A 22-year-old male asked:
hello. i have decayed teeth and it reached the level of gums i.e. upper part is gone. i have pain in that. please suggest what treatment i need?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Jeffrey Collins answered
24 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
See your dentist : A badly decayed tooth is a serious infection risk. You should see your dentist or oral surgeon to determine if the tooth can be fixed with root canal treatment and a crown. If it is too badly decayed, it will need to be extracted. The tooth can then be later replaced with a dental implant or bridge.
Answered on May 4, 2015
Dr. Igor Ochev answered
19 years experience Dentistry
See a dentist: You need to see a dentist. It will probably be extracted if the part above the gum is gone.
Answered on Feb 19, 2013
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