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Old 01-19-2007, 09:24 PM   #1
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Green teeth

Green around the gumline of two teeth. I am concerned about this, but don't have dental coverage now under Medicaid in my state, unless it's for emergency services. Will having green around the gumline of two adjacent teeth warrant coverage?

Also, athough there is no pain around these two teeth, sometimes my teeth feel a little loose, other times they can't be slightly moved by my tongue.

Thanks for advice!

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Old 01-20-2007, 04:21 PM   #2
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Re: Green teeth

It could be a bacteria or fungus or that the teeth just need a good cleaning around the gum surface - tartar tends to be a bit sticky in texture so its possible for it to pick up a greenish discoloration to it. The fact that they tend to feel loose occcassionaly could be that you have developed gingivitis and have developed some pockets in the gum tissue around the teeth from plaque buildup which should be treated. I am not sure about your plan but you should check if it allows for perio treatment or routine cleanings - obviously these treatments prevent "emergencies" which you mention your paln is limited to currently - or check if there are dental clinics in your area that offer free services.

Old 01-20-2007, 04:25 PM   #3
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Thank you Thelma Louise. There is a free clinic that might be able to do this in a city close by, just found out. Good to know it can be remedied, and my teeth can be saved!

Old 01-20-2007, 07:58 PM   #4
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Re: Green teeth

I would see a peridontist for those problems.

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