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Can a porcelain inlay cause damage to the tooth and crack it?

Can a porcelain inlay cause damage to the tooth and crack it?

Not if done right: If the tooth is properly prepared and the inlay putbin correctly there should be no problem. ...Read more

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Could a dental crown cause the root underneath it to die?

Could a dental crown cause the root underneath it to die?

Crown=restoration: A crown restores a tooth. It is restored from it's broken, decayed or damaged condition. Anytime a tooth is damaged it can start a process (pulpitis), that could eventually cause the nerve to die and require a root canal treatment. ...Read more

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When is a crown indicated over a veneer? Does the underlying tooth need to be built up to place the veneer over if a large amount chipped off?

When is a crown indicated over a veneer? 

Does the underlying tooth need to be built up to place the veneer over if a large amount chipped off?

Crown vs veneer: A fundamental difference between veneers and crowns is how much of the tooth they cover over. Typically, the indication of whether a patient should have veneers or crowns is based on what the patient and dentist is looking to achieve. ...Read more

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Can an endodontist drill through a permanent dental crown to do a root canal or does the crown have to come off (crown is affixed to bridge)?

Can an endodontist drill through a permanent dental crown to do a root canal or does the crown have to come off (crown is affixed to bridge)?

Endodontist can: Endodontist can do it and not brake your crown. Endodontists are dentists who specialize in saving teeth, and have at least 2-3 years of advanced training in root canals. They are experts at diagnosing and relieving tooth pain/infection, and use advanced equipment to treat patients efficiently and comfortably. ...Read more

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

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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Can my bridge be damaged if a root treatment is to be performed the dentist wants to drill through the bridge as I have an abcess front teeth?

Can my  bridge be damaged if a root treatment is to be performed the dentist wants to drill through the bridge as I have an abcess front teeth?

RCT through bridge: Obviously, drilling a hole through the back of a crown will create a break in the integrity of the restoration. In doing so, there is always a risk of further damage to the porcelain which might necessitate remaking the entire bridge. What your dentist proposes is quite common. If everything goes well, your dentist will permanently seal the hole after the rct is completed. Then remake? ...Read more

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Is it possible that a chipped tooth on dentures can be repaired?

Is it possible that a chipped tooth on dentures can be repaired?

Maybe: Most often we will replace the tooth. If you see a prosthodontist, they may be able to do this in the office, if they have a matching tooth. Most often it will be sent to the lab for a replacement. Sometimes, we can repair it in the office. See the expert -- the prosthodontist. ...Read more

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I have a porcelain crown and the bottom part is wearing off and the metal cap is becoming exposed. Is this harmful? Also how does the dentist fix that

I have a porcelain crown and the bottom part is wearing off and the metal cap is becoming exposed. Is this harmful? Also how does the dentist fix that

Crown is not 4 ever: An older crown may eventually show signs that it’s time for a replacement. A damaged crown won’t protect the underlying tooth properly, so if an old crown has suffered damage, it’s time for a replacement. If you don’t replace the defective crown, you might be risking decay and further damage to a natural tooth. ...Read more

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Can a tooth broken to the gumline with out alot of structure left be saved with a root canal and post/core?

Can a tooth broken to the gumline with out
alot of structure left be saved with a root canal and post/core?

Of course: Teeth which are broken off at the gum-line can many times be saved and restored to function and natural appearance. It is also cost effective and less than removing the tooth, placing an implant. Proper diagnosis is the key to a successful treatment. See your dentist for an exam and x-rays. ...Read more

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Chipped a very small piece off the tip of my canine tooth. The dentist said to fix it would be to grind it down even more and cap it. Is this right?

Chipped a very small piece off the tip of my canine tooth. The dentist said to fix it would be to grind it down even more and cap it. Is this right?

Depends: If only a small piece chipped and there are no other large restorations, i would just smooth it. If there are large restorations, it would need a crown. Since you have doubts, 2nd opinion. ...Read more

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How can you anchor your bridge if the back tooth has decay and is loose?

