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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Hoffmann
37 years experience Plastic Surgery
They are the same: Caries and cavities are different names for the same problem.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eyal Simchi
Specializes in Pediatric Dentistry
Early: Early caries sometimes present with sensitivity/pain to sweet .As the lesions progress thermal changes will often cause pain (more often cold). Bad br ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Dapper
35 years experience Dentistry
Depends: If at all possible have the caries removed and the tooth filled but only after assessing the periodontal health of the teeth..
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. J BARRY Stovall
45 years experience General Practice
Diet: This is a generalization. Some social classes have diets that are high in carbohydrates (sugars). Access to care as well as making dental health a pri ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Rawdin
37 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Both: There is a genetic component to caries susceptibility. Some people are just more prone to caries. However, lifestyle - particularly diet and how well ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Engel
38 years experience Dentistry
Stain doesnt cause p: Stains on teeth do not cause pain.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
38 years experience Dentistry
Yes but: It can if it leads to an infection that gets out of control and invades sinus areas or sub-lingual areas of the jaw. But this is uncommon in todays' w ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sal Aragona
40 years experience Dentistry
Yes: There have been reported deaths as the result of untreated dental caries (decay) leading to a significant abcess draining into the brain region.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Dental Caries: Dental caries is another term for tooth decay or dental cavities. Cavities are caused by specific types of bacteria which produce acid that destroys ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Brodsky
57 years experience Dentistry
Get the restorations: See your dentist and gegt the caries removed and the teeth restored asap.

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