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How did I get bad tooth decay under crown?

How did I get bad tooth decay under crown?

Oral hygiene: A crown has a seal around it just like the caulking around you windows. This deteriorates over time and allows bacteria in if your oral hygiene or diet is not adequate. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
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Crown (Definition)

The crown of a tooth is that part of the tooth on top of the root. The crown of the tooth is the part that is visible in the mouth. A crown restoration is a procedure that restores the crown of a tooth that is damaged by fracture or extensive decay by cementing a replica of the crown over a prepared tooth, and is one of the most common ...Read more


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Black tooth under temp crown, is it tooth decay?

Black tooth under temp crown, is it tooth decay?

It All Depends: All other answers are valid. However, I'd like to add that if the temp crown was recently placed while you're waiting for a permanent crown, the black coloration can be from bacteria getting through the temp crown. It's a result of not having a good seal with the temp crown and usually not a cavity. You commonly see this if the temp crown has been in place for some time where the seal is bad. ...Read more

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48 hrs ago had temp crowns for front teeth due to tooth decay under old ones and replace a rod. Now fever and ear pain with temp crowns on. Advice?

48 hrs ago had temp crowns for front teeth due to tooth decay under old ones and replace a rod. Now fever and ear pain with temp crowns on. Advice?

Related?: The fever and ear pain may or may not be related to a dental problem. The only way to know is to discuss this with your own dentist who may refer you to your physician if he\she feels it's unrelated. This cannot be properly diagnosed over the internet. Call your dentist. ...Read more

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What is tooth decay?

What is tooth decay?

Bacteria destruction: Decay is usually caused due to plaque build up on or between your teeth, then the bacteria metabolize the sugars you eat and their byproduct is acid which eats into the outer layer of the enamel. After enough destruction the process enters the softer dentine below the enamel. Now you have a cavity. ...Read more

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What causes tooth decay?

Sugar: Bacteria in your mouth cling to your tooth & if fed by sugar they produce acids that erode your tooth & result in decay (a cavity). ...Read more

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Is tooth decay hereditary?

Not really: No I don't think it is. But the bad habits that cause tooth decay are passed on through families. I have heard patients say that bad teeth run in their family, but I don't agree with that. If you brush 2-3 times a day, floss once a day, rinse once a day, see the dentist every 6 months, you will go a long way toward breaking this family tradition. ...Read more

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How can you stop tooth decay?

How can you stop tooth decay?

Prevention: Once the tooth gets decay, it is progressive except in incipient decay.
Prevention is the best thing when it comes to decay and gum disease.
Good home care routine, brushing, flossing, using a Fluoride rinse.
Visiting your dentist every 6months.
Eating healthy and fibrous foods. Avoiding processed food with sugar and carbs. ...Read more

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How can I cure my tooth decay?

How can I cure my tooth decay?

Do's & Don'ts...: Bacteria causes decay. If you can manage it, you can dramatically reduce or eliminate decay. So: 1. Don't feed the bacteria between meals (carbs and especially sugars in snacks do this so eliminate these from snacks). 2. Stay healthy (exercise, nutrition, hydration). 3. See your dentist regularly (at least twice annually). 4. Meticulously & gently clean your mouth (brush & floss every day). ...Read more

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What chemicals cause tooth decay?

What chemicals cause tooth decay?

Bacteria and sugar: Decay is caused by bacteria which are naturally occurring in your mouth. When the bacteria are fed sugar, either simple like sweets or complex like bread or sugar, they produce acid which eats into the tooth. ...Read more

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How quickly can a childs tooth decay?

How quickly can a childs tooth decay?

Quickly: Quickly, especially in non-flouridated areas. Brush and floss daily. Be alert for tooth pain which suggests tooth decay. Regular exams. ...Read more

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How do sweet things cause tooth decay?

How do sweet things cause tooth decay?

Bacteria: Tooth decay is caused by bacteria living in your mouth. The bacteria use carbohydrates (sugars) to produce acids which breakdown the surface of the tooth. This breakdown is tooth decay. Keep in mind, it is not how much sweet things you eat but how often you eat them that affect tooth decay. ...Read more

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What can I do to stop early tooth decay?

What can I do to stop early tooth decay?

Follow One Rule: Never put a child to bed at nap-time or night-time with a bottle containing anything other then plain water. If they are getting enough nutrition during the day while they are awake they don't need anything extra at nap-time and night-time. If decay has already started and it is mild you may be able to controll it with precription Fluoride products. If severe it requires restoration. ...Read more

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What are the main causes of tooth decay?

What are the main causes of tooth decay?

Bacteria and sugar: Decay germs eat sugar. They digest it and secrete acid. This acid disolves tooth structure and we call that decay.
So, don't eat the sugar and clean really well and the decay rate drops. ...Read more

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What to do about a very deep tooth decay?