How can you anchor your bridge if the back tooth has decay and is loose?

Implant: It sounds like the back tooth is not strong enough to support a bridge. Another alternative for replacing missing teeth is a dental implant. This is like an artificial "tooth root" placed in the jaw and allows the dentist to place a crown or cap onto the implant. ...Read more

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If 4 teeth got light polishing and one of them in the front got a bonding to fix chips can that lead to bite collapse. Clenching throughout, not much

If 4 teeth got light polishing and one of them in the front got a bonding to fix chips can that lead to bite collapse. Clenching throughout,  not much

No: The tern bite collapse has a specific meaning and given this information it would not lead to bite collapse. Clenching however can be a result of a disturbed bite. Polishing would not disturb your bite any more than waxing your car would change the way the doors close. A filling can change your bite especially if its high or hitting hard. Ask your dentist to check the bite on the new fillings. ...Read more

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

Yes: Cavities have destroyed part of the tooth by definition. Fixing the cavity removes the bad part of the tooth and a little more to ensure you are touching "good" tooth. So you have a hole in the natural tooth that is filled or restored with different materials depending on how big the cavity was. ...Read more

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Can a filling on the bottom tooth cause pain to the tooth next to it?

Yes: Teeth adjacent to any restoration can feel like they have been treated also. The nerve for both teeth enters the brain together and the brain has difficulty discriminating which tooth has had a new filling. ...Read more

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How much depth surface is drilled off from an adult's natural front tooth (vs. All of it to gumline for a crown) to accommodate for a dental veneer?

How much depth surface is drilled off from an adult's natural front tooth (vs. All of it to gumline for a crown) to accommodate for a dental veneer?

Approx 1 mm: A very small amount of tooth surface is removed. After all, room is needed for the veneer itself, and if too thin, it can be too transparent and fail to change the tooth color. Make the veneers with porcelain that is opaque, and it looks chalky and lifeless. Bucally malpositioned teeth may require more reduction to look aligned with the adjacent teeth. ...Read more

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How often does it happen that when a tooth is extracted that the bony wall adjacent to the next tooth breaks and must also be extracted, as well?

How often does it happen that when a tooth is extracted that the bony wall adjacent to the next tooth breaks and must also be extracted, as well?

Fairly often: The bone that makes up the tooth's socket, is fragile and portions of it next to the next tooth can break during the extraction process. ...Read more

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Was wondering if your gum can become infected because a filling chipped, can it cause a root canal?

Was wondering if your gum can become infected because a filling chipped, can it cause a root canal?

By itself, no: You can develop an infection in the gums if food debris is left between the tooth and the gums, allowing bacteria to grow and use the food as a food source. Your gums can also seem infected as a result of an abscess of a tooth that has found a way through the bone and gums and causes swelling at the exit portal.By itself, a chipped tooth wont cause gum infection. ...Read more

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Can a porcelain inlay cause damage to the tooth and crack it?

Not if done right: If the tooth is properly prepared and the inlay putbin correctly there should be no problem. ...Read more

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Does replacing anagram filling with inlays also require the removal of more tooth structure?

Does replacing anagram filling with inlays also require the removal of more tooth structure?

It depends: Once the amalgam has been removed and all caries excavated, a bonded inlay or onlay can be made with minimum additional tooth reduction, unfortunately when there are caries present you may have to remove some healthy tooth as well, your dentist will do his best to keep as much healthy structure as possible. Do not worry too much. Drmokbel@scdentalimplants.Com. ...Read more

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I got a inlay in one of my tooth and it has a slight high bite and there is sensitivity when I chew there. What does the sensitivity mean?

I got a inlay in one of my tooth and it has a slight high bite and there is sensitivity when I chew there. What does the sensitivity mean?

