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Old 01-28-2013, 01:20 AM   #1
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Help with teeth please

Over the past few years I've had a few dental problems and lost three of the molars. I now have another tooth that's not happy. A piece dropped off a few weeks ago and my dentist said he could just file the sharp bit off and it would be ok, or I could have a crown. I opted for having the sharp bits off, but t's not been ok. The tooth became extremely sensitive, so I went back and he put some filling in to protect it. He said he couldn't drill it, because the tooth would fall apart, but I could have a crown. I've had a crown before on another tooth, but it never felt comfortable and gave me a lot of pain and eventually after loads of work and pain I had the tooth out. Anyway, the filling has now fallen out, so I'm back to having a painful tooth.

So my question is, do crowns work if you have Sjogrens? Would I be better to just have the tooth out and save myself a lot of money and pain? Thank you.

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Old 08-04-2013, 10:48 PM   #2
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Re: Help with teeth please

I have been diagnosed with dry mouth--six cavities in one year got my attention--and cevimeline 30 mg was prescribed for me. No cavities in the last two checkups. And, I have several crowns. By all means, if you have dry mouth, take care of your teeth. I have not yet been "officially" diagnosed with SS.

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