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A 43-year-old female asked:

Im 43 and have very bad teeth and still have wisdom teeth been having lots of pain n pressure need all taken out some broke at gum line,im scared of dentist like being numb n having nerve damage from having pulled or damage to face?

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Dr. Robert Trager
Dentistry 55 years experience
If you wait any longer you will develop a large infection. You should see an oral surgeon who fill put you asleep and remove the bad teeth. If you have dental insurance use it, if not go a hospital that has a dental clinic or to EMORY DENTAL SCHOOL which could help you. You are too young to be in this condition and your teeth can be replaced.
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 41 years experience
It appears you've reached the point where you cannot put off dental care any longer. Modern dentistry will not cause the damage you fear, but rather resolve the problems you have. Seek treatment from a dentist who can put you to sleep.

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