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How long does it require for your wisdom teeth cavities to stop bleeding after you get them removed?

How long does it require for your wisdom teeth cavities to stop bleeding after you get them removed?

Variable: If you are in normal health without any blood abnormalities and the surgery was straight forward then usually it should stop within 1 hour. However, in some people spotting occurs for 24-48 hours. If concerned please call your doctor asap. ...Read more

Dr. Louis Gallia
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Cavity (Definition)

Basically a cavity is a hole, or defect in the tooth structure. It is created by the demineralization and breakdown of tooth structure from the acid attack of ...Read more


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Why is it that tooth cavities don't heal?

Why is it that tooth cavities don't heal?

Invasion: Once the structure of the tooth is invaded and damaged by the bacteria/acid desolving process, it can not reform on its on. That's why we stress prevention to stop the destruction begins on the tooth. ...Read more

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Couldwhitening strips affect tooth cavities?

Couldwhitening strips affect tooth cavities?

Yes and No.: They will not make existing cavities worse; however, they will potentially cause some sensitivity if the whitening agent comes in contact with the cavity. It's best to have any cavities fixed prior to whitening. ...Read more

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What does a tooth cavity feel like?

What does a tooth cavity feel like?

Minor discomfort: The tooth itself may be sensitive to sweet food, cold drinks, or just plain aching. Cavity pain may be mild and short duration, or intense and last for hours (not minutes). May have certain odor present. ...Read more

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What is a tooth cavity and how is it treated?

What is a tooth cavity and how is it treated?

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 more

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Tooth pain but no cavities. What could this be?

Tooth pain but no cavities. What could this be?

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 more

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What are some signs that I have a tooth cavity?

What are some signs that I have a tooth cavity?

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 more

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How can you prevent tooth cavity?

How can you prevent tooth cavity?

Diet and hygiene: Tooth decay is close to being totally preventable with proper diet and correct home care of brushing and flossing. Limit sugar, hidden sugars, any juice or sweet drink can contribute to decay. ...Read more

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What could cause a tooth ache if you don't have any cavities?

What could cause a tooth ache if you don't have any cavities?

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

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Could this wisdom tooth (w/o cavities) have caused my headache?

Yes: There is a possibility that the way the tooth is either erupting or impacting can be a source of your headache. See your dentist to be sure. ...Read more

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Can tooth cavities treated or prevented by oneself after started?

Can tooth cavities treated or prevented by oneself after started?

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 more

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Can tooth cavities and the fillings cause permanent damage to your tooth?

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 more

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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?

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 more

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Is it possible to have multiple cavities on a tooth?

Is it possible to have multiple cavities on a tooth?

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 more

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How can I avoid tooth cavities?

How can I avoid tooth cavities?

Dental hygeine: Brush your teeth and floss. Regular dental checkups and cleanings. ...Read more

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Do fruits cause tooth cavities?

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 more

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Does salt help against tooth cavities?

Does salt help against tooth cavities?

No: No, salt does not prevent tooth decay. Plus, excess salt is bad for your overall health. The best formula for prevention of cavities is brushing thoroughly 2-3 times per day with Fluoride toothpaste and flossing daily. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is a tooth cavity?

What sort of problem is a tooth cavity?

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 more

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What can I do with a front tooth cavity?

I would not try to: Handle the cavity yourself. This is better left to a dentist. Please see your dentist to learn which options would be best tailored for you. ...Read more

Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Caries (Definition)

A destructive process causing decalcification of the tooth enamel and leading to continued destruction of enamel and dentin, and ...Read more


Dr. Alan Patterson
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