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My tooth is almost gone! Can I still save it or should I just pull it out?

My tooth is almost gone! Can I still save it or should I just pull it out?

You have options: "my tooth is almost gone" does not give me a whole lot to go with. An x-ray and exam is necessary to properly evaluate your options. If it is pulled you should know the consequences of having a space left and what options there are for replacing a space and what problems will occur if it is not replaced. ...Read more

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My tooth is decayin on the bottem is there any way I can save my tloth save my tooth

My tooth is decayin on the bottem is there any way I can save my tloth save my tooth

Now: Now aday dentist have lot more way to save your tooth and less removing tooth. So go to see dentist asap to have more change to save it. Also it may cost you less if you see dentist early ...Read more

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What can I do to save my baby tooth for longer?

What can I do to save my baby tooth for longer?

What's wrong?: Don't know what is wrong with that tooth, but at 41 years old, the tooth lasted about 30 years longer than intended. It may be time to extract it and consider an implant. ...Read more

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Have a tooth that cant put pressure on what is it?

Have a tooth that cant put pressure on what is it?

Contact DDS: See your dentist and rule out all variables, ie- fracture, periodontal disease and decay. If everything checks out normal, the other variables include sinusitis and idiopathic etiology. Have the dentist radiograph the area and do a complete clinical examination. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your tooth is greying @ the root? How to save it?

What does it mean when your tooth is greying @ the root? How to save it?

Need root canal txt.: It means the tooth is no longer vital. In other words, the nerve is dead. You will need to have "root canal" treatment. The dentist can also bleach the tooth at the same time so that it will no longer look grey. Call your dentist right away before the tooth abscesses. The procedure can be painless so long as it is treated early, before an abscess develops. ...Read more

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My tooth is killing me I cant sleep becuse I am in so much pain?

My tooth is killing me I cant sleep becuse I am in so much pain?

See dentist/doctor: Tooth pain could be due to a number of reasons, including a dental abscess/infection. It is recommended that you see a Dentist ASAP to have it further evaluated. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I keep losing a tooth or will this root canal save it?

I keep losing a tooth or will this root canal save it?

RCT is recommended: Most people are not aware that root canal treatment is a viable alternative to tooth extraction. A root canal is actually a very important procedure that can save a natural tooth. Artificial teeth can limit your ability to chew certain foods necessary to maintaining a balanced diet and quality of life.. ...Read more

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What to do if I looking at losing a tooth or will this root canal save it?

What to do if I looking at losing a tooth or will this root canal save it?

Depends: Try and save the tooth if at all possible. Not all teeth can be saved depending upon the condition of the tooth (fractured roots, etc.) and other options may be the best direction to take- implants, bridges, partials. If in doubt, get more than one opinion. ...Read more

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I have an infection I would rather save the tooth & have a root cannal than remove it?

I have an infection I would rather save the tooth & have a root cannal than remove it?

Then try to save it: If a dentist determines that it is fixable then do it. If it is questionable or it needs to be removed there are good options to replace it. It would recommend an implant above all others, but a bridge is a good option in some cases as well. Talk to your dentist for treatment options. ...Read more

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I am constantly popped them cuz it would make em go away. Am I looking at losing a tooth or will this root canal save it?

I am constantly popped them cuz it would make em go away. Am I looking at losing a tooth or will this root canal save it?

RCT Prognosis: Your dentist can answer that question better than we can. He\she knows your medical and dental history, can examine the tooth, see an x-ray of that and adjacent teeth, check for mobility, gum and bone heath, occlusion (bite), etc. Discuss both prognosis and treatment alternatives with you dentist or specialist (endodontist). ...Read more

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Severe lower front tooth 3rd from right molar. Nothin helps. Under flashlight middle is a lil off colored. What could it be? Can I save the tooth?

Severe lower front tooth 3rd from right molar. Nothin helps. Under flashlight middle is a lil off colored. What could it be? Can I save the tooth?

Toothache: It sound as if you might have a deep cavity or an abcessed tooth.
Make an appointment to see a dentist for diagnosis and treatment.
The longer you wait, the less chance to save the tooth. ...Read more

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If I had a root canal and the Dr said he could save the tooth but would need to build up the tooth a bit what material would he use, it's dark in colo?

