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Can Dental Cavities Cause Bacteremia And Sepsis
Teeth or surfaces:
Dmfs: records the decayed, missing, filled (restored) tooth surfaces in a persons mouth.
Dmft: decayed, missing, filled teeth in a persons mouth.
Deft: is a count of the number of decayed, extracted, filled teeth in a persons mouth.
We use these indices to measure caries (carvity) risks in patients, families, and populations of people. ...Read more
Caries will cause varying types of pain depending on depth. Sensitivity to sweets, liquids, cold, hot and biting are the usual progression.
Gingevitis will cause pain when the gums are brushed, when flossing, and when certain foods come it contact w the gums. And the pain is generalized usually. ...Read more
Yes: Dental cavities are caused by bacteria in the mouth. This same bacteria can get into the blood steam through breaks I'm the gums even when you brush your teeth. Occasionally this bacteria can cause sepsis particularly when it attacks the valves I'm the heart. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Cavities in teeth: Tooth enamel is susceptible to decalcification by the acids produced by the bacteria that normally inhabit the mouth. Acid produced by the bacteria first begin to weaken the enamel though this decalcification. Once this process reaches the softer "dentin", the bacteria actually accelerate the process, resulting in a "hole" in the enamel and the dentin. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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Prevention: Once you have a cavity, it must be removed as it has depth that can only be remedied by complete removal. That said, the BEST thing you can do, is stop them from occurring in the first place. Proper brushing and regular flossing is the best (and cheapest) strategy to have short, fun, and inexpensive dental visits! ...Read moreSee 18 more doctor answers
MI Paste Plus: If a carious lesion is limited to only the enamel (outermost) layer of the tooth and has not yet cavitated, if appropriate, your dentist may recommend that you try to remineralize the cavity using amorphous calcium phosphate plus fluoride. The most commonly used form of this med is mi paste plus which you can only get from dental offices. ...Read moreSee 7 more doctor answers
Sadly, none.: Tooth decay is a progressive disease that can lead to pain, infection, and tooth loss. Decay cannot be effectively treated with homeopathic remedies. Your only recourse for effective treatment of tooth decay, regardless of the age of the patient, is to seek formal dental care by a dentist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Easy answer: Not practicing good oral hygiene, a carbohydrate-rich diet and neglect. The dental extraction had nothing to do with it. You should brush your teeth twice a day with a fluoridated toothpaste, floss once a day, stay away from sweets and carbonated beverages and visit your dentist 2x a year. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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The streptococcus bacteria is the place to look for dental caries.
Also drinking something as healthy sounding as milk before bed can be a cause.
Could also be food caught between your teeth which did not get removed...
Using an oral irrigator like water pik or hydrofloss may be helpful to make sure that food particles are not the culprit. ...Read more
Dear doctors, My wife has a bad odour mouth, constipation and dental cavities so we consulted dentist, but bad odour is still there, what to do?
Bad breath: Bad breath can be from gum disease, cavities, diet high in sugary foods, dry mouth, sinusitis, medications, reflux, cancer. To control bad breath consider mouth washes, brushing the tongue, flossing, treatment of peridontal disease, use of chlorhexadine digluconate mouth wash, zinc rinses, hydrogen peroxide rinse, herbs like parsley, cardamom, sage and also probiotics like Strep salivarius. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are silver fillings for dental cavities dangerous? I've heard that silver fillings contain mercury and can leech into the bloodstream. Is it true that they could be dangerous to my health? Should I have them replaced with composite? Do dentists still use
No: Evidence based research has shown over and over that dental amalgam is safe and a very good restoration material with an excellent life span when maintained with a good oral hygiene regimen. Removal of good amalgam fillings is not indicated in my opinion. They do contain mercury, removal will send a good blast of mercury into your system, more than living with one already in place. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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