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A 34-year-old member asked:

is tooth needing root canal sensitive to heat?

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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
Sometimes: Sensitivity to heat may or may not be an indication for the need for root canal therapy. Determining whether or not you require rct is more complicated than merely based upon that one symptom. Your dentist can examine you and determine what treatment is appropriate.
Dr. Stephen Shpeen
Endodontics 38 years experience
Heat sensitivity: A tooth needing root canal can be heat sensitive. Usually this woud indicate an infected tooth unless you are also senstive to cold. At any rate it would be a good thing to see your denist or endodonist to check your tooth.
Dr. Kenneth Grossman
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Can be: Root canals are needed on teeth with pulpal disease. There are several stages of pulpal disease that all exhibit certain clinical symptoms. Early symptoms are cold sensitivity, later and more advanced is heat sensitivity, and lastly is pressure sensitivity. Also these symptoms can occur together at times. And many times there can be pain without any stimuli. Have an expert evaluate your heat sens.
Dr. Reena Gupta
Dentistry 19 years experience
Yes could be: When there is tooth infection..Caused by cavity penetrating enamel and dentin ..The exposed nerve endings and underlying nerve can cause sensitivity to heat..So heat sensitivity canbe experienced by a tooth needing rct but not always the tooth needing rct will have heat sensitivity..

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How do I care for my baby's new teeth?

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Brush daily: Once your baby has teeth it is important to brush them daily. You don't need to use toothpaste, a washcloth will do. Also, never put your baby to bed with a bottle as this will cause tooth decay and cavities.
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Which teeth come in first?

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Dr. Laura Webb
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Lower two front ones: Typically the front lower two teeth come in first, followed by the upper two front teeth. Then the ones on either side of the lower front ones, again followed by the ones on either side of the upper front ones. Teeth typically erupt in pairs, with the lower coming in before the upper.
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Why should I care for my baby's teeth?

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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
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Not all teeth...: ...Just the ones you don't want to rot and crumble. Even milk teeth can decay to the point of causing infections in the jaw and damage to permanent tooth buds.
Dr. Pamela Asseff
Dentistry 28 years experience
Baby teeth provide room for permanent teeth. If a baby tooth is badly decayed, the permanent tooth can come in with decay. This is known as Turner's tooth.
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Dr. Leon F. Gerard
Dentistry 39 years experience
You only have to take care of the teeth you want to keep
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baby teeth if decayed can cause problems with erruption of permanent,also decayed teeth can cause infections ands can affect the whole body if it starts forming abscesses..so should take care of baby teeth..also dont want baby to have pain!
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A 37-year-old member asked:

What's a cheap fix for my yellow teeth?

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Dr. Michael Teitelbaum
Dentistry 32 years experience
Payment plan: Any otc system will proabably be a waste of money. A professionally made tray & system may be able to painlessly whiten your teeth, and many dentists offer payment plans to allow you to make small monthly payments & get the smile of your dreams..
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How do you know when your wisdom teeth are growing into your moth?

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Can see sometimes: Your gums may get red, swollen and sore. You may be able to see a new tooth. The only way to know for sure is to see a dentist.

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