Clinic MN
Answered: Fri, 19 Jul 2013
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