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A 38-year-old member asked:

inside of lower teeth feels rough, is this a result of medicine?

3 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
Possibly calculus: Calculus deposits can feel rough, and the linguals of your lower anterior teeth will build up calculus quickly. If your last dental cleaning was more than six months ago, now is the time for a phone call.
Dr. Robert Trager
Dentistry 55 years experience
No: Rough feeling is from calculus attached to back of your teeth or thick plaque. Also worn down or chipped teeth can cause a rough feeling.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
Tartar: Calculus (tartar). See dentist for exam and cleaning.

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