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Oh what should I do about gum infection and tooth removal?

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Hi Jefa

That is the best answer I have read on this topic. It just about covered all my concerns & gave me several hopeful ideas to think about. Thank you!

Liz

 

What do you reckon Christine?

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Hi Christine

 

Have you parted company with that troublesome tooth? Did everything work out okay for you?

 

 

Hi Jefa

 

Your post was good and your experience is better than some advice given by dentists.

 

 

Night Owl

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No still have it. When its removed I will be eating on wisdom teeth so it has been playing up a bit but does not hurt. Dentist has give me some antiboics for my holiday just in case then its removal. My mouth is too tight for root filling he had a little try and it was useless.

 

Chris

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Wisdom teeth are good; it's a few more teeth to be able to chew on. Have a happy holiday.

 

Night Owl

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Hi Chris

It seems sharing your tooth experience has been really helpful to a lot of people, including me, so thank you very much!

Sorry to hear your visits to the dentist have been grim. I do hope it gets sorted soon. You deserve a holiday so have a great time!

Liz

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Hello,

I have been referred to the Eastman Dental Clinic as I have Sjogrens and the dry mouth/small mouth/gum abscesses/possible tooth removal associated with Scleroderma.

 

The Eastman staff were helpful about saliva substitutes but so far have not made any suggestions about possible tooth removal and the chewing/eating problems which will be associated with the gaps. I am due to go back in four months but highly likely will have extraction or possibly two extractions in the meantime. I understand that abscesses and associated loosening and resorption of the bony tooth roots are all part and parcel of Scleroderma mouth problems. Oh joy!

 

My own dentist has given me an open prescription for anti-biotics so that I may have a supply to begin treatment at the first sign of an abscess but it feels like very slow progress is being made. Obviously I don't want to lose any teeth if possible, but this looks likely.

 

Does anyone else have similar mouth problems?

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Hello Suze

 

I don't have these problems but know of many people who do and no doubt they'll join in. At least you have good dental care at hand though.

 

Take care.


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Hello Suze,

I have lots of crowns and bridges and two implants. As well I have a sizeable gap on one side, but with the implants on the other side I have no problems chewing.

 

What I did learn through this process is not to wait too long between extraction and implant if you are going to have that procedure. Apparently after extraction the bone starts to shrink and becomes too small to support an implant. So that's one reason I have a gap, along with a fairly fragile tooth above the gap which wouldn't cope with another tooth underneath it. The other reason is cost of course - but if it was viable I am sure I would have found the money!!

 

I used to have a partial plate in my gap but as the Sjogrens got more active that became impossible too.

 

In your case I understand that the small mouth thing will make a difference too - I have been lucky in that area - just not so lucky with my internal organs.

 

Best of luck

Warm Hugs

 

JudyT

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