Am I going to lose my tooth ( the one with the cavity filling in it)


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Hello I am a 25 year old female with periodontal disease. I have a past of neglecting my teeth and gums. Fortunately I have changed my ways and take care of them now but there is damage that was already done. One tooth in particular is worrying me. The gum has receded the most in this tooth exposing the root a lot. It like dips in the middle . I know this is my own doing. I have a bad habit of eating sugary things in the middle of the night ( night munchies ) which is weird and not good for my teeth. I’m afraid that this had caused the disease to progress faster . I am scheduled to go see my dentist but I’m going to post a photo here and if anyone has seen worse or can tell me I’m not going to lose my tooth if I stop these bad habits and continue my oral hygiene care. .
 

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honestdoc

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Realistically, you can still keep the tooth if there are no immediate disease and or hidden deterioration. Without x-rays, gum probings, and full exam, I'm unable to give you an accurate diagnosis. It's very hard to break bad habits and start good ones. I had an unreported Meth user who promised to take better care of her teeth. However, she didn't comply with any home care as her teeth deteriorated beyond my control.
 

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