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Old 10-17-2005, 10:44 PM   #1
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Have you ever had a bad adult tooth fall out?

I was reading where a dentist said that he has seen many patients whose bad adult teeth have fell out on their own.

I guess that means the tooth died and a couple of years later it eventually falls out.

I need a cracked molar pulled and I am wondering whether it might be better to just let nature take its course and let the tooth fall out on its own.

 
Old 10-17-2005, 11:03 PM   #2
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Re: Have you ever had a bad adult tooth fall out?

Ouch! I don't really know much about the topic, but I know that when my molar was removed it fell apart into 3 pieces in the process, at which the dentist exclaimed that he'd never seen such a thing All I do know is that having a cavity can increase your chances of getting more, and if the tooth is already damaged, it's probably going to hurt alot as time goes on.

I'd talk to your dentist though and make your own decision after getting their opinion. I'd guess that if there's no gum disease or root damage, it's not going to be coming out on its own anytime soon.
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Old 10-18-2005, 05:00 PM   #3
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Re: Have you ever had a bad adult tooth fall out?

The only way an adult tooth would fall out on its own is if the patient suffered from SEVERE periodontal disease. Whether this is the case with you or not, please have the dentist remove it. Leaving a tooth in that is or can get infected is bad for your health in general. Doctors years ago discovered the link between infections in the mouth and heart disease, so please do not let this go.

 
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