What to do about a very deep tooth decay?

Deep Decay: It depends on how deep the decay is. If it has gotten to the nerve of the tooth the first step would be a root canal, then the tooth has to be restored. If the nerve has not been effected then it depends on what volume of the tooth is decayed, more than 55% then it will probably need a crown. ...Read more

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Is it possible to reverse my tooth decay?

Is it possible to reverse my tooth decay?

Slight chance: Only if the demineralization of the enamel is in its infancy. There are remineralizing products that can effectively remineralize the small decalcification. For the most part, tooth decay needs to be restored with a filling. Ask your dentist. ...Read more

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What is the best way to remove tooth decay?

What is the best way to remove tooth decay?

Not a DIY project: I'm afraid there's nothing for sale on the dental isle in the supermarket that will remove infected tooth material (decay). You'll have to see a Dentist for that professional service. The longer you put it off, the more the infection will spread, so please call your Dentist now. ...Read more

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How did people in the past treat tooth decay?

How did people in the past treat tooth decay?

5000 BC in Iraq: The first method of treatment was bow drills, which were ancient primitive tools used for woodworking and treating tooth problems. ...Read more

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What are effects of tooth decay to our health?

What are effects of tooth decay to our health?

It's all connected:): This may seem obvious, but your mouth is connected to the rest of you. Research continues to point out how oral conditions affect the whole body & systemic conditions affect the mouth. Cardiovascular disease, diabetes, many different cancers, and healthy birth outcomes are all tied to a healthy mouth. Oral infection (or lack thereof) affects you from head to toe. Floss & see your dentist ;-). ...Read more

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What are signs of tooth decay under my bracket?

What are signs of tooth decay under my bracket?

Color and texture: Initially, the tooth will appear chalky white, you may then note a yellow or orange color followed by Brown our black. ...Read more

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Tooth decay can travel from 1 to another tooth?

Tooth decay can travel from 1 to another tooth?

Not really: Tooth decay does not 'travel' per se. However, the bacteria that cause decay are in greater concentration on a tooth that is next to a tooth experiencing decay. Therefore, you will frequently see decay between two teeth that touch affecting both teeth. ...Read more

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Can a tooth decay cause medical problems in your?

Can a tooth decay cause medical problems in your?

Absolutely: There are a whole host of medical problems that can arise from allowing dental issues to go untreated. Everything from an increased risk of heart disease, difficulty controlling blood sugar levels, and of course the possibility of infection. Don't let dental problems go untreated! ...Read more

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Does tooth decay spread from one tooth to another?

Does tooth decay spread from one tooth to another?

Yes: Tooth decay is a bacterial infection of the teeth that is propagated by poor hygiene and eating a lot of sugary foods/beverages. The only way to treat is to remove the cavity and maintain good oral hygiene and healthy diet. ...Read more

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Could there be a hereditary factor to tooth decay?

Could there be a hereditary factor to tooth decay?

Bacteria and sugar: Decay is caused by bacteria which are naturally occurring in your mouth. When the bacteria are fed sugar, either simple like sweets or complex like bread or sugar, they produce acid which eats into the tooth. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a bad tooth decay what do I do?

See a dentist: If you have bad decay, be sure you are staying away from sodas and foods that will contribute, brush after meals, and see a dentist to stop the progression. A dentist can remove the decay and place fluoridated materials to prevent it from going further. But avoiding the dentist and allowing it to progress will cause pain, tooth loss and more expensive care. ...Read more

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If there is tooth decay, is it always brown or black?

If there is tooth decay, is it always brown or black?

No: No, the color can vary. Could bye chalky white, yellow, orange, brown or black. ...Read more

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What foods can I eat that will not cause tooth decay?

What foods can I eat that will not cause tooth decay?

Food: Your attention to your hygiene is as important to your dental health as what you eat.. ...Read more

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Can deep tooth decay lead to death if gone untreated?

Can deep tooth decay lead to death if gone untreated?

Yes: Extensive decay can lead to serious infection. In the upper jaw that infection can get to your brain. In the lower jaw an infection can progress under your jaw closing off your throat.
This is called ludwig's angina. Just recently an untreated boy died in baltimore. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: tooth decay?

Destruction: Tooth decay is the destructive process that occurs when the acids and bacteria in the mouth demineralize and dissolve away portions of the tooth structure. This can be stopped with proper tooth care and mineralization products (like fluoride) that your dentist can recommend. ...Read more

Tooth Decay (Definition)

Tooth decay is the destructive process that occurs when the acids and bacteria in the mouth demineralize and dissolve away portions of the tooth structure. This can be stopped with proper tooth care and mineralization products (like fluoride) that ...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