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Can dental sealants stick to dental fillings?

Can dental sealants stick to dental fillings?

Sometimes.: The materials used for dental sealants stick to tooth surface but won't stick to metal fillings. Some times dentists place dental sealants next to fillings to fill in any small gaps between the filling and the tooth's surface. ...Read more

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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Could dental assistants place and grind permanent composite filling?

Could dental assistants place and grind permanent composite filling?

Maybe: Depends on the state your in and state regulations. Some states license dental assistants with extended functions. After a dentists prepares a tooth for a restoration this assistant can fill, polish, adjust bite and contour the restoration. ...Read more

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Might dental hygienist use a dental drill?

Might dental hygienist use a dental drill?

Dental hygienist: Dental hygienist or dental assistants are not allowe to use a high speed hand piece inside patients mouth. If you are referring to the ultrasonic hygiene cleaning instrument, they are allowed to use that. I hope that answers your question. ...Read more

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Do teeth with porcelain crowns still need deep tooth cleaning?

Do teeth with porcelain crowns still  need deep tooth cleaning?

Yes: A porcelain crown covers the exposed are of the tooth. A deep tooth cleaning goes beyond the crown and below the gum onto root surface. ...Read more

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Can others besids a dentist do cleaning, filling, root canal, make crowns and bridges, implants?

Can others besids a dentist do cleaning, filling, root canal, make crowns and bridges, implants?

Legally, no.: Only exception is in the Dental School. Here the Dental Student may perform these treatments under the supervision of a licensed Dentist on staff. Cleanings may be done by licensed Hygenist. ...Read more

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Dentis removed amalgam filling, drilled tooth root after suspecting caries toxicity.Now tooth area is swollen.Taking macropen. Is this normal/enough?

Dentis removed amalgam filling, drilled tooth root after suspecting caries toxicity.Now tooth area is swollen.Taking macropen. Is this normal/enough?

Infection: Your tooth appears infected. You need root canal therapy. Make sure your dentist is aware of your swelling. Taking macropen may not be enough to control the problem. Let your dentist take a look. ...Read more

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Are dental sealants supposed to last?

Are dental sealants supposed to last?

NO! Just a temp fix!: It has been my experience that dental implants don't last very long. Most dentist don't adequately clean the tooth (via light air abrasion), etch for the required period of time of effectively isolate the site from contaminating moisture. And .. Even when all of this is done correctly, stick foods can still remove the thin layer of plastic sealants. A minimally invasive filling might be best! ...Read more

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Dental filling during pregnancy, is it safe?

Pregnancy Filling: The first question i would have for you is how necessary is the filling to be done right now . 2nd- can it wait until after delivery? If there are no consequences for waiting putting it off a few months might be a better choice. Yes a filling can be done safely at any stage of your pregnancy but unless there are compelling reasons to do it now, why not wait until your pregnancy is a non-issue? ...Read more

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Dental cavity crown-re;ated?

Dental cavity crown-re;ated?

Indirectly, maybe: Question is too vague, but i'll address possibilities. If a crown is poorly designed with a gap in the fit on the tooth, a cavity could develop in gap. If cavity remains after tooth reduction for crown, it may continue to progress under crown. If a crown doesn't contact adjacent tooth well, food trap forms which creates a condition for a cavity to occur on adjacent tooth or at margin of crown. ...Read more

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Might a dental hygienist drill your teeth or give you fillings?

No: Some states have developed new mid level providers who can remove cavities and place fillings. These pilot programs have usually attracted former dental hygienists into their program. As a general rule hygienists can't drill a tooth or place a filling without additional certifcation and working in a state that permits this type of care. ...Read more

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Why toothache next to tooth that received new filling?

Why toothache next to tooth that received new filling?

See DDS: Could be referred pain or a problem with the other tooth. See DDS ASAP for exam. ...Read more

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Filling caused root canal and crown - dentist at fault?

Filling caused root canal and crown - dentist at fault?

Thanks for asking!: A fillings most important function is to be leak proof. When the tooth is prepared for a filling not all of the bacteria is removed. Some are still hiding in the tooth structure and will continue to decay the tooth at a slower rate when covered by the filling because there is little to no oral fluids leaking in to feed the bugs. In time the bugs win again and then you get a root canal and crown. ...Read more

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Root canal, will i be getting a mercury or composite filling?

Don't know: Not sure what your dentist is planning for the final restoration... Each tooth is different, so there is no one answer for everyone. Ask your dentist. ...Read more

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Will medicaid cover dental work (filling in cavities and wisdom teeth removal)?

Will medicaid cover dental work (filling in cavities and wisdom teeth removal)?

Location matters: Medicaid services are state services. With this said, every state is different. Most adult dentistry through medicaid is very minimal in its coverage. Call your provider to know the specifics for your particular needs. ...Read more

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Is it ok to use dental mouth guard if I have 2 missing teeth and unfilled cavities teeth?

Is it ok to use dental mouth guard if I have 2 missing teeth and unfilled cavities teeth?

Not recommended: If cavities are not properly treated by a dentist before mouth guard is fabricated, they continue to enlarge. Ultimately, an untreated cavity can lead to tooth loss, then the ill-fitting mouth guard can cause soreness and irritation to both remaining teeth and gums. ...Read more

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Is tooth extraction safe during pregnancy for braces?

Is tooth extraction safe during pregnancy for braces?

Depends: Tooth extraction for orthodontics would be considered an elective procedure in most cases. If you cannot wait until after the delivery of your child for the extractions, the safest time to have the extractions performed is during the second trimester. Your ob-gyn will likely limit the procedure to local anesthesia alone and may restrict the type of pain medication prescribed postoperatively. ...Read more

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#31 tooth needs gumline cavity filled. Dentist suggested amalgam to get better seal due to location. I'm concerned w/ amalgam regardless FDA cleared.

#31 tooth needs gumline cavity filled. Dentist suggested amalgam to get better seal due to location. I'm concerned w/ amalgam regardless FDA cleared.

Amalgams: have been around for 100 years & there is no valid scientific research to prove otherwise. They are routinely taught & used in dental schools. They are present in my own mouth & I could have all of them replaced with composite for free but choose not to. No one can stop you from being concerned other than yourself. Gumline cavities can be restored with composite fillings if retraction\isolated ...Read more

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Isit safe to use a home teeth whitening kit 2 weeks after a wisdom tooth extraction?

Safe but??: You could use it as long as you do not disturb the socket of the extracted tooth .If you experience any pain or irritation just stop using it. ...Read more

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Filling (Definition)

Any of several materials used to repair a tooth that has chipped, is adversely worn, or that has had a cavity which has been drilled (cleaned ...Read more


Dr. John Thaler
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Dental Filling (Definition)

A filling is a dental material to replace a portion of the tooth lost due to fracture or decay. It can be composite ...Read more