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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dominick Curalli
19 years experience Dentistry
Pain: Toothaches hurt, sometimes a little, sometimes a lot. Cavities do not always cause pain, but they can cause almost every type of toothache. If you h ... Read More
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Dr. Louis Sterling
36 years experience Prosthodontics
Depends: Toothache obviously involves pain. A cavity may be absolutely pain free and invisible to you. That's why it's important to see your dentist regularl ... Read More
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Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
May be the same: Most toothaches are caused by cavities. Many cavities are painless. Only way to evaluate your problem is an exam by your DDS.

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein
32 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Several signs.: Sometimes you can see a cavity. It will be an area of the tooth that appears to have a hole in it. It may be a soft, brown or black spot. Sometimes yo ... Read More
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Dr. Stan Shih
Dr. Stan Shih answered
17 years experience Dentistry
No signs: There may be no visible signs at all. A cavity can develop in hard-to-clean areas that can't be seen or felt. Often there are signs and symptoms w ... Read More
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
24 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
It depends: Not every brown or black spot is a "cavity" a dentist can diagnose it properly.
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Dr. Melissa Gowans
20 years experience Pediatrics
Not happening: Air in the vaginal cavity is normal- it doesn't' get absorbed into the blood stream from there. An air embolism is a bubble of air within a blood vess ... Read More
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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Yes, : Yes, it can indicate decay. It can also indicate a loose filling, or a cracked filling. Since you just started feeling the sensitivity, it could be so ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
23 years experience Family Medicine
Not likely: It is unlikely to cause problems for your pregnancy, but your dentist will not be wanting to do anything about it until you are delivered.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leonard Stein
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Is something stuck: Sounds like you should see ENT doctor to R/O anything serious. He can see if something is stuck, if pus is coming out an orafice. He should be able to ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Immediately: Secondary caries can start as soon as bacteria have a food source to produce acids and therefore cause demineralization of the tooth. That is why it ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Ledford
28 years experience Dentistry
See your dentist: Once a tooth has caries or decay it will continue to grow until the tooth is fixed by a dentist. You can stop caries before they start by brushing and ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Low caries from?: Their diet is extremely low in refined sugars. Caries rate is directly associated with sugar consumption.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dell Goodrick
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Decay: Caries is simply decay of the hard structures of the body, including teeth and bones. Dental caries, if left untreated, is a disease that will progres ... Read More

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