i have teeth that are broken decaying in back of mouth one on top right and one on top left, 3 on bottom left, 2 on bottom right, all are decaying 2 are decayed below gum line. having extreme pain in jaw where bottom jaw connects to skull and i am unable to open mouth all the way and unable to bite down

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  • Dr.Ritz

    Dr.Ritz 28 - June - 2011, at 19:01 PM

  • The jaw pain is due to decayed teeth which are infected. You have to go to dentist and get clinical exam and xrays done to find out extent of decay. The teeth which are less decayed and are not infected can be restored but the teeth which are infected has to be root canal treated. The two teeth which are decayed upto the gum line have to be either pulled out if badly infected and cannot be restored but if dentist thinks that they can be restored then you have to go for post and core after Root Canal Treatment. If they are pulled out then they have to be replaced by dental implants or fixed bridges. Till you visit dentist you can maintain very good oral hygiene and food impaction also increases pain and for pain you can take pain killer tab. For more info you can read this article... www.identalhub.com/dental-knowing-tooth-decay-and-its-modern-treatments-582.aspx

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