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My tooth is looking really unhealthy, it wants out of my

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mouth and is coming out...
My tooth is looking really unhealthy, it wants out of my mouth and is coming out in pieces instead of one whole tooth. I'm scared if I don't figure out what went wrong it will happen to all of my teeth. The front of my teeth are really white and normal looking then the backside is looking more and more stained and unhealthy. I'm thinking its tooth decay. What should I do?
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Dentist: Dr. Katz, Dentist (DDS or equivalent) replied 2 years ago
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Experience: Dentist and Anesthesiologist for 37 years.Anesthesiology Fellow-Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.Evaluator for Maryland State Board of Dental Examiners.
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Has it been a long time since your teeth were cleaned in a dental office?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Unfortunately yes. I haven't had dental coverage in years.
Dentist: Dr. Katz, Dentist (DDS or equivalent) replied 2 years ago

Is it possible for you to post a picture of this tooth or area?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I just took a photo of it with a little dental kit mirror a flash light and my phone. Part of the tooth is out the last piece that you see in there is looking very unhealthy :/ I'm trying to add the photo file and it isn't loading. Should I send the photo to the text alert number instead?
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Were you able to view the photo? Its the best I could manage.
Dentist: Dr. Katz, Dentist (DDS or equivalent) replied 2 years ago

The picture did not post.Try sending it to my research site at ***@******.***

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Dentist: Dr. Katz, Dentist (DDS or equivalent) replied 2 years ago

Ok ,your teeth generally look fine but this tooth is decayed way beyond repair and will need to be extracted.You have only a root remaining of this tooth.This tooth has been this way for some time and finally the last piece of it broke away.It is important that this tooth be removed because this area is infected,Try to get to a dental office and at least get an xray and exam so they can see what else else is going on.Like I said,from the picture,most of the other teeth look fine.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I have scheduled an xray/ examination for ten days from now. Thanks.
Dentist: Dr. Katz, Dentist (DDS or equivalent) replied 2 years ago

Good , Keep the area clear by rinsing with some peroxide or strong salt water.If you see any signs of swelling,call the dentists office and have them place you on some penicillin 500 mg every six hours.Let me know if there is anything else that i can help you with.

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Dentist: Dr. Katz, Dentist (DDS or equivalent) replied 2 years ago

When you get a chance,please supply a rating so that we can maintain good quality control on this site.Thanks.

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