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Lupus And Teeth Breaking Off
Can one keep chewing down on premolars and molars and eventually make them crooked and pushed into the gums more?
Tipping, yes: If you have lost other teeth around them, then they can tip into the space where the other teeth were. You can have abrasion (like toothbrush), erosion (like acids), or attrition (like grinding), but intrusion (the teeth being pushed into the bone is not likely. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
Likely Extraction: If your wisdom teeth are breaking down you need to have the checked out. It is likely that they will need to be removed if they are not fixable or if you just can not maintain them well. If you choose not to, then you run the risk of much pain, infection that may lead to an emerge visit. Go see your dentist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I've got these white things on my teeth, could a dentist grind these off and whiten my teeth to look good?
Possibly, probably?: Why not see a dentist and find out. ...Read more
After bad habit of biting nails, i've manages to bite off layers of my thumbnail and the nail has become very painful and sensitive. And help or sugs?
Help dental experts! my tooth keeps chipping off and the gum is red and the gum hurts almost like its a cut?
Failing crown?: This sounds like at least 2 problems. Something is not right with your bite, so you're chipping a tooth, and this will spread to other teeth. Your gums can be inflamed because of bacteria. If you have a crown on this tooth, then it would likely be that the shape of the crown is inappropriate and the margins (the seam b/w tooth and crown) are not properly contoured and sealed. See a dentist. ...Read more
On and off diarrhea for a year. Skin breaking out . Gums changes. Lost weight. Easy bruising. Slowing healing cuts. What can this be?
Chronic diarrhea,: Seek medical attention with a gastroenterologist soon. Do you have pain? Check your thyroid level, food intolerances. Consider celiac disease,colitis,Crohns,Wipples chronic infections like camphylobacter,giardia,amebiosis.cyclospora,cryptosporidia, HIV, if you had exposure,check for anorexia/bulemia and others. Some other the changes skin,gums bruising likely side effects of malabsorption. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had gastric bypass in 2005 and teeth keep breaking i now have 5 broken teeth and they even break on soft foods am taking vitamins regularly?
I occasionally vomit after brushing my teeth and break out in petechiae. Can pregnancy make the petechiae wose?
Possibly: It is not uncommon that pregnancy changes your response to tooth brushing, including increased bouts of vomiting. This in turn could worsen the petechiae, which are small hemorrhages due to broken capillaries, commonly seen on the soft palate and tonsillar areas. Best to consult your obgyn about mitigating the occurrence. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hand Eczema: Eczema, also called dermatitis. 'hand dermatitis' is a broad term for any type of eczema that develops on the hands. Hand dermatitis often has unique causes, commonly job-related and can require specific testing and treatments. Treatment is with emollients like cerave cream which is otc and prescription strength cortisone like vanos. ...Read more
Im 21 and only just one wisdom tooth came out. The others will came eventually? Can this tooth deform my teeth?
No: Your teeth are already formed.Get a more detailed answer ›
All teeth pulled on top. Still have bottom teeth. When soaking dentures, teeth dig into gums. Best way to prevent?
Dentist cut the gum above my back tooth while finishing off a filling with sanding and flossing. Will it heal naturally.v.sore,delicate next day?
2nd molars on top loose after wisdom teeth extraction? Are they going to fall out? also I grind my teeth at night to prevent Molar falling out????????
Loose teeth: Grinding your teeth will only loosen them, not tighten them. To determine proper treatment for loose teeth requires first determining cause. May be malocclusion, tooth infection, gum infection, sinus infection, parafunctional habits, etc. See your General Dentist to start. Specialty referral may be prudent. ...Read more
I used whitening gel and now some parts of my gums are turning white and it won't come off. Will it go away
Also I have 7 cavities all in the back a wisdom tooth that aint break the gum no pain an abscessed on two of them that comes and go all are broken in?
Ive had bottom wisdom teeth taking out since September and im having a lot of jaw pain. Went to the dentist and all my teeth are fine and healthy.
