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Cavities In Toddlers Front Teeth
Cosmetics: The decay is removed and the tooth will be restored with a composite material that matches you tooth. If there is extensive decay a crown may be recommended. The goal of your dentist is to restore your tooth so it looks as natural as possible. Talk to a dentist about your options. ...Read more
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
Bonded restorations: Tooth colored fillings can be used to restore cavities in those anterior teeth. The composite material comes in many shades, and your dentist will match the color to your own tooth. If the tooth is severely damaged, then porcelain restorations can be used, and the same color matching applies. ...Read more
White filling: Usually a white filling will be placed as a restoration on your anterior teeth. ...Read more
I have two cavity holes in my front teeth, roughly how much would it cost to crown them? And what is the best natural crown type
Cavities: Without knowing the exact extent of the decay, it is hard to determine what treatment you need and what the total cost would be. Simple fillings are less expensive that root canals, posts, and crowns. That being said, since fees vary so widely from town to town and office to office, a fee quoted you over the internet is meaningless. Seek the advice of a local dentist who is going to treat you. ...Read more
How would a cavity in between both 2 front teeth be fixed if there is a very tiny space (~.5 mm) in between? Would it be filled to match the teeth?
Yes: It will be filled to address both issues ...Read more
If there were: No space before the cavities were present, then your dentist should be able to bond the area to close the space. If there was a space (diastema) a dentist can also close that space with a bonded composite restoration. Hope this helps. ...Read more
I'm having a cavity on the back of my front teeth. What shall I do? Is there any solutions except having pasta? Because I don't think they last long.
Big or small?: Small cavities are taken care of with bonded tooth colored composite fillings. When cavities get bigger and the strength of the tooth is compromised a porcelain restoration that covers most of or all of the tooth is used. This would be called a veneer, or partial crown or full crown depending on the size of the cavity. ...Read more
See your dentist: I can appreciate your concern about your dental health, but finding a proper diagnosis and treatment may be the best answer to your problem. See your dentist for examination, x-rays and treatment options. ...Read more
I think that I have a cavity on one of my front teeth. I noticed some discoloration. Is there a quick topical OTC fix until I get to dentist?
Three year old has a few small cavities in front teeth. Dentist says no pain no problem and we should just wait til they get loose on their own?
Second opinion: I would need to see the "small cavities", but I am concerned about leaving carious lesions on any teeth. See a pediatric dentist for a second opinion. It will cost less in the long run to fix them now. ...Read more
If I have an abscess or deep cavity in one of my lower front teeth, can they do a root canal on a front tooth or just extraction?
Abscessed front toot: Your front tooth can be treated with a root canal if there is enough tooth structure and bone support to properly restore the tooth. Extraction would be needed if there has ben too much decay to restore the tooth. A crown may also be needed after the root canal to restore your tooth to proper form and function. ...Read more
Childis 12 yrs w/2 cavities in front teeth. We oppose use of flouride. Denist says a composite filling w/small amount of flouride is the best way?
How long does it take a cavity to turn into an abscessed tooth? It looks like it's in between my front teeth. When I went to my dentist in february, he didn't say anything about it. My insurance won't cover more than two visits, and my next one is in july
Whenever: Whenever you notice something like this you need to make an appointment. Your reference to insurance covering only two visits should apply to routine exams and cleanings, not emergency situations or problem focused visits in between. Do not wait as a small cavity can get bigger and a big cavity can cause an abcessed tooth. How long that takes varies tremendously depending upon the situation but you don't want to take a chance to find out. Call now! ...Read more
My front teeth ache, I have no cavities, no diseases of the mouth, and have been using a night guard. What could it be?
Many things: Without an examination any suggestion is just a shot in the dark. It could be trauma from when you were 15 years old, it could be continued trauma from your bite, it could be dens in dente. It is impossible to say over the internet. ...Read more
My two front teeth were sensitive and sore about a week ago. I switched to Sensodyne. No help, now my front top and bottom teeth hurt so bad. I can't eat or sleep. My hard palate is white and super sensitive. There are no cavities and I brush twice daily!
Possible infection: Typically "sensitive teeth" do not cause pain at the level you are describing. The white and painful palate is concerning for infection in the soft tissue. It does not take long for infection to travel from your mouth into your brain so this needs to be looked at today as 24 hours can make a big difference. If you cannot see your Dentist then utilize Urgent Care or ER. ...Read more
Front teeth moved:
There is no way to be sure without a clinical/visual exam and additional information.
Movement of teeth can be caused by periodontal (gum) disease, bruxing (chronic teeth grinding and/or clenching), unrestored decay of fractures, crowding due to eruption of wisdom teeth.
Make an appointment with a dentist for an examination and x-rays. ...Read more
Front teeth: Have you been using whitening gel, had a blow to the front teeth or other recent concerns? Have you seen a dentist to evaluate the teeth to check for potential reasons for the tingling? An x-ray of the front teeth will help to diagnose or rule out nerve damage. See your dentist if you haven't. A sensitivity tooth paste may help alleviate the feeling, but is not replacement for the dentist to ck. ...Read more
Tooth abscess: An abscess is an infection and infections can spread and cause serious complications. Set up an appointment with a dentist as soon as possible. This requires professional help. If your face starts swelling, you have a fever or other complication and you can't get to a dentist off hours, go to 24/7 medical facility or the ER of a hospital. Best advice is see a dentist asap! ...Read more
Grey tooth: Usually from decay or trauma. If infected can affect underlying permanent teeth. All children should have 1st Dental Examination at time of 1st b'day (best w Pediatric Dental Specialist--Pedodontist) and 1st Orthodontic Examination at Age 7 (best w specialist Orthodontist). See Pedodontist to evaluate grey tooth. ...Read more
Many things: The gap between your upper front teeth can be caused by a low frenum, which is the muscle attachment attaching the upper lip to the upper jaw. This fibrous band will keep the teeth apart. The space must be closed first before this attachment is cut or the space will open again. This is due to the scar tissue which forms following the frenectomy procedure. ...Read more
Not normal: See your dentist for evaluation, x-rays and treatment options. ...Read more
Fluorosis: Many things can influence the formation of a tooth. A baby tooth with a cavity can cause damage to the permanent tooth underneath. Braces can cause decalcifiaction under the bracket or band. Trauma to the area during development. Or too much or not enough flouride can cause mottling in the enamel layer. The white patch may be an area where the enamel layer is thicker. Let the dentist look. ...Read more
See your dentist: Let your dentist check your teeth condition as there are various factors that can determine if whitening is okay or not. Hard to say without looking at your teeth. ...Read more
Central Incisors: This would refer to the 2 upper or 2 lower central incisors. ...Read more
Buyer beware: I can only answer in general terms. Trying to treat yourself without training in dentistry or orthodontics is very dangerous and likely to get you into trouble. See a dentist to discuss your treatment alternatives. There might be a simple inexpensive solution to your spacing. ...Read more