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Black tooth under temp crown, is it tooth decay?

Black tooth under temp crown, is it tooth decay?

It All Depends: All other answers are valid. However, I'd like to add that if the temp crown was recently placed while you're waiting for a permanent crown, the black coloration can be from bacteria getting through the temp crown. It's a result of not having a good seal with the temp crown and usually not a cavity. You commonly see this if the temp crown has been in place for some time where the seal is bad. ...Read more

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Could clenching teeth cause tooth loss?

Could clenching teeth cause tooth loss?

It may..: Grinding and clenching of teeth can cause fractures in the teeth that can render them unrestorable. In addition, excessive parafunctional forces can cause bone loss, and thus weaken the tooth's bony support, resulting in premature loss. ...Read more

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Could braces fix a horizontally impacted wisdom tooth?

Could braces fix a horizontally impacted wisdom tooth?

No: If the tooth was erupted, it might be possible to straighten. While theoretically possible, a horizontally impacted tooth would have to be exposed, brought into the mouth with a fixed orthodontic attachment, and then attempted to orthodontically bring into a proper alignment. Similarly impacted cuspids are sometimes brought into place this way, but not non-essential wisdom teeth. ...Read more

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I have an impacted wisdom tooth on abscessed tooth. Help?

I have an impacted wisdom tooth on abscessed tooth. Help?

See a dentist ASAP: Sometimes wisdom teeth are valuable asset when healthy and properly aligned, but more often, they are misaligned and require removal. The removal of wisdom teeth is one of the most common procedures at ages 15-24. See your dentist for evaluation and x-rays. ...Read more

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Could braces fix a horizontal impacted wisdom tooth?

Could braces fix a horizontal impacted wisdom tooth?

Not easily: It means putting braces on all the other teeth for anchorage, surgically exposit the wisdom tooth and placing an attachment on the tooth, then gradually, over a very long time lifting the impacted tooth up into place. Most probably the best solution is to have the wisdom tooth removed before it causes damage. See an orthodontic specialist for an initial evaluation (often free) to find out more. ...Read more

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Could dental veneers cause root canals?

Could dental veneers cause root canals?

Possible ?: Possible? Yes. Likely? No. In the hands of an experienced dentist and with proper precautions, the risk of this is very small. Any time a drill is used on teeth, there is always a risk of inflammation and irreversible damage to the nerve of the tooth. More often, the tooth would have required root canal therapy anyway due to previous decay or dental treatment. ...Read more

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Can a decaying cracked wisdom tooth cause dizziness?

Can a decaying cracked wisdom tooth cause dizziness?

Decayed wisdom tooth: A decayed wisdom tooth is not likely to cause dizziness. You should see your ent doctor in the area so he can check out the dizziness. ...Read more

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Is tooth decay hereditary?

Is tooth decay hereditary?

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 their family, but i don't agree with that. If you brush 2-3 times a day, floss once a day, rinse once a day, see the dentist every 6 months, you will go a long way toward breaking this family tradition. ...Read more

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Dentis removed amalgam filling, drilled tooth root after suspecting caries toxicity.Now tooth area is swollen.Taking macropen. Is this normal/enough?

Dentis removed amalgam filling, drilled tooth root after suspecting caries toxicity.Now tooth area is swollen.Taking macropen. Is this normal/enough?

Infection: Your tooth appears infected. You need root canal therapy. Make sure your dentist is aware of your swelling. Taking macropen may not be enough to control the problem. Let your dentist take a look. ...Read more

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Can Wisdom tooth extraction change face shape?

Can Wisdom tooth extraction change face shape?

Normally not: The alignment of the wisdom teeth are often not the determining factor in facial symmetry. If the other teeth start shifting, etc., then there could be some changes. ...Read more

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Can wisdom tooth occlusion be corrected?

Can wisdom tooth occlusion be corrected?

Wisdom teeth: In many cases, if wisdom teeth come in crooked, or erupt only partially, it is because there is not enough room for them. Wisdom teeth are rarely if ever included in orthodontic correction, and are usually indicated to be removed. ...Read more

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Could wisdom teeth cause stress, jaw ache and tooth clashing/grinding?

Could wisdom teeth cause stress, jaw ache and tooth clashing/grinding?

No: No. The symptoms you related is TMJ or tmd. Removing your wisdom teeth will do nothing for your described symptoms. ...Read more

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Filling caused root canal and crown - dentist at fault?

Filling caused root canal and crown - dentist at fault?

Thanks for asking!: A fillings most important function is to be leak proof. When the tooth is prepared for a filling not all of the bacteria is removed. Some are still hiding in the tooth structure and will continue to decay the tooth at a slower rate when covered by the filling because there is little to no oral fluids leaking in to feed the bugs. In time the bugs win again and then you get a root canal and crown. ...Read more

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3 wisdom tooth extractrd and a molar tooth bone grafted also 6 weeks ago. Can flossing shift teeth positions?

3 wisdom tooth extractrd and a molar tooth bone grafted also 6 weeks ago.  Can flossing shift teeth positions?

No: Flossing will, if anything, tighten teeth by improving gum/bone health. If you think teeth are shifting see your General Dentist and/or Oral Surgeon for a review of your occlusion. ...Read more

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Is teeth clenching bad?

Is teeth clenching bad?

Yes: Even when we clench we are grinding a bit, not a lot of motion but our teeth have mountains and valleys normally, not flats, so biting still grinds the teeth a bit. Clinching can cause your to damage fillings as well. Likely you are grinding at night on top of that and may need an occlusal guard. Talk to you dentist about your options. ...Read more

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Dental caries, tooth decay: causes?

Dental caries, tooth decay:  causes?

Bacteria: Tooth decay is caused when the bacteria in plaque are exposed to sugars and metabolize the sugars into acid. Plaque is sticky and concentrates the acid onto the enamal of your teeth which dissolves it creating a cavity. Plaque without sugar or starch wil not cause decay. Sugar without plaque will not cause decay. Acid alone, like lemons, will dissolve enamal and can cause decay, . ...Read more

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My gum has separated from my tooth after wisdom teeth extraction. How do they treat receding gums?

My gum has separated from my tooth after wisdom teeth extraction. How do they treat receding gums?

See dentist: You should return to your dentist to have a periodontal exam and then the various treatment options can be explained to you. ...Read more

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Could getting root canal on abscessed tooth hurt?

Could getting root canal on abscessed tooth hurt?

Should not: To the contrary, the root canal should relieve the pain! proper anesthesia should prevent pain during the procedure! ...Read more

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Can a root canalled tooth with a crown get decayed?

Can a root canalled  tooth with a crown get decayed?

Yes: You can get decay under your crown and the crown may need to be replaced. Because you have had a root canal you would not have pain or sensitivity if there is decay in the crowned tooth so make sure you have regular dental care so any problem can be detected early and be fixable so you do not loose your tooth. ...Read more

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