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Black Tooth Under Crown
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 moreSee 5 more doctor answers
The crown of a tooth is that part of the tooth on top of the root. The crown of the tooth is the part that is visible in the mouth. A crown restoration is a procedure that restores the crown of a tooth that is damaged by fracture or extensive decay by cementing a replica of the crown over a prepared tooth, and is one of the most common ...Read more
Enamel growing: No. Enamel is usually done its formation in a tooth when the tooth erupts through the gums into the mouth. There are experiments going on now with stem cells to grow enamel and natural teeth, however, no enamel growth is taking place under a cap, if it did it would push the cap off. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lightly bumped front tooth w/weddingband. Used flashlight from under tooth. See horizontal line middle of tooth! Can't feel w/ nail. Craze line? 63yo
Probably: Lightly bumping your tooth with wedding ring unlikely to cause much damage. Seen it chip an edge of tooth. However, due to your age , you probably have numerous wear and damages including craze lines in the enamel. The light reflecting thru the tooth may make these obvious. We use the light to examine the teeth in a similar fashion. Not likely a problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is root canaled crown teeth supposed to feel same as none root canaled crown teeth? My root canaled crown teeth bit different, uncomfortable 9 months
All black tooth under perm. Crown < 3months old,tooth was never painful/discolored,root canal wasn't painfull but placing of crown was.this typical?
Depends: Certain metal alloys can discolor. See DDS for evaluatoin. ...Read more
Dentis removed amalgam filling, drilled tooth root after suspecting caries toxicity.Now tooth area is swollen.Taking macropen. Is this normal/enough?
Swellings: Swelling is not normal and in these types of cases usually represent an infection. Antibiotics tend to prevent spread of infection but does not address cause. Speak to the dentist treating you regarding what to do, rather than seeking advice online from someone who has limited information about your specific situation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Bone fragment 6 months post wisdom tooth extraction and dark spot around tooth root of next molar on x-ray. Dentist says not infection? Is he right?
Second opinion: I think your dentist is right. However, like all health care professionals dentists differ in training, experience, and in personality. Just look for the second opinion with an oral surgeon. Oral surgeons will generally provide good ethical second opinions, but there may be other factors that can influence their judgment (unlikely). Hope it helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Would my top front teeth have gum grafting done before composite resin bonding to fill in gaps? Showing tooth roots as an adult.
Crown placed on 2nd max molar in 2002. Dentist made me bite down on crown to place crown in the gums. Crown flaked. How DDS remove without surgery?
3 wisdom tooth extractrd and a molar tooth bone grafted also 6 weeks ago. Can flossing shift teeth positions?
1, molar(#14) gold crowned.2, root canalled from hole same teeth. If 1, and 2 successful, if same teeth has crack, will it be gum abcess, teeth pain, .
Possibly: If the existing crack progresses going down a root or into the crotch of the tooth, bacteria can travel in or out thru the crack, and the ligament that attaches to the root detaches, all leading to swelling and an abscess or fistula. Get an exam to see what's going on! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Periodontal disease: Floss carefully several times/day. Rinse with half-strength hydrogen peroxide. Get a Water Pik, and use it every day. CoQ10 orally, and perhaps gently brushed into the gums may help. Also, use Xylitol mints, make a solution with Xylitol, or you can even brush with Xylitol (it kills bacteria). If the condition doesn't get better in a week or so, see a dental hygienist or dentist ...Read more
Closing gaps: If the gap is especially wide, or you have multiple cosmetic issues to correct, your dentist may recommend braces or other options. If the teeth in question are damaged, then cosmetic dental crowns or veneers may be recommended with or without braces. However, if you simply want to close a small gap, bonding might be a good option. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I had a zirconia crown put on a front tooth and gum line around crown looks very dark, and gum looks purple compared to surrounding gum. Why is that?
See your dentist for a clinical examination to determine if the discoloration is extrinsic or intrinsic. You may need a simple hygiene appointment if the stains can be easily removed or you may be a candidate for bleaching or laminates, speak with your dentist for a definitive answer ...Read more
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