If I had a root canal and the Dr said he could save the tooth but would need to build up the tooth a bit what material would he use, it's dark in colo?

Restorations: A tooth that has gone through root canal therapy usually requires a crown to be restored adequately. In certain circumstances an amalgam or composite can be used. Since it is up to the clinician, ask your dentist what they propose and why. ...Read more

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Hole in my tooth I have a hole in my tooth the 2nd one from the back and it feels like the hole is almost covering half my tooth what should I do should I just get it extracted the way I want to or let a dentist save it?

Hole in my tooth I have a hole in my tooth the 2nd one from the back and it feels like the hole is almost covering half my tooth what should I do should I just get it extracted the way I want to or let a dentist save it?

This: This is a decision to be made between you and your dentist. I would recommend that you discuss **prognosis**. As an example: "if I save my tooth, what is its 10 year prognosis? " this is asking what the likelihood of failure is over a certain time period. If he says that after saving the tooth and doing your root canal, crown lengthening and crown procedures the tooth has a *poor* 10 year prognosis then you have information to compare other treatments and costs to. Removing a tooth typically gives you four follow-up options: 1) do nothing - leave a space, 2) a removable option like a denture, 3) a bridge, 4) an implant. These options potentially have a different or better prognosis. All carry unique risks, benefits and costs. Compare your options taking into account prognosis and cost of the options. These are hard decisions but together you and your dentist can figure out what’s the best for you. ...Read more

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How can I save loose tooth because of olive pit bite?

Oral surgeon: See oral surgeon ASAP. Unless tooth has marked periodontal disease, the tooth may be able to be implanted. ...Read more

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Can a dentist save the loose tooth underneath and replace the crown?

See your dentist: Nobody wants to loose a tooth and dentists always try to preserve natural teeth where possible. Dental implants is predictable, painless and cost effective tooth replacement solution. See your dentist for diagnosis and proper treatment. ...Read more

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What procedure do dentists use to save a loose tooth from falling out?

What procedure do dentists use to save a loose tooth from falling out?

And...: In addition to dr. Davantzis' excellent answer, sometimes mobility is caused by malocclusion. Ask your family dentist if an orthodontic consultation is in order. ...Read more

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I have a rather big hole in my back tooth and they are very sensitive, what can be done to save my teeth?

I have a rather big hole in my back tooth and they are very sensitive, what can be done to save my teeth?

Lg hole in tooth: There is no way to tell without seeing the tooth and an x-ray of the tooth.
In order to save your tooth, you need to go to the dentist.
The tooth may or may not be repairable, but you need to have it evaluated by a dentist. ...Read more

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If you've had pulpitis for over six years, what would the outside of the tooth look like? Is it still possible to save tooth with Root Canal?

Pulpitis?: I'm confused by your question. Pulpitis is an infection of the nerve of a tooth and is usually very painful.
If you have a tooth with an infected nerve, it needs to have a root canal. If there is enough tooth left to restore, then the root canal can save the tooth.
See your dentist or an endodontist (root canal specialist) for an examination. ...Read more

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I have had a root canal about a year ago I believe I might have a abcsess I'm scared they will pull my tooth is there anyway to save the tooth?

I have had a root canal about a year ago I believe I might have a abcsess I'm scared they will pull my tooth is there anyway to save the tooth?

Yes: Root canal treatment has a high degree of success but sometimes some teeth that have had root canal treatment need to be retreated (root canal redone) and this usually takes care of the abscess.
The abscess could also be a result of a fracture in the root of your tooth. If this is the case then the tooth will need to be lost.
You need to have this situation evaluated asap. ...Read more

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What is the purpose of bicuspidization? I've been diagnosed with tricuspid valvar disease, and have been told that bicuspidizaztion will allow me to save both sides of the tooth. I really can't make any sense of what this means.

Root separation: Also called bicuspidization. The prognosis for bicuspidization is the same as for routine endodontic procedures provided that case selection has been performed correctly. Today, an implant-supported restoration offers a predictable treatment for tooth replacement. Good luck! ...Read more

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What to do if I have over erupted tooth in my upper jaw, is it possible to save it?

