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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?
Tooth decay: Sometimes hormonal imbalance can change the ph of your body which in turn can make your mouth more acidic, which can be an environment the bacteria like to thrive in. That can lead to tooth decay. Also you may change the way you eat based on being in treatment, which can be different and possibly change the ph. The lower the ph the more acidic. Bacteria secretes acid to cause decay. ...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
What causes cavities on tooth and what's the solution. I regularly clean my teeth but still facing cavities problem .What could be future protection.
Infection: Decay is an infection. By "cleaning" do you mean you brush? Proper daily flossing is necessary also. Use a Fluoride toothpaste and have Fluoride treatments at the dentists. Avoid between meal snacks with sugar in them. Avoid carbonated soft drinks and non-carbonated drinks with sugar in them between meals. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have had several cavities for nearly a decade - one tooth is missing a third. Besides the discomfort/eventual tooth loss, is that dangerous?
Absolutely: Your teeth are part of your body. Would you let your finger, foot, head, heart, brain rot away? I hope not. Would you let termites eat your house away? Would you leave a hole in your roof until it collapses destroying the rest of your house? While some cavities may seem inconsequential now, left untreated they can become infected and kill you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What are the pros and cons to electively (no margin cavities) remove old porcelin fused to metal teeth crowns for new ones? Could a tooths root split?
Not likely: of course, it's always a possibility, but root splitting is not likely, as long as when the crowns are being cut off, they are fully cut through, down to the tooth, before they are removed. Really, unless you have decay on the teeth, there is no need to remove the old crowns. Unless you don't like the look of them or the porcelain has chipped off. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can't: Teeth lack the ability to generate new tooth, even if the decay is removed. They can build reparative dentin underneath, but not grow new tooth. Cavities are holes resulting from bacterial destruction. The tooth structure is gone, and the bacteria remain to continue the destruction. Nothing there, even after removal of bacteria, to fill hole back in. Teeth do not continue to grow, like skin. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Please tell me if I should feel insecure about getting a tooth extracted and getting a lot of cavities fixed?
I think you should : Feel anxious about not having medically recommended procedures done. Not getting treatment allows these problems to worsen over time. Time to bite the bullet and start getting your dental problems addressed. You will feel better about yourself and improve your health by getting needed treatment. Take care. ...Read more
Docs can you explain, is it really possible to go from no cavities to possibly losing a tooth in a matter of six months?
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