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A 43-year-old member asked:

for what reasons might tooth really hurts after filling?

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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
Not always, but.....: Not all teeth hurt after fillings. In fact, most of the time there is little or no sensitivity afterwards at all. However, think of the process of getting a filling as a minor surgical procedure. The drilling, water, air, etc. Make the nerve of the tooth somewhat temporarily inflamed and this causes some discomfort initially. As the nerve repairs itself, the sensitivity goes away.
Dr. George Hanna
Dentistry 16 years experience
Depends on filling: Sometimes white fillings cause sensitivity. If the filling is deep and close to nerve, check with the dentist to take xray and check it. Hope this helps, .

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

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Dr. Laura Webb
Pediatrics 13 years experience
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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Why should I care for my baby's teeth?

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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 35 years experience
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.
Aug 14, 2013
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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Dr. Reena Gupta commented
Dentistry 19 years experience
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 30-year-old member asked:

How would help my daughter to avoid problems filling a prescription for me?

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Controlled?: If the medication is uncontrolled, there should be no problem. If the medication is controlled, she shouldn't be getting for you. Controlled prescription medications are the fastest growing category of abuse3d drugs in the country.
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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Dr. James Donley
Dentistry 54 years experience
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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