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could hydrogen peroxide cause cavitys?

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Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
Dentistry 25 years experience
No: Hydrogen peroxide (assuming it is for dental use) does not cause cavities.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Hydrogen Peroxide: Bleaching products for teeth may contain hydrogen peroxide (H202) or carbamide peroxide (hydrogen peroxide + urea) However, that does not mean that you should be playing with bleaching your teeth with H2O2. High concentrations of H2O2 can be very damaging.

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What does getting a cavity filled feel like? Dont want to pay for local

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Bad: Its the drill that hurts. Pay for a local - or a laser drill - or get ready - it ain't fun or worth going wo anesthesia.
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Does having a cavity filled hurt?

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Cavity: This really depends on how deep the drilling is going to be. Shallow cavities usually are simple but I have yet to hear of a simple cavity. Hence in general there will be some pain while having it attended to.
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If you have a cavity, does the tooth need to be extracted?

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Tooth Decay: Only extensive decayed teeth need to be extracted if they can't be built up again. Early detection of decay will preserve tooth structure and protect the nerve inside preventing a root canal. Regular dental check ups, good brushing after meals and eating/drinking healthy will prevent tooth decay.
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Why can't my doctors know where the air bubbles come from in my chest cavity?

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Air bubble in chest : Pneumomediastinum or air in the chest can come from lungs, trachea or esophagus. It can happen from deep sniffing, drug abuse, and heavy exertion. I see a number of teenager with lot of air in the chest from unknown cause. Air can also come from root canal. Air bubbles can also mean infection. It may be sign of grave disease process or it may be totally benign requiring simple observation.

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