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Doctor insights on: Dental Fillings Developing Prostate Enlargement

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Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
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Prostate (Definition)

The prostate is a gland that lies at the base of the bladder and surrounding a segment of urethra. It secretes a milky fluid that is discharged by excretory ducts into the urethra during the emission of semen. It is clinically important because enlargement of the prostate with age, and prostate cancer are two common ...Read more


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Is a dental bridge okay if the surrounding teeth have fillings? I'm plants are $$ but I don't want a failed bridge I'm only 20

Is a dental bridge okay if the surrounding teeth have fillings? I'm plants are $$ but I don't want a failed bridge I'm only 20

Recommended: A fixed bridge involves the placement of crowns on the abutment ( surrounding ) teeth. At the initial appointment an existing fillings are removed from each abutment tooth and replaced with strong core material. A dental bridge can last for many many years up to a lifetime! ...Read more

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Is mercury in amalgam dental fillings dangerous? I've read yes and no, so i'm confused. I know mercury is bad for you, so why wouldn't mercury in fillings also be bad? If my fillings might be dangerous to my health, i want to get them re-done with somethi

Replacing : Replacing your dental silver filings will release more mercury into your system in one dental visit then a lifetime of chewing on them. Evidence-based dentistry has time after time confirmed that mercury-amalgam fillings are safe except in rare instances of allergy or sensitivity to certain metals. There are several situations where we recommend replacing silver filings but concerns over mercury is not one of them. Please reference the american dental association (http://www.Ada.Org/3094.Aspx). ...Read more

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Are porcelain fillings generally covered by dental insurance? Porcelain really looks like that way i'd like to go with a filling i need done, as it seems like it will last the longest, but i'm concerened that my insurance won't cover it. .

Are porcelain fillings generally covered by dental insurance? Porcelain really looks like that way i'd like to go with a filling i need done, as it seems like it will last the longest, but i'm concerened that my insurance won't cover it.


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Whether : Whether or not an insurance company covers tooth colored fillings varies greatly from company to company and depending on how the contract is written. Some exclude them completely, some pay the appropriate percentage and some just use the allowance for silver amalgam. This should not dictate your choice as you and your dentist should be making decisions that affect your dental health not your insurance company. I rarely use silver amalgam for health and esthetic reasons and urge my patients to choose the tooth colored alternatives regardless of insurance coverage. ...Read more

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Is bisphenol used in composite dental fillings?

Is bisphenol used in composite dental fillings?

Not anymore: Bpa (bisphenol a) is a resin used in some plastics. There is some evidence, tho nothing has been proven, that bpa may have harmful effects on child development. Dental sealants & newer composites don’t contain it. The american dental association states the bpa in the saliva after 2 hrs from old plastic fills is 200 x lower than the level epa (environmental protection association) considers safe. ...Read more

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Can you ask for hydrocodone for dental fillings?

Can you ask for hydrocodone for dental fillings?

No need or reason: Hydrocodone is a narcotic and there is NO reason that a drug of this type is needed for a dental filling. Dental fillings are simple and a painless procedures! ...Read more

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What dental filling is best according to health?

What dental filling is best according to health?

No Filling at all: Early diagnosis of dental decay (caries) can allow for interventions without the need for traditional fillings, that is, non surgical treatment. Through the use of advanced digital x rays, laser fluorescence, high magnification, and risk assessments early cavities can be reversed. If you want more information click here..http://www.laserdentistbaltimore.com/filling-free-decay-management/ ...Read more

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Can you cure a dental cavity without filling it?

Can you cure a dental cavity without filling it?

Dental cavities: Once you vave the cavities there is no alternative medicine two cure the cavities.There is no doubt that all the preventive measures, cutting sugars and carbs, brushing and flossing and fruoride treatment will prevent the formation of the cavities.But once you have real cavities these need to be filled. ...Read more

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Should i be worried if my dental filling fell out?

Should i be worried if my dental filling fell out?

YES: See your dentist right away ! you may get severe breakdown of the remaining tooth to the degree that it might not be able to be saved. Hopefully you will get there before that happens. Don't wait. Good luck with your treatment. ...Read more

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How do you put in a dental filling in a 3 year old?

How do you put in a dental filling in a 3 year old?

The same as an adult: The actual "filling" is the same as you would probably have. What is different is having to deal with the psychology of a 3 year old. This is something your pediatric dentist does daily. "fillings" vary in size and surfaces of teeth involved. Some are small and can be done without any local anesthetic. Some are large and can involve multiple tooth surfaces and may require anesthetic. ...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