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Lupus And Tooth Decay
I have Lupus. Yesterday I went to the dentist for an extraction on a decayed and infected tooth. Today my pain is very severe ?
Prevention: Once the tooth gets decay, it is progressive except in incipient decay. Prevention is the best thing when it comes to decay and gum disease. Good home care routine, brushing, flossing, using a Fluoride rinse. Visiting your dentist every 6months. Eating healthy and fibrous foods. Avoiding processed food with sugar and carbs. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Do's & Don'ts...: Bacteria causes decay. If you can manage it, you can dramatically reduce or eliminate decay. So: 1. Don't feed the bacteria between meals (carbs and especially sugars in snacks do this so eliminate these from snacks). 2. Stay healthy (exercise, nutrition, hydration). 3. See your dentist regularly (at least twice annually). 4. Meticulously & gently clean your mouth (brush & floss every day). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not a DIY project: I'm afraid there's nothing for sale on the dental isle in the supermarket that will remove infected tooth material (decay). You'll have to see a Dentist for that professional service. The longer you put it off, the more the infection will spread, so please call your Dentist now. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Absolutely!: There are people who do not brush or floss and yet they never get cavities. This is due to there being specific components made by their bodies and found in saliva, blood and gum fluid that fight the bacteria causing cavities. These components are genetically coded for in the person's genes. Approximately 20% of the population are blessed with these genes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See a dentist: If you have bad decay, be sure you are staying away from sodas and foods that will contribute, brush after meals, and see a dentist to stop the progression. A dentist can remove the decay and place fluoridated materials to prevent it from going further. But avoiding the dentist and allowing it to progress will cause pain, tooth loss and more expensive care. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers