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Bleeding Tooth Cavity
How long does it require for your wisdom teeth cavities to stop bleeding after you get them removed?
Filling: Tooth decay is a hole in a tooth caused by the interaction between bacteria and sugar. The lesion must be cleaned and shaped, and the hole must be repaired with a filling of some sort. They don't get better on their own, only worse, so please see dentist soon. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Lots of things...: Maybe you pinched the ligament that attaches the tooth to the bone. This happens a lot during chewing hard foods and can even happen while you sleep. It's like a bruise and usually heals on its own. Maybe you have swelling in your gums. You also could have a cracked tooth or something more serious. Time to see your dentist :). ...Read moreSee 7 more doctor answers
Several signs.: Sometimes you can see a cavity. It will be an area of the tooth that appears to have a hole in it. It may be a soft, brown or black spot. Sometimes you can't see it, but you feel abnormal sensitivity to cold, hot, sweet, salty or spicy things. If any of these signs are present, get to a dentist immediately! ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Many things: You could have periodontal disease, cracked tooth syndrome, night time grinding, sinus infection, or any number of other things. Sounds like you need to see a dentist to have your pain diagnosed to find the answer in your specific case. ...Read more
Sorry...No.: Once a cavity starts, there's no way to reverse it by yourself. Nearly always, the infected/softened part of the tooth has to be removed, the remaining tooth cleaned & conditioned, & the missing part of the tooth replaced with a modern dental material. In very, very small cavities, newer techniques allow us to repair it without removing any tooth structure. Get it fixed while it's small and easy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It all wrecks things: Tooth decay will damage teeth as they eat away at the structure. Our jobs as dentists is to minimize the damage we cause when we fix the problem. So...The combination of decay and corrective measures does damage a tooth. The hope is to minimize the damage and hope that it stays like that. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have 6 cavities and a tooth that is broken in half. What are the dangers of not pulling the broken tooth and not filling the cavities?
Decayed teeth: If you don't get the cavities taken care of, soon the nerve of those teeth will be involved causing pain and infection and then you will need more complicated treatment. Same with broken tooth. If not taken care of, it will rot further and can cause abscess and infection. The infection can also spread in your body and heart. So the best is to see a dentist. Your health starts in your mouth. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: There are 5 sides to a tooth. The occlusal surface is the surface you bite on. The mesial surface which is the side closest to the midline. The distal surface which is away from the midline. The buccal surface which is closest to the cheek and the lingual surface which is closest to the tongue. You could have 5 cavities on a tooth. Sometimes the surfaces combine for example mesial/lingual. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly: Hi! Simply, the bacteria within the plaque on your teeth use sugars (including fructose) in a metabolism process called glycolysis, to get energy. The end product of this process is acid, which can breakdown the calcium phosphate in your tooth to start a cavity. This is why it is so important to remove the plaque on your teeth daily. Some fruits are acidic too which the damaging bacteria loves. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tooth decay: A tooth cavity is the result of bacterial action on the surface and core of a tooth. It erodes the enamel and dentum and in severe cases can infect the root and cause significant pain. It is best treated early by your dentist who can restore the tooth and protect it. If the root gets involved, a root canal treatment may necessary. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers