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tooth decay under a crown

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. STEPHEN PERRY
48 years experience Dentistry
Good question: Great dentists don't go bad. 50% of crowns fail within 10 years, decay around the crown is a common reason. The decay is caused bacteria that multipl ... Read More
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Dr. Stephen Carstensen
38 years experience Dentistry
Bad stuff hides: Sometimes it is very hard to tell if bad things are happening under crowns, because we can't see under them, and x-rays don't show under them either. ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harvey Shiffman
37 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Oral hygiene: A crown has a seal around it just like the caulking around you windows. This deteriorates over time and allows bacteria in if your oral hygiene or die ... Read More
Dr. Joseph Ritz
46 years experience Dentistry
Many reasons: Hi carb diet, poor oral hygiene, food impaction, clenching habit, open crown margin, poorly fitting crown...
Dr. James Courey
Specializes in Prosthodontics
Plaque causes decay: All decay is the result of inadequate cleaning/removal of plaque. When a dentist fits a crown to your teeth, there is a "margin" or the area where th ... Read More
A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Yes: That is the appropriate Specialist to see for this issue.
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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
You can: Regardless of the cause of the infection, you need to look at the big picture: is the bony support strong enough to warrant extensive care on the toot ... Read More
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Dr. Justin Nelson
16 years experience Pediatric Dentistry
Endo first: If the tooth has been evaluated by your dentist and it is truly restorable you always do endo first before perio. Sounds like the leakage/decay cause ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jerry Brown
53 years experience Prosthodontics
Contact DDS: Possibly one of these teeth have abscessed -- may require root canal treatment. Contact your DDS or Endodontist.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Apfelbaum
51 years experience Dentistry
Sugar: Bacteria in your mouth cling to your tooth & if fed by sugar they produce acids that erode your tooth & result in decay ( a cavity).
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Beck
11 years experience Dentistry
Not really: No i don't think it is. But the bad habits that cause tooth decay are passed on through families. I have heard patients say that bad teeth run in th ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Grossman
44 years experience Endodontics
Great home care: Great home care along w a healthy diet and regular dental visits. Avoid sugary drinks, sticky sweets, potato chips, etc! use a Fluoride toothpaste.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
22 years experience Dentistry
Tooth decay: Sometimes if the decay is small enough flouride can help reverse the decay. But if the decay passes a certain point you will need a filling. Brush and ... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Acid: Acid demineralizes the enamel matrix of the teeth causing tooth decay.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patricia Mcgarry
36 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Tooth decay: Depends on if there is Fluoride in the city water and the child drinks it. The diet is the biggest culprit I have found- mothers control what the chi ... Read More
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