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Should I get holes in my teeth filled?

Should I get holes in my teeth filled?

Absolutetly: These holes called cavities can become bigger causing the tooth to hurt and become infected. Have the fillings now as they are not expensive.

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What can I do to stop getting holes in my teeth?

What can I do to stop getting holes in my teeth?

First See a Dentist: Holes are either from decay or trauma. Decay is a process where food particles become trapped in the deep grooves of the biting surface of your teeth or between the teeth. If this food is not removed by brushing & flossing, oral bacteria "eat" the food, digest it and give off acid which "eats away" your tooth causing the hole. Frequent visit to dds and excellent oral hygiene are important.

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What can I do, I have hole in my teeth and I can't chew with data teeth?

What can I do, I have hole in my teeth and I can't chew with data teeth?

Go to a dentist!: Sounds like the cavity may be big enough to have an exposed nerve - go get it taken care of!

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I have pain and some holes in my teeth. Is there a solution for teeth with holes apart from removing them? What are my options?

I have pain and some holes in my teeth. Is there a solution for teeth with holes apart from removing them? What are my options?

Dentist: Make an appointment with a local dentist who can examine you with radiographs to see between your teeth. Hopefully they can be restored with simple fillings.

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If it's not a cavity, then what are these holes in my teeth?

If it's not a cavity, then what are these holes in my teeth?

Hard to say: Without seeing the holes you are referring to, it is hard to determine exactly what you feel is your dental problem. A dentist needs to see these holes and then perform any treatment, if appropriate and necessary or at least explain to you what the holes are.

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I got a hole in my teeth. Is this what a cavity is?

Could be...: Or it could be a space left from a filling that fell out, or it could be result of an erosive agent (acidic fruit juice or soda pop, etc.).

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Why do holes in my teeth hurt when sugar goes into them?

Why do holes in my teeth hurt when sugar goes into them?

Bacteria: Once the decay passes through enamel, the dentinal tubules, which have passages to the nerve of the tooth, become exposed, resulting in a toothache. The pain may worsen with exposure to heat, cold, or sweet foods and drinks.

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I had a hole in my teeth so in like February a lil not came under the gum so I got it pulled Tuesday but the not is still there but a lil smaller?

I had a hole in my teeth so in like February a lil not came under the gum so I got it pulled Tuesday but the not is still there but a lil smaller?

Follow up care: The dentist who extracted the tooth normally sees you for a follow-up visit about a week later to check on healing. That is part of the responsibility of your treating dentist and he/she should follow you until proper healing is confirmed. If no appointment was scheduled for that purpose, please call and request one. What you see is probably normal but still needs to be confirmed.

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How do I get rid of stains that are in a hole in my teeth?

How do I get rid of stains that are in a hole in my teeth?

See a dentist: A hole in a tooth is an area that will easily trap food particles, has been difficult for you to clean (as shown by the inclusion of stain), and ultimately will develop decay. Any hole or defect in the tooth should be restored or if without decay, should be sealed to prevent a future cavity. Bacteria cause decay, bacteria are small, your hole is the "grand canyon" to the bacteria.

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Will the holes in my teeth heal by itself without fillings?

Will the holes in my teeth heal by itself without fillings?

Never: Teeth do not regrow after being damaged by decay. You need to see a dentist.

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Holes in my teeth after braces, can they be filled or covered up?

Holes in my teeth after braces, can they be filled or covered up?

Holes: Cavities from compromised oral hygiene while braces were in place. Yes, yourDentist has many wonderful treatment modalities to remove the decay (infected tooth material) and restore the teeth. Don't delay. Untreated decay spreads fairly rapidly. Please call your Dentist today.

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Can ultrasonic teeth cleaning make holes in my teeth that weren't there before I got the cleaning done?

Can ultrasonic teeth cleaning make holes in my teeth that weren't there before I got the cleaning done?

No but...: If you have unhealthy enamel already (decalcification spots on your teeth), extensive, improper use of ultrasonic devices can cause cavitation (holes) that weren't there before. Now for this to happen, the teeth have to be pretty darn weak to begin with. So really, the answer to your question is no.

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I've had a hole in my teeth for many years now. Is there any other solution aside pulling or filling it, cos it really hurts. I don't want to pull/fill?

I've had a hole in my teeth for many years now. Is there any other solution aside pulling or filling it, cos it really hurts. I don't want to pull/fill?

Really depends: Your options depend on the current condition of the tooth and if it can or cannot be restored. A clinical exam visually as well as an X-ray would help determine what options may be available to you.

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Is peroxide good for teeth even if I have holes in my teeth and it hurts a lot? Until I have money to fix them.

Is peroxide good for teeth even if I have holes in my teeth and it hurts a lot? Until I have money to fix them.

Mouthwash is better: Using straight peroxide is not healthy for the mouth. It can cause an imbalance of bacteria resulting in a super infection. It would be healthier to brush more often and use a mouth wash with flouride.

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I have actual holes in my teeth by the gumline. They don't hurt (yet). Are these cavities, and what should I do if I cannot afford a dentist?

I have actual holes in my teeth by the gumline. They don't hurt (yet). Are these cavities, and what should I do if I cannot afford a dentist?

Seek help: Holes in teeth are cavities, small localized infections that can spread and become acute problems. You can't afford not to see a dentist. Call your local emergency room and ask for information about low cost dental clinics. Or seek treatment at a dental school where costs are lower. Or ask your dentist to work out a payment plan with you. Dental emergencies are more expensive than dental care.

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There's a hole where my wisdom teeth used to be, how long before it closes?

There's a hole where my wisdom teeth used to be, how long before it closes?

2-3 weeks: Usually it takes about 2-3 weeks for the extraction site to heal. Although sometimes, there might be a slight depression where the tooth was.

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I have two cavity holes in my front teeth, roughly how much would it cost to crown them? And what is the best natural crown type

I have two cavity holes in my front teeth, roughly how much would it cost to crown them? And what is the best natural crown type

Cavities: Without knowing the exact extent of the decay, it is hard to determine what treatment you need and what the total cost would be. Simple fillings are less expensive that root canals, posts, and crowns. That being said, since fees vary so widely from town to town and office to office, a fee quoted you over the internet is meaningless. Seek the advice of a local dentist who is going to treat you.

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I have tiny holes in my back teeth, but my dentist says I don't have cavities. What are these holes then?

I have tiny holes in my back teeth, but my dentist says I don't have cavities. What are these holes then?

Could be normal: If your dentist says they are not cavities, I would believe him. You might be seeing pits in the biting surface which are developmental formations created during tooth creation. You might consider having sealants placed to fill in the spots to prevent cavities from developing.

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I can see tiny holes in my front teeth and I have no enamel and I can see all of the dentin. Is this a problem.

There is a problem: It's not normal so you'll likely need crowns to cover, restore and protect your teeth. A dentist will need to understand the cause of the problem as well as how to fix it so that it does not return.

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I had a tooth pulled 5 days ago and the hole is itchy. And my teeth around it hurt. Is this normal? When will it stop?

I had a tooth pulled 5 days ago and the hole is itchy. And my teeth around it hurt. Is this normal? When will it stop?

Post operative pain: Its not uncommon to have complications following an extraction. The most common one is called alveolitis or dry socket where the site of the extraction does not heal well. It's normal to have some pain or discomfort 1-2 days after the extraction but 3-5 days after if pain persists possible dry socket or a bone spicule or tooth remnant. Return to dentist that performed the extraction for exam.