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Doctor insights on: Calculus Build Up On Teeth

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How to prevent calculus build up on lower teeth and dental appliances?

How to prevent calculus build up on lower teeth and dental appliances?

Brush and floss: The only way to eliminate calculus build up is by brushing and flossing frequently. It takes pyhsical removal of the placque before it calcified into the hard tarter, or calculus. Some people will have more tendency to build up calculus because of the chemical composition of their saliva. And of course regular dental care. ...Read more

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Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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Can someone's teeth be saved if they have a high amount of calculus on their teeth?

Can someone's teeth be saved if they have a high amount of calculus on their teeth?

Other key factors: It's not the amount of calculus present that determines whether or not teeth can be saved. Bone loss and non-restorable teeth from decay leads to tooth loss. Some people have tremendous amounts of calculus and have no bone loss or decay, while others have moderate chronic calculus but severe bone loss and rampant decay. Get a comprehensive exam & x-rays and a treatment plan with options. ...Read more

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How can tartar/calculus form on teeth?

How can tartar/calculus form on teeth?

Plaque and Calculus: Plaque is a gummy substance that forms on the teeth within a few hours after food. Plaque can harden, and when it does, it is then called tartar.. Calculus = (tartar) is a form of hardened dental plaque. ...Read more

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How can I get calculus off my teeth without going to the dentist?

How can I get calculus off my teeth without going to the dentist?

Not recommeded: You would have to use the dental scalers a hygienist uses. Unless you have dental training on this you could: 1. Remove gum tissue/ filling 2. Infect yourself by not using a sterile instrument in your mouth leading to cold sores or tetanus. It takes a lot of training to safely enter the mouth with a sharp scaler. As a dentist i woul not consider scaling my one teeth and pay a hygienist to do i. ...Read more

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Can you have calculus on your teeth and it not show up on the films especially if it's on the lingual surface? On the films can you only see it distal and mesial and not facial or lingual?

Can you have calculus on your teeth and it not show up on the films especially if it's on the lingual surface? On the films can you only see it distal and mesial and not facial or lingual?

Excellent : Excellent question, and you have your bearings on the surfaces of the teeth just right. Buccal (facial) & lingual is easy enough to visualize in an exam. Since the calculus is somewhat radiopaque, it will show up on a radiograph, but on those surfaces there is too much tooth structure (density) that will probably mask it. On the mesial and distal surfaces of the roots, there's nothing but air and soft tissue between the film and the xray source. That's why you can see it on those surfaces, and why we need radiographs to "see" between the teeth. Hope this info helps. ...Read more

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Bottom gums swelled and stayed after cleaning. Were fine before. Some is calculus. But the rest I don't know. Purple looking vein under a couple teeth?

Bottom gums swelled and stayed after cleaning. Were fine before. Some is calculus. But the rest I don't know. Purple looking vein under a couple teeth?

Toothache: Give it a few days. Try some ibuprofen for pain and inflammation if you can take it. Rinse 3 times daily with warm salt water. If you continue to have pain, call your doctor for evaluation. It sounds like you might have had needed a pretty good cleaning or had a deep cleaning. It isn't uncommon to be sore if you had a lot of calculus build up. ...Read more

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Is tooth calculus cleaning procedure done by dentist, totally safe?

Is tooth calculus cleaning procedure done by dentist, totally safe?

Yes: Scaling and root planing is a safe procedure that can be performed by a dentist or hygienist. There should be no problems associated with this treatment. ...Read more

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I got 3 teeth filled yesterday. 2 feel fine. 1 feels little high like a small stone. Can i ignore it or should I be concerned?

I got 3 teeth filled yesterday. 2 feel fine. 1 feels little high like a small stone. Can i ignore it or should I be concerned?

Have adjusted ASAP!!: A small, high filling "bump" especially on an immediately light cured "white" one can create serious damage like high heels denting a basketball court. In the least it can be annoying or create sensitivity at the most can fracture the filled tooth and it's opposing tooth. While ones bite seems to adapt, it doesn't! a slight bite adjustment now (no can prevent significant issues latter. ...Read more

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Tooth 30 horizontal ricegrain size chip at inside gum line, I have calculus line along that tooth, the chip is not a hole its solid on inside. How to fi?

