Doctor insights on:
Cavities On The Gum Line
I have a cavity near my gum line and it is goin underneathe my gum line .What would be the best procedure for this? It does not hurt or swell.
To get a better fill: Some fillings can be done much easier and more predictably using a rubber dam. Saliva can interfere with the bonding process. Using a rubber dam can control saliva contamination and the gingival tissue can be retracted, giving the dentist a clean dry operating field. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had a cavity at the gum line filled, but the filling materials comes out over the gums and created a significant ridge. Will this ridge cause issue?
I have a small cavity under my gum line on a crowned molar & have been told that it must be extracted. Is this the only solution? Gill
Hard to say...: ... your dentist has examined the tooth and together with the help of a radiograph s/he has determined that the tooth is unrestorable. Without knowing the extent of the decay or the periodontal condition of the tooth, it is difficult to dispute the diagnosis. If you feel otherwise, then a second opinion from another dentist who can examine you would be wise. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How to treat a cavity under the gum line I have a small cavity under the gum, is there a way to treat this? My dentist is giving me confusing information. For example, he'll say "we cannot root canal it and set a crown" but then he'll say "we can root can
To root canal or not: In most cases a cavity under the gum line can be salvageable. Depending on how deep the cavity may go down the root under the gum line a root canal can be done. The only question will be if your dentist can be able to fit a crown on the tooth . Many dentist may suggest having a extra procedure done called "crown lengthening " which is done by a periodontist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My mom had a cavity that fell into her gum line and causes pain. She was now told it can't be removed because its too close to the nerve. Options?
I have about twelve cavities. Most of which are gum line. The gap between the gum and the tooth is quite large. Is this typically something that can be fixed, or would it most likely require the tooth/teeth to be pulled?
Yes. : Twelve cavities are alot. Most cervical caries at gum line can be fixed. A tooth colored bonded resin filling will look good, may help to close gaps, and can last for years with a better care and improved diet. However some of your problems might be related to gum disease which if not treated may lead to tooth loss. Ask your dentist. ...Read more
I have a deep cavity. It has not reached the gum-line yet. It covers one quarter of my tooth. Will I need a root canal?
Deep cavity: means a need to see your dentist. He/she will let you know the best way to treat this. Please avoid infection by doing this. If you don't have the money for treatment contact a dental school which may see you at a reduced rate. Peace and good health. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can a dentist do an onlay for a cavity close to or at the gum line(not below) with out crown lengthening ? . Roots are fine though.
Yes,but: The bone must not be at the same level as the tooth. Crown lengthening happens when the decay is very deep and the preparation is at the same level as the bone. Crown lengthening can also be performed to aesthetically place the gums at a better level. Sounds like you could be ok, but have your dentist show you your x-ray for clarification so you feel comfortable receiving treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
- Talk to a doctor live online for free
- Cavity by gum line
- Cavity below gum line
- Cavity at the gum line
- Ask a doctor a question free online
- Cavities on gum line
- Cavity near gum line
- Cavity in front tooth gum line
- How do dentist fix cavities along gum line?
- Talk to a dentist online for free