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Dental root: Dental exposure of dental roots can occur naturally with aging. Recession of the gums can occur with overzelous brushing especially with an electric tooth brush. Also attack of the dentin by plaque formation or disease of the gums can cause exposure of the roots. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Varies: Depends on many factors, including the type of material the crown is made of and the amount and shape of the remaining tooth it will be attached to. Also, the type of preparation that is made on the tooth - is it near parallel, tapered, too tapered, etc. Additionally, the location of the tooth can affect all of the above.Common cements are resins,ZnPO4, glass ionomers, and resin ionomers.Good Luck ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
1st tooth/1st Bday: The american association of pediatric dentists suggest that your child visit the dentist when either their first tooth erupts or by their first birthday. During this appointment, the dentist will discuss eating and brushing habits. This helps your child get 'used to' someone else being in their mouth. Children who have dental visits within the first 2 years experience less anxiety. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Trauma/Swelling: A true dental emegency requiring immediate care is swelling of the face/neck that threatens to block a persons airway. There are many things that require urgent dental care, but if treatment is delayed, life is not in danger. These include pain, broken teeth or fillings, minor swelling, bleeding gums, etc. Most offices refer to these things as emergencies and will work to see you asap! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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