Recently ate candy and had red sores develop immediately over gums where wisdom teeth were with skin flap I pulled off what is that?
I fulfill my teeth with composite material and i can't chew and i have pain and feeling pressure to all of my teeth after 2 weeks, teeth number6?
I've never had a cavity and always take great care of my teeth. Now I have lupus, got gum swelling and lost a back tooth.Could lupus be the cause?
Possibly, but rare: It sounds more like periodontal disease. You state that you take great care of your teeth and never had a cavity. That is great, but you did not state whether or not you see a dentist regularly. If you do not then the swelling gums and lost tooth is most likely due to periodontal disease and not lupus. If you see a dentist regularly then go to see him/her and get this checked out. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Depends: If you have been on steroids recently for flare ups of sle, it could lead to post operative complications. Also, there is always a chance that there may be a latent cardiac problem that will only become apparent when you are under stress, like during a surgery. I would see and oral surgeon, and have him/her work with your physician to manage your case safely. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have sle lupus have for past 5 days feeling general unwell, tired, sore, nauous, headache and teeth pain no change in lifestyle or meds?
Flare: Your having a flare, this is a period of time when sle. Is acting up causing multiple system to react unfavorable to the immunities ponce of the body. Usually these flares will subside but come back. There is no cure but the treatments are getting better for this disease. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I have lupus. Last night while brushing my teeth i detected ulcers all over my tongue and top of mouth, what can I do? Please help! i'm very depresse
Poor posture/tense when asleep/grind my teeth at night /possible lupus or depression/Slightly low iron how to determine cause of fatigue/Weakness?
Is this lupus, red, hot, hands &feet, bells palsy, low iron, b12, d, thiroid failed, enemic, high b p, lost teeth at 20s am 52 left underarm pain chronic fatigue?
Fatigue: You have numerous symptoms and there are many possibilities. Keep visiting your doctor to sort out what is happening to you and how to proceed with treatment. ...Read more
I've been sick for 14 yrs. Is it lupus? Fatigue, weightloss, anaemia, rash on face, atrial fibrilation, decayed teeth, hair loss, fever, rundown.
How do you diagnose lupus? What is the difference between multiple sclerosis and lupus? Which disease causes tooth loss?
I have Lupus. Yesterday I went to the dentist for an extraction on a decayed and infected tooth. Today my pain is very severe ?
Should Dentist's be informed of a patient with Discoid Lupus Erythematosus for anaesthetic injections for wisdom tooth removal a different type used?
I have lupus and I get these spots in mt mouth like excessive skin hanging is this from the lupus?
Unlikely: Unless you are describing painful oral ulcers it is unlikely to be related to lupus. If you are concerned have it evaluated. ...Read more
What type of dental practice should a person diagnosed with systemic lupus go to? General, periodontal, endodontic?
Lupus: I would start with a general dentist and then take the necessary referrals to other specialists if your general dentist cannot do the specialty treatment to a high standard. Your local dental society or a local dental school would be a place to start researching an excellent general dentist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Some cases of lupus wre resolvd with removal & replacement of silver mercury dental amalgams" source http://www.Encognitive.Com/node/4183 .Is it true?
'Some cases': Were resolved (due to mercury hypersensitivity). While it is possible, the vast majority of patients suffering with lupus will not have any improvement of their symptoms merely by having amalgam fillings replaced. I can't tell you whether or not it was true in the article quoted. Further, i don't believe this is a mainstream treatment protocol. Patients should discuss with their own md. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have pleurisy from my lupus in the morning my mouth is so dry that my tongue gets stuck to the back of my mouth and its painful is this a side affec?
Lupus: Dry mouth is related to lupus. Involment of the salivary glands, a side effect of your meds, or systemic effects of lupus may lead to the dryness, especially breathing problems, mouth breathing at night. You should have a complete evaluation to see what might help best. Treatment may be a mouth moisturizer or a humidifer at bedside. A breathing test for sleep apnea may be needed. ...Read more
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