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Dentist Talks Lil Waynes Tooth Problems

Posted By on February 11, 2010

   As we reported this week[read previous Lil Wayne Jail Time Put Off Till March 2nd], Lil Wayne’s sentencing was delayed due to a tooth problem that he had to have surgery on before going to jail. Well his tooth has now been examined by a certified dentist and confirmed that it was a bad tooth. According to a 13 year veteren Dentist, Dr. Sherry Rudd a cracked tooth could lead to infections.

“He probably has a bad tooth, a tooth that’s abscessed,” Dr. Rudd explained in an interview. “With having all of [gold and diamond material] in his mouth, it’s going to be really difficult to get clean because of all of the different crevices. I don’t know if they’re bridges or if they are all individual. But if it’s going to be two weeks [from surgery to recovery], then I don’t think he’s going to get them all off, because of the potential damage. Without knowing what’s exactly there, it’s probably decayed and the decay got into the nerve, which causes the nerve to die.

If that’s the case, a decaying tooth, which is possible given the rapper’s reliance on Orajel, could be treated in a variety of ways.”

Dr. Rudd said one such instance could be that Wayne receives antibiotics for up to a week to reduce the infection, to avoid it spreading. An abscess can infect the nerve and then drain into the surrounding gums, tissues and bone area, she said. Also, if the infection isn’t properly treated prior to surgery, there can be complications with drainage into the throat area or even the eyes.

There are dentists in prison facilities who are capable of treating Wayne, she offered, but Rudd said since this is reportedly part of ongoing work Wayne reportedly has been having done, it’s best to stick with his personal oral surgeon.

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