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Do i need to get a root canal for a delayed tooth?

Do i need to get a root canal for a delayed tooth?

Maybe: Root canal treatment is done when a tooth is infected or if the nerve is irreversibly inflamed. If you have a strong, constant dull ache or pain to cold that lingers for several minutes, then you likely need root canal treatment. If your tooth is only sensitive when you eat something sweet or if you have cold pain for a few seconds, you may only need a filling. Have your dentist check it for you. ...Read more

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What are common causes of delayed tooth eruption?

What are common causes of delayed tooth eruption?

Define delay : The normal range of first eruption runs from birth to 15 months.It is not a standard marker for development, nutrition or hormonal balance. Delay beyond 15 months and failure to have all deciduous teeth by 3 is often genetic.Rarely it will reflect a hormonal issue in older kids but other related symptoms would be evident at the time. ...Read more

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67 yo male had rct few wks ago #20, sched for crown lengthening 4/29, finances tight, approx how long can I delay with temp crown, no chew that tooth?

67 yo male had rct few wks ago #20, sched for crown lengthening 4/29, finances tight, approx how long can I delay with temp crown, no chew that tooth?

Cost of care: Was a treatment plan presented to you before the root canal was started? You have crown lengthening, a post and a crown that need to be completed. The temp does not protect the tooth from decay, so delaying the procedure for anything more than a short while can cause the tooth to decay. ...Read more

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I'm on amoxicillin but have abscessed tooth for over a month. How much longer can I delay to fix tooth?

I'm on amoxicillin but have abscessed tooth for over a month. How much longer can I delay to fix tooth?

DON"T DELAY: You have an infection in your mouth that can cause serious harm to you including death. Every time you take an antibiotic to fix that tooth you are not making it better, you are just making the pain go away for awhile. It is a temporary band-aid. You must call your dentist or you could end up in the hospital or even worse..... ...Read more

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Could a dentist delay bone shrinkage on 3rd molar area that had a tooth break in pieces?

Could a dentist delay bone shrinkage on 3rd molar area that had a tooth break in pieces?

Bone graft: A bone graft in a third molar area would delay resorption however is not recommended for that area. The lower jaw ascends upward behind third molars and is a growth center which keeps the bone at a higher level anyway. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a dentist delay bone shrinkage on 3rd molar area that had a tooth break in pieces?

Bone Shrinkage: Bond shrinkage in the third molar area due to a surgical extraction is not of much concern unless it affect the second molar. One can always have a bone graft at the time of removal or afterwards. ...Read more

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Docs, could a dentist delay bone shrinkage on 3rd molar area that had a tooth break in pieces?

Docs, could a dentist delay bone shrinkage on 3rd molar area that had a tooth break in pieces?

Not efficiently: Alveolar bone, tooth housing bone, exists only to support teeth (or implants). If a tooth is lost, the alveolar bone shrinks away. If necessary there are bone grafting procedures available. Talk your concerns over with your dentist. ...Read more

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If fluoridation is seen to cause delayed tooth eruption, what else is it doing to our bodies?

If fluoridation is seen to cause delayed tooth eruption, what else is it doing to our bodies?

Misinformation: Your premise is wrong so your question is not realistic. Fluoridation has decreased the dental disease of children over many decades. The conspiracy theories and injury claims refer to unsupported junk science or no basis at all. ...Read more

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Had bad tooth diagnosed, dds wanted to pull but it held my bridge so dmd delayed. Now fetoris breath. Go to oral surgeon or dentist?

Had bad tooth diagnosed, dds wanted to pull but it held my bridge so dmd delayed. Now fetoris breath. Go to oral surgeon or dentist?

Depends: Some dentists are comfortable with those types of extractions and others are not. If you feel comfortable with your dentist i would stick with them unless they recommend otherwise. Also, as a general rule, dentists are less expensive than oral surgeons. ...Read more

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