It’s often said that self-diagnosing on the Internet is not a good idea. Entering a couple of symptoms into Google usually returns results saying you have a life-threatening emergency and must visit a hospital right away. Hence, it’s best to visit your doctor.
On that note, attempting to take care of your teeth on your own can also prove disastrous. Take for example the recent story of a man who came close to dying of the heart infection endocarditis after he attempted to dislodge a popcorn piece from his teeth using objects like the cap of a pen, wire, and even a metal nail. The constant prodding ended up with the man requiring open heart surgery to repair the valves of his heart.
And then there are people attempting to give them straighter teeth using do-it-yourself approaches like rubber bands or even fishing line. Again, these approaches come with risks like damage to the teeth, infections, or even the loss of the tooth.
When it comes to your teeth, considering how closely they are intertwined with the rest of the body, it’s imperative that you visit a dentist.
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