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Can A Leaking Dental Filling Cause Upset Stomach
Yes, but...: Usually for a short time only. Like a cut in the skin, it is normal to be tender for a couple of days until it heals. Deep fillings and cracked teeth can be highly sensitive (esp. To ice/cold) and may need further care. Sensitivity that lasts should be evaluated by your dentist. Root canal therapy can alleviate painful pulpal problems. ...Read more
Many years.: If you maintain good oral hygiene, dental fillings may last many years. As long as there is no additional decay under a filling and it is not broken, you should not replace a filling. ...Read more
The same as an adult:
The actual "filling" is the same as you would probably have. What is different is having to deal with the psychology of a 3 year old. This is something your pediatric dentist does daily.
"fillings" vary in size and surfaces of teeth involved. Some are small and can be done without any local anesthetic. Some are large and can involve multiple tooth surfaces and may require anesthetic. ...Read more
Depends: On the one used however anywhere from 1 hour to 3 hours generally. ...Read more
Avoid hot/cold and..: After the freezing wears off it is best not to drink anything extremely hot or cold because the nerves of the teeth may be inflamed. In addition, it helps not to bite anything extremely hard while the tooth is healing. It sometimes helps to take an over the counter pain pill. If the pain is more than a minor amount I would contact your dentist for assessment. ...Read more
Yes and...: One of the main reasons rct fails is neglect if the remaining tooth structure. Oral exposure of the rc filling under leaking/failed dental work allows bacteria to recontaminate in as little as 48hrs. If the tooth needing treatment is broken down, I simply use a "50% rule". That is, if more than half the visible tooth is broken/decayed, you need a crown to support what remains--not a filling. ...Read more
Sometimes: Every time a filling is removed and replaced a little bit of tooth is removed. Typically when the filling is 1/3 or more the width of the tooth, the tooth structure is thin enough that the tooth is vulnerable to break and so a crown is placed. If a crown is not placed the tooth can break and need to be removed. ...Read more
It is normal: Some discomfort or a mild pain should be considered as normal for a few weeks after having a dental filling. However, ask your dentist to reevaluate if pain is abnormal or if the pain persists more than 3 weeks. ...Read more
Hi there I was wondering if it's ok to have a dental filling whilst suffering with severe hayfever and sneezing a lot??
If sick: Whether or not to have a filling while suffering with any type of cold, allergy etc. Us up to two individuals. You the patient if you think you are up to it and would be able to undergo treatment without impairing the ability of the dentist to perform adequately (or better yet at top proficiency); and if your dentist is willing to treat you or prefers to wait until you are feeling better. Ask. ...Read more
My dental filling fell out while eating and I swollowed it, pregnant 37 weeks should I be worry now?
Yes and no: I'm not worried that you swallowed it...It'll pass. What concerns me is why it fell out. Many times when fillings fall out, it's because there is a lot of decay under it (though not always). Get to a dentist asap to have it checked out. The last thing you want is for this tooth to start hurting right before you go into labor or for a dental infection to endanger your baby! ...Read more
How does modern dental filling material interact with sugar, salt, pepper and food to inflame your mouth?
They Do Not: The bacteria do interact with foods to create acids that attack the teeth and cause decay and gum disease if you do not clean properly. Inflamed gums are the start of gum disease. If you are saying your entire mouth is inflamed then you need to see your md to check for allergies to food or materials. ...Read more
Breastfeeding. Had a local anaesthetic injection during dental filling work. Had distorted vision, numb tongue immediately after injection. Why?
YES: Composite or tooth colored fillings are set right away, however you want to wait until your numbness goes away so you don't bit your cheek! If it's silver fillings, then you will need to wait for about an hour until they set, although you shouldn't want those in your mouth anyway! ...Read more
When it is time.: Thorough examination, both clinical and with x-rays / imaging is recommended to determine whether a filling needs to be replaced. Some may not be pretty, or perfect, but still intact and functional. Clearly, if there is decay or marginal breakdown, then it should be replaced. I have some fillings that were placed in 1964 -- not perfect or beautiful, but still working. Keep the checkups. ...Read more
Get it checked: Even though it sometimes seems easy, people forget that getting a filling is actually a surgical procedure where the dentist "cuts out" the rotten part and re-seals the tooth. It can sometimes take a while for a tooth to feel good again. Get a quick check to make sure the bite is ok - you may be biting different when you are not numb - and that nothing is broken. If it's good, give it some time. ...Read more
BPA: Bpa. However, the cumulative release of bpa from composites dental filling appears to be minimal from the available research. First, realize that all dental materials are toxic to some degree and second, that the toxicology of resins is far less researched and far less understood than the effect of amalgams, which itself is inconclusive. I hope this helps! Regards. ...Read more
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Resin, amalgam, gold: In reality, all three are possible. Practically speaking, resin is the most common and desirable. Depending on the tooth, ceramic might also be possible. Lateral would ususlly infer a front tooth surface. ...Read more
Dental sealants: Dental sealants are thin plastic coatings that are applied to the grooves on the chewing surfaces of the back teeth to protect them from tooth decay. Most tooth decay in children and teens occurs on these surfaces. Sealants protect the chewing surfaces from tooth decay by keeping germs and food particles out of these grooves. ...Read more
It depends.: Which material is best for your child depends on whether this is a baby tooth or one of the permanent teeth, and how big the filling will need to be. Tooth colored fillings are usually best for really small fillings since it binds with the tooth enamel. Though not all tooth colred fillings work on baby teeth. Silver fillings are stronger so they may be better for larger fillings. ...Read more
Yes, you can: There is no contraindication and delaying dental treatment can have consequences. ...Read more
Pregnancy Filling: The first question I would have for you is how necessary is the filling to be done right now. 2nd- can it wait until after delivery? If there are no consequences for waiting putting it off a few months might be a better choice. Yes a filling can be done safely at any stage of your pregnancy but unless there are compelling reasons to do it now, why not wait until your pregnancy is a non-issue? ...Read more
Dental filling: The dentist advised no food x 1 hour after filling. In a few hours I see no reason why you cannot brush your teeth. ...Read more
Dental cleaning: See your dentist for a professional cleaning. It might take repolishing or replacing the fillings to get them the color you want. Cleaning first to see what changes can be made. Good luck. ...Read more
Wait: Until it's worn off before eating or drinking. You might injure your mouth tongue or lips while they're numb. ...Read more
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