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Do you have to fill a cavity

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Complexity: First the dentist has to remove all of the damaged parts of the tooth, then choose the appropriate restorative material and place it. The bigger and ... Read More

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Dr. Denny Cho
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Request: If the dentist does not want to fill a cavity, then it is probably not a cavity. It is more than likely staining in the grooves of your teeth from th ... Read More
Dr. Stephen Gordon
42 years experience Dentistry
They are Your Teeth: Ask questions of your dentist. You should trust your dentist and the dentist should be able to answer all of your questions to your satisfaction. ... Read More
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Ask why not?: There are a number of reasons why a dentist would not want to fill a cavity. For example, if it's a baby tooth that will be lost soon, it it's an non- ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Satloff
39 years experience Pain Management
Low toxicity: this material has low toxicity, accidental swallowing should not affect most idividuals
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Dr. Kristin Outlan
27 years experience Dentistry
Try Drying Tooth: A very small amount should be ok, but get to your dentist asap for proper evaluation and treatment. That material is meant to be very temporary. In ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Go back to Dentist: Pain and/or complications that arise after a surgical procedure can be urgent. These situations are used by the treating physician to know if their t ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
About 45 minutes: If you go to dentist he will able to have done in about 45 minutes.
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Dr. G Funari
Dr. G Funari answered
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Yes : Yes you should see your dentist to make sure that the discoloration is related to the silver filling that was placed and not being caused by some othe ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience Pain Management
Cavity: This really depends on how deep the drilling is going to be. Shallow cavities usually are simple but I have yet to hear of a simple cavity. Hence in g ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
NO: Discuss your concern with your dentist prior to the procedure. Most patients request or require local anesthesia to "numb" the tooth so absolutely not ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Pope
44 years experience Dentistry
Usually no: It usually requires a shot of local anesthetic but not all people require this. For about 10% of the population little discomfort is felt even without ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Pain...: If a cavity is a bit deep, you dentist will recommend a small shot of anesthetic. The pin prick will hurt a bit... Lets face it , it's a sharp needle. ... Read More

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