Inflammation: Sensitivity equates to inflammation. If the bite is high, then all of your occlusal forces are being placed on that tooth. Have your dentist adjust the bite and see if that helps. ...Read more

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When getting inlay or onlay placed in would the doctor shave ou only the filling that needs to be replaced or with some of the tooth structure too?

Yes: The straight answer, is yes you have to remove the old filling and shave off any decay around the cavity to reach a clean surface and remove additional tooth structure to properly design and fabricate the new piece.hope this helps. ...Read more

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Once you have cracked tooth syndrome, are you going to inevitably get more cracks? I've been told I have cracked tooth syndrome and several small cracks in one of my molars. I'm not sure what causes it, but i'm worried that once it's started i will just w

Once you have cracked tooth syndrome, are you going to inevitably get more cracks? I've been told I have cracked tooth syndrome and several small cracks in one of my molars. I'm not sure what causes it, but i'm worried that once it's started i will just w

Cracked : Cracked tooth syndrome (cts) involves a crack in the tooth portion that is above the gum line. 90 % of cts is fixed with a simple crown. It keeps the cracked part of the tooth above the gum line from moving & all the symptoms from being stimulating. The other 10% need root canal as well because the crack has reached the root canal system. If the crack is one of the above (described as favorable) this is a complete cure. If the tooth is cracked further below the gum, involving a fracture (or crack) of the root, the tooth will need to be extracted. Your dentist will know because there will be a space in the attachment of the tooth to the bone, just in the location of the crack. Xray evidences this type of crack, whereas cts is not discernable on xray exam. ...Read more

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Can a decaying cracked wisdom tooth cause dizziness?

Can a decaying cracked wisdom tooth cause dizziness?

Decayed wisdom tooth: A decayed wisdom tooth is not likely to cause dizziness. You should see your ent doctor in the area so he can check out the dizziness. ...Read more

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Can a hairline cracked tooth cause a burning feeling inside of the tooth when bending your head down? The tooth is located in the bottom front.

Can a hairline cracked tooth cause a burning feeling inside of the tooth when bending your head down? The tooth is located in the bottom front.

Not related: A cracked tooth or incomplete tooth fracture is a possible source of intermittent toothache. The pain that has a tingling or burning quality pain still persists when bending your head down, it is possible that the source of your problem is not in your teeth. See a dentist for a differential diagnosis. ...Read more

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I've got to get a root canal cause my tooth is cracked, but i been following up on the internet that a root canal can cause cancer. What do I do?

I've got to get a root canal cause my tooth is cracked, but i been following up on the internet that a root canal can cause cancer. What do I do?

Junk: You need to be more discerning. The scare over formylcresol is a misapplication of Petri dish junk science. The disinformation artistry and links to big money quackery are obvious. Research piranhas at the NIH get root canals. Go get your tooth fixed and forgive my bluntness. ...Read more

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Can a cracked tooth cause streptococcus pneumoniae to go into the bloodstream?

Can a cracked tooth cause streptococcus pneumoniae to go into the bloodstream?

Yes any port of: entry and depressed immune system will allow bacteria to enter the bloodstream and cause bacteremia or septicemia. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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Cracked tooth syndrome? At my last visit to the dentist, she told me I have cracked tooth syndrome and have tiny cracks in several of my teeth. I go back in 10 days for this, and i'd like to know what caused it, or if there's anything i can do to stop it.

Cracked tooth syndrome? At my last visit to the dentist, she told me I have cracked tooth syndrome and have tiny cracks in several of my teeth. I go back in 10 days for this, and i'd like to know what caused it, or if there's anything i can do to stop it.

Some clarification: This comes from weakened tooth structure & excessive biting forces, either independently or in combination. People who suffer from bruxism or bite on hard foods are more prone to developing cracks in their teeth. There is a difference between visible surface cracks & cts! not all surface cracks are of concern or cause pain. Cts typically causes pain on biting, even more on release. Nite guard? ...Read more

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Can tooth decay cause upper chest tightness? i have no pain though coming from the tooth but its been cracked for 3yrs now.

