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how to stop the pain in a tooth with a cavity

A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
You can't: You cannot personally stop the decay, only a dentist can. So make getting to a dentist a priority above all else, and make an appointment. Loose teeth ... Read More
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Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Prevention Only: You cannot reverse tooth decay, but you can prevent it with proper oral hygiene and visits to your dentist two times per year.

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A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
I : I believe you are asking if sealing a filling will help if a new cavity has formed underneath an old filling. If there is new decay, usually the old ... Read More
Dr. Howard Schneider
33 years experience Pediatric Dentistry
That depends: Sealants can not be used around silver amalgam fillings. Sealants can not be used if there is already decay under or around an existing filling. If ... Read More
Dr. Gary Chapman
34 years experience Orthodontics
No: Recurrent decay (cavities under fillings) is caused by leakage betewwn the tooth and filling material. It is also caused by improper hygiene practice ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Glyman
31 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Variable: If you are in normal health without any blood abnormalities and the surgery was straight forward then usually it should stop within 1 hour. However, i ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Leaderman
48 years experience Dentistry
Tooth grinding: If you could point to a tooth that hurts it is the problem. However, if the pain causes all of the teeth to hurt then you are most likely bruxing or c ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Comisi
37 years experience Dentistry
Invasion: Once the structure of the tooth is invaded and damaged by the bacteria/acid desolving process, it can not reform on its on. That's why we stress preve ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Grimm
24 years experience Dentistry
Yes and No.: They will not make existing cavities worse; however, they will potentially cause some sensitivity if the whitening agent comes in contact with the cav ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Westmoreland
35 years experience Family Medicine
Not usually: Most fruit sugars, in their natural whole form, are offset by the fiber present. Simple sugars are much more prone to cause cavities.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Plaivech
32 years experience Dentistry
Minor discomfort: The tooth itself may be sensitive to sweet food, cold drinks, or just plain aching. Cavity pain may be mild and short duration, or intense and last fo ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Sampson
25 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
No: Although in jamaica, they fluoridate salt, so in that instance it can help. Really, brushing, flossing and avoid refined sugars are your best defense ... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Tooth decay: A tooth cavity is the result of bacterial action on the surface and core of a tooth. It erodes the enamel and dentum and in severe cases can infect t ... Read More

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