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Posted by Bonnie on October 26, 2000 at 16:47:17:

In Reply to: Help I'm scared posted by z00m on October 26, 2000 at 14:16:31:

: I'm really worried now.. I've been a really busy person and a lot under stress and so I have not been to the dentist in 2 years. Around 1 or 1.5 years ago I noticed a little pain..but tried to forget about it and managaed to..then like 7-8 months when i was sleeping for liek 2 days in a row i had pain in my teeth.. but i managed to get over it as it wasn't too bad.. i didn't go to the dentist because i thought the pain was over and gone but then like 1 month ago my 2nd tooth from the right at the back of mouth on the bottom row turned a little black.. and now its more and some of it is chipped off after eating i'm this tooth abscess? will the dentist take the rest of the tooth off and replace it with a new one as its too late? Please help me if someone can..=[

Dont be scared find a dentist that will make you feel comfortable and address yur fears as well as your teeth. It sounds like the tooth has quite a bit of decay in it,(the black stuff)it will depend on how deep the decay is as to what corse of treatment the dentist will take .It might not need a RCT yet,but the longer you wait the worse it will get .If he cant put a filling in the tooth because of the size of the cavity,he will suggest a crown on the tooth.But you should get in to seem he right away before things get any worse.

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