I have receding gums and a big crack next to a broken tooth, what should I do?
Question: Hi, I'm in my mid 40s, blind, have 5 mercury fillings, one white one, too;
don't have the money to get the mercury ones redone, as am unemployed. Don't
feel well most days but did not notice anything until many years after
fillings were put in. Most were when I was a child, but the last two went
in when I was about 24. I am noticing on a back tooth on the left hand
side, right before a partially out wisdom tooth that the inner face of the
tooth has a sort of jagged edge where the root is showing. The gum has
receded allot on that side. No other tooth is like that. My question is
in two parts, should I have the partially out wisdom tooth pulled, and
should I have the inner face of the tooth next to it where the gum has receded filled with white material. It's annoying to have that jagged
Answer: Clearly this tooth is not healthy. And it would seem like that gum recession near the tooth is a sign that this area of your mouth is irritated with toxic material. It should be looked at by a good holistic oriented dentist. I do not advise people exactly what they should do on their teeth because how you take care of your tooth is your choice and responsibility. The question then is, what is the best thing you can do for your health. I would recommend you make sure you clean up your diet as described in the book, Cure Tooth Decay, and get a professional opinion on this tooth. In general my preference is to do the least amount of treatment as possible. But before you make your decision on what you can do for your tooth, you need to be educated, and definitely do your best to make sure you eat a healthy diet. You can also make sure you have excellent mouth hygeine with the gum cleaning technique.
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