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Can you cure a dental cavity without filling it?

Can you cure a dental cavity without filling it?

Dental cavities: Once you vave the cavities there is no alternative medicine two cure the cavities.There is no doubt that all the preventive measures, cutting sugars and carbs, brushing and flossing and fruoride treatment will prevent the formation of the cavities.But once you have real cavities these need to be filled. ...Read more

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Cavity (Definition)

Basically a cavity is a hole, or defect in the tooth structure. It is created by the demineralization and breakdown of tooth structure from the acid attack of ...Read more


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Could swallowing parts of a dental cavity filling harm you ?

Could swallowing parts of a dental cavity filling harm you ?

Unlikely: It is highly unlikely that it would harm you. It will typically pass without incident. ...Read more

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How effective is a dental filling for treating a cavity?

How effective is a dental filling for treating a cavity?

Depends: The answer depends on the size of the cavity, the depth of the cavity and the potential for additional restorations on the same tooth. Many times, the better option is an inlay, onlay, crown, root canal or extraction and placement of an implant. See you Dentist, he/she will give you the options that best fit your particular situation. Brush-brush-brush-floss! ...Read more

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Other than fillings, is there any way to reverse damage from dental cavities?

Other than fillings, is there any way to reverse damage from dental cavities?

Probably not: Once dental decay breaks down tooth structure it is considered irreversible. It is necessary to restore the tooth to its normal shape and size with a filling. Otherwise the cavitation or hole will become a food trap and will increase in size. ...Read more

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Can hydrogen peroxide break down or damage cavity fillings or dental cement?

Can hydrogen peroxide break down or damage cavity fillings or dental cement?

No.: Hydrogen peroxide has not been shown to cause any damage to fillings, or dental cement. It has, however, when used as a mouth rinse, been linked to tissue damage and pre-cancerous changes in the epithelium. I would urge you not to use hydrogen peroxide as a mouth rinse. Proper brushing and flossing will clean your teeth without the use of any rinse. ...Read more

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I thought i got a filling for a cavity. But it was just a dental sealant. What are sealants?

I thought i got a filling for a cavity. But it was just a dental sealant. What are sealants?

Dental sealants: They are flowable dental resins similar in composition to composite fillings. They seal the pits and fissures in teeth and are less invasive than fillings. Rather than drilling out tooth structure, the surface enamel is cleaned and etched (or minimally removed) prior to the application of the sealant. ...Read more

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Does dental bonding work for filling in cavities? I've read that you can have a dental bonding procedure performed to fill in cavities. Is this true? Are there any advantages to it over regular fillings? .

Does dental bonding work for filling in cavities? I've read that you can have a dental bonding procedure performed to fill in cavities. Is this true? Are there any advantages to it over regular fillings?


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I : I assume that you are referring to amalgam or silver fillings as "regular fillings", and "dental bonding" as bonded composite fillings. Either one replaces the lost tooth structure destroyed by cavities. Amalgam fillings look unesthetic, conduct hot and cold more to the nerves of the teeth, and therefore often cause more sensitivity when drinking or eating very hot and cold liquids or food. Bonded composite fillings sometimes wear more than amalgam fillings, but look more esthetic, often appear "invisible" and actually bond to tooth structure, thereby making them stronger, rather than weaker once filled. Generally speaking, i would much prefer to have bonded composite fillings in my own mouth as there are many more advantages to them. You and other readers should be aware that they are usally more costly and many insurance companies will not pay for the additional cost on posterior (or back) teeth, which is unfortunate. ...Read more

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Is there a way I can I reverse a cavity other than a filling or having the cavity infected tooth pulled? I have no dental insurance.

Is there a way I can I reverse a cavity other than a filling or having the cavity infected tooth pulled? I have no dental insurance.

Seek treatment soon: I would suggest seeing if you have any dental coverage through Obamacare. Otherwise, I would seek treatment at a dental school or hospital residency program, which are always looking for patients. Try to see a dentist soon before the infection gets worse. ...Read more

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Will medicaid cover dental work (filling in cavities and wisdom teeth removal)?

Will medicaid cover dental work (filling in cavities and wisdom teeth removal)?

Location matters: Medicaid services are state services. With this said, every state is different. Most adult dentistry through medicaid is very minimal in its coverage. Call your provider to know the specifics for your particular needs. ...Read more

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Why is the dental abscess getting worse during treatment? I have a tooth with a large cavity. It had a filling in it, but the filling got loose and before i had a chance to have it fixed i got a dental abscess.The filling was removed so the tooth could dr

Why is the dental abscess getting worse during treatment? I have a tooth with a large cavity. It had a filling in it, but the filling got loose and before i had a chance to have it fixed i got a dental abscess.The filling was removed so the tooth could dr

Dr : Dr zweig gave you some good advice. Was the root canal started? You did not clarify in your post. The dead nerve tissue needs to be removed to help the antibiotics work. It may be necessary to use a different antibiotic if you are not getting better. Call your dentist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Filling (Definition)

Any of several materials used to repair a tooth that has chipped, is adversely worn, or that has had a cavity which has been drilled (cleaned ...Read more


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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