A 22-year-old male asked:
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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?

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Dr. Jeffrey Collins
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
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Dr. Igor Ochev
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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Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
21 years experience Dentistry
Decayed teeth: It depends on how much good tooth is left after removing all the decay. An exam and xray can tell, and see if the tooth can be saved.
Answered on Dec 9, 2013

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