What to do if I have over erupted tooth in my upper jaw, is it possible to save it?

Maybe: Without being able to see and examine your tooth, it is impossible to answer this question definitively. Most hypererupted teeth can be saved as long as adequate bone remains to anchor them in. The only way to know is see your dentist. ...Read more

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Need help. I've got a loose tooth but no cavity. It is hurting me. Can the dentist save it?

Need help. I've got a loose tooth but no cavity. It is hurting me. Can the dentist save it?

Visit your dentist: You may have an advanced gum disease. It's not too late to keep your teeth! Many of these infections can be prevented with proper dental care, such as brushing and flossing regularly and visiting your dentist. ...Read more

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It, s the 3rd day my boy has his first tooth. How can I clean his tooth to save from caries?

It, s the 3rd day my boy has his first tooth. How can I clean his tooth to save from caries?

Washcloth cleaning: Tooth cleaning can be done by wrapping a moistened washcloth around your finger; cradling the child with one arm while massaging the tooth and gums with the other hand. ...Read more

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My filling come out and I cant see my dentist till the next day I want to eat now but im worried of the tooth cracking or breaking?

Be gentle: Eat very soft food. Cut food into very, very small pieces. Nothing too hot or too cold. And chew exclusively on the other side...this will take some effort but will protect the damaged tooth. See your Dentist ASAP. ...Read more

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My tooth hurts and ive noticed a painful spot at the top of my gums, which I cant see. I used to dip. The pain is only on the gums and the tooth.

My tooth hurts and ive noticed a painful spot at the top of my gums, which I cant see. I used to dip. The pain is only on the gums and the tooth.

Tooth pain: This requires an examination and x-ray of the area to determine the cause of the pain and the appropriate treatment. I'm guessing a big cavity has affected the nerve of the tooth. Hopefully the tooth can be saved. The sooner you see a dentist the quicker you will be out of pain and the better the chance of saving the tooth. ...Read more

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Wearing retainers for 2yrs. Deep black stains/spots appear mostly near gumline. Some appear as spots on entire tooth. Cant get it off. Anything serious?

Wearing retainers for 2yrs. Deep black stains/spots appear mostly near gumline. Some appear as spots on entire tooth. Cant get it off. Anything serious?

Stain or decay: It is either a stain or a decay (cavities) developed where plaque accumulation the most. Is the stain/spots soft or hard? Schedule a cleaning appointment to see if a dentist/hygienist can clean the spot off. If he or she cannot, it is either an arrest caries or decay. If he or she can, it is either a nicotine stain from smoking, caffeine stain from tea and/or coffee, or just water in your area. ...Read more

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My fiance has a whole in his tooth and we cant get him in to the dentist for a week what can I get him or do for him to get rid of the pain he is have?

My fiance has a whole in his tooth and we cant get him in to the dentist for a week what can I get him or do for him to get rid of the pain he is have?

A few thoughts...: Depending on how deep the hole (cavity) is, there may not be much you could do at home. OTC pain meds, temporary filling material from the pharmacy, or even an antibiotic if he is infected can help matters. But the best option is to re-think priorities and get him to the dentist, any dentist TODAY. He'll be happier sooner and better off in the long run. ...Read more

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I want to get my lumineers replaced. I want to know whether my minor tooth structure will be removed to placenew lumineers? I want to save my remaining teeth.

Sure: No- prep or minimal-prep veneers help conserve tooth structure. However, you should make sure that they don't impinge on the gum to minimize the chances of gum recession in the future. ...Read more

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Is a bicuspidization similar to a root canal? I'm going to have a bicuspidization done in order to save my tooth, but the procedure sounds similar to what I know about root canals. Are they the same thing? .

Root: Root canal therapy is a portion of the bicuspidization procedure. When a multi-rooted tooth has decay involving the furcation of the roots (where they split), the molar can be "covnverted" into two bicuspids (single rooted teeth), this requires separating the two roots. By sectioning the tooth, the nerve is severed. Therefore, the never needs to be removed and root canal therapy performed. Typically after sectioning and root canal therapy, single crowns are placed on each of the roots. ...Read more