Tooth 30 horizontal ricegrain size chip at inside gum line, I have calculus line along that tooth, the chip is not a hole its solid on inside. How to fi?

See your dentist: See your dentist who can go over the options. Without personally seeing you and an x-ray of the tooth, we can't properly advise you. It could require a bonded composite filling or a crown. ...Read more

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My son is 5 ys.During sleeping i hear sound from his teeth .Like a spasm.He also developed stone in the duct of lt submandibular gland?

My son is 5 ys.During sleeping i hear sound from his teeth .Like a spasm.He also developed stone in the duct of lt submandibular gland?

Sounds like bruxism: It's common for young children to have bruxism or "teeth grinding" during sleep. Sometimes this goes away on its own. Sometimes it is associated with a dental abnormality or other problem. It might be helpful to have his dentist perform an examination. His pediatrician might be able to offer more specific advice on evaluation or treatment with an exam as well. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can biting into a stone hard bread crust cause tooth sensitivity and slight afterache to liquid only in one tooth? Does sensodyne help?

Can biting into a stone hard bread crust cause tooth sensitivity and slight afterache to liquid only in one tooth? Does sensodyne help?

Yes: You have started a inflammatory process on the tooth called a pulpitis. It is most likely reversible, which means your tooth will eventually go back to normal. The inflammation is in the nerve and sensodyne can't help out there. ...Read more

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Wisdom tooth removal & dc gave me amoxicillin & metronidazole.I got back pain in left side & dark yellow urine.Is it kidney stone or medicine effect?

Wisdom tooth removal & dc gave me amoxicillin & metronidazole.I got back pain in left side & dark yellow urine.Is it kidney stone or medicine effect?

Probably med effect: Metronidazole is known to turn urine a brownish color. Also, being dehydrated can also make your urine look dark. Kidney stones usually cause pain and may be associated with blood in the urine. ...Read more

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How are plaque, calculus and dental caries different?

How are plaque, calculus and dental caries different?

3 Different Things: Plaque- The soft, sticky material that accumulates on your teeth constantly and is removed with brushing and flossing Calculus - Calcified plaque that has to be professionally removed. It is associated with periodontal diseases. Caries - Tooth decay. It is caused by specific bacteria within the plaque that infect the teeth and break down tooth structure with acid. ...Read more

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I'm wondering what is the difference between plaque, calculus and dental caries?

I'm wondering what is the difference between plaque, calculus and dental caries?

Plaque and caries: Dental plaque is a biofilm on your teeth. Plaque that is not removed from the teeth turns into a substance called tartar or calculus. Dental caries, a pathological process of destruction of tooth structure by bacteria. Plaque can cause tooth decay by producing acids ...Read more

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I noticed that I will find an occassional tonsil stone in my mouth.Should I be treated? I don't want to do anything too invasive if it can b avoided..

I noticed that I will find an occassional tonsil stone in my mouth.Should I be treated? I don't want to do anything too invasive if it can b avoided..

Tonsil stone: is very common condition. Many small tonsil stones do not cause any noticeable symptoms. The larger stones can have a major symptoms like a bad breath, sore throat and earache. No symptoms no special treatment is required. Hope it helps. ...Read more

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I just removed so much tonsil stone from one hole 10 mins ago. I rinsed my mouth with mouth wash but I feel like if I have a stone in same spot again?

I just removed so much tonsil stone from one hole 10 mins ago. I rinsed my mouth with mouth wash but I feel like if I have a stone in same spot again?

Irritation?: When you remove the stone, some irritation would occur but I would expect this sensation to improve in about 48 hrs. If this is a recurrent problem. consult an ENT for possible tonsillectomy. ...Read more

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I have my first tonsil stone. Small mouth, big gag reflex, and I've tried everything. Will it fall out on its own? How long will it take?

Soon: If you are referring to the whitish material that accumulates in tonsillar crevices, this is what I call tonsillar dandruff. You can gargle with salt water and almost any other mouthwash and this will loosen these accumulations of debris and they can be spit out. These particles will smell badly, because they also are composed of skin cells and bacteria. Keep trying and they will come out . ...Read more