Can tooth decay cause upper chest tightness? i have no pain though coming from the tooth but its been cracked for 3yrs now.

DDS and MD!: See a physician asap regarding your chest tightness and a dentist regarding your cracked tooth. Not seeing both is dangerous! Dental infections can spread throughout the body and even cause death. I would also be concerned that the chest tightness could be a warning sign of something serious. Do you like to play Russian Roulette? ...Read more

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Had pneumococcal bacteremia, told likely from sinuses but how do i know if my cracked tooth and build up of plaque wasn't the real cause?

Had pneumococcal bacteremia, told likely from sinuses but how do i know if my cracked tooth and build up of plaque wasn't the real cause?

It is possible: In the presence of plaque even daily life activities such as eating, brushing the teeth or using toothpicks may induce bacteremia. See your dentist right away to find out what can be done for your tooth and to improve your oral health. ...Read more

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Can swallowing the pus drainage from gum abscess/cracked tooth abscess cause blood poisoning?

Can swallowing the pus drainage from gum abscess/cracked tooth abscess cause blood poisoning?

No: Swallowing the pus will not cause the infection to spread but if the infection is left untreated the bacteria can get into your bloodstream and cause more serious illness ...Read more

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What happens when you heat your teeth? Through molding it with heated rubber, can it cause the teeth to crack or melt?

What happens when you heat your teeth? Through molding it with heated rubber, can it cause the teeth to crack or melt?

Kill nerve: Severe temperature change, if long enough, can cause the nerve (pulp) in a tooth to die. Normally, if you are molding an otc mouthpiece/mouthguard, the length of time that the temperature is elevated would not possibly cause harm, but i would suggest a custom made mouthpiece from your dentist. ...Read more

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I have composite fillings in most of my teeth, including the front. Can I safely use a dental trainer for teeth alignment, or can it cause cracks?

Fillings and...: Generally speaking, if the composite fillings are sound, then Orthodontic movement by any number of methods should not harm them. If they break or come out they were probably in need of replacement or the teeth should have some more permanent or stronger replacement. Having said that the dentist actually treating you is best to make that determination. Discuss with him or her before treatment. ...Read more

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My 2 bottom teeth don't line up with my 2 top teeth & it's causes discomfort when I line them up Discomfort goes away and I always have to crack jaw?

My 2 bottom teeth don't line up with my 2 top teeth & it's causes discomfort when I line them up Discomfort goes away and I always have to crack jaw?

Ortho Consultation: There are many techniques for correcting a crossbite in an adult. They all require orthodontic treatment. I would suggest that you have an orthodontic consult for diagnosis and treatment options. ...Read more

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Can cigarettes cause "craze" cracks? Only my bottom 2front teeth have them. I noticed it after using whitening strips am going to lose my front teeth?

Can cigarettes cause "craze" cracks? Only my bottom 2front teeth have them. I noticed it after using whitening strips am going to lose my front teeth?

Smoking: Heating dryness can make teeth more susceptible to crazing. Nicotine and tars then stain the microscopic fractures (craze lines). I don't have to tell youth smoking will damage your body, you're seeing visual proof that your body is already damaged. Get help quitting smoking, NOW. Then see your Dentist about cosmetic correction. ...Read more

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Im having spasms in my face, i blackout, losebalance and my teeth crack together then i get a migraine.Wat could cause this? I do have a history seizr

Im having spasms in my face, i blackout, losebalance and my teeth crack together then i get a migraine.Wat could cause this? I do have a history seizr

Seizure / migraine: You have symptoms that warrant medical evaluation. With a good history and physical examination, and with the aid of tests like electroencephalogram and mri, your physician will be able to establish a diagnosis and correct treatment. I suggests a neurological evaluation as well. This could all be related to your seizure disorder. Migraines can co-exist in seizure disorders as well. ...Read more

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