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Are there any quick solutions for the pain of a tooth cavity/hole?

Are there any quick solutions for the pain of a tooth cavity/hole?

Pain in tooth: It depends on if you want to keep the tooth and what you mean by quick. A tooth can be root canaled and get a crown in one to three visits. Mostly depends on how long you are able to tolerate. Or you can have the tooth removed. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Cavity (Definition)

Basically a cavity is a hole, or defect in the tooth structure. It is created by the demineralization and breakdown of tooth structure from the acid attack of ...Read more


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Is a hole in your tooth a cavity?

Is a hole in your tooth a cavity?

Usually.: If you have noticed a change in a particular tooth, ie you have a "hole" that was not present previously, it is most likely caused by decay of the tooth. See a dentist for diagnosis and treatment as soon as possible to prevent pain and possible loss of the tooth. ...Read more

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Why is it that tooth cavities don't heal?

Why is it that tooth cavities don't heal?

Invasion: Once the structure of the tooth is invaded and damaged by the bacteria/acid desolving process, it can not reform on its on. That's why we stress prevention to stop the destruction begins on the tooth. ...Read more

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Couldwhitening strips affect tooth cavities?

Couldwhitening strips affect tooth cavities?

Yes and No.: They will not make existing cavities worse; however, they will potentially cause some sensitivity if the whitening agent comes in contact with the cavity. It's best to have any cavities fixed prior to whitening. ...Read more

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Do fruits cause tooth cavities?

Do fruits cause tooth cavities?

Possibly: Hi! Simply, the bacteria within the plaque on your teeth use sugars (including fructose) in a metabolism process called glycolysis, to get energy. The end product of this process is acid, which can breakdown the calcium phosphate in your tooth to start a cavity. This is why it is so important to remove the plaque on your teeth daily. Some fruits are acidic too which the damaging bacteria loves. ...Read more

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What does a tooth cavity feel like?

Minor