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how do dentist fix cavities along gum line

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Probably: Don't know how deep it is, but since this does not seem to be an emergency, it can probably wait a short time.
Dr. Stephen Pyle
39 years experience Dentistry
Probably: Cavities do not generally grow very rapidly, but the sooner it is fixed the smaller the filling - small fillings last longer than large fillings. If ... Read More
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Dr. Gary Sandler
54 years experience Dentistry
No way to know: Unfortunately there's really know way to know when\if this will be come an emergency situation. What appears as a small cavity on the surface, may act ... Read More

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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kari Sakurai
32 years experience Dentistry
Yes.: An onlay will give support to an otherwise unstable tooth that doesn't have enough tooth structure to support your bite.
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Dr. James Wright
33 years experience Dentistry
Yes,but: The bone must not be at the same level as the tooth. Crown lengthening happens when the decay is very deep and the preparation is at the same level as ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felicia Mata
25 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
It : It wasn't mentioned if you have symptoms, e.g. Severe pain, why a root canal was recommended. Assuming the tooth is healthy, if you are my patient, i ... Read More
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Dr. John Thaler
41 years experience Prosthodontics
Try dental school: You might try to get treatment at the nearest dental school. The care is usually very good , and the cost much less than at a private office. Also, so ... Read More
Dr. Kara Rosenthal-Fraiman
31 years experience Endodontics
To root canal or not: In most cases a cavity under the gum line can be salvageable. Depending on how deep the cavity may go down the root under the gum line a root canal ca ... Read More
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Dr. Eric Chevlen
47 years experience Medical Oncology
Probably a bruise: A dark spot on the gum appearing shortly after dental work may be due to an "bruise" of the gum. A spontaneous dark area on the gum, or a dark spot a ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
35 years experience Gastroenterology
See your dentist.: You should not be having the symptoms a month out from the extraction. You need to make an appointment to see your dentist ASAP. However, if your pain ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
54 years experience Dentistry
Help you: Dentistry nowadays can be completely pain free and miraculous. I would worry more about what will happen to your tooth (and you ultimately) if you don ... Read More
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Dr. G Funari
Dr. G Funari answered
45 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
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Dr. Zev Kaufman
27 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
If : If you'd like to see a specialist, the correct one for your situation is a prosthodontist. The prosthodontist is the expert in the restoration of the ... Read More
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Dr. Bernard Seif
40 years experience Clinical Psychology
Alopecia: There is a condition called alopecia which causes the hair to fall out. This is different from male pattern baldness which is genetic and not a disor ... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
45 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Gums: It sounds like you have gingival trauma or infection. Have your dentist look at the problem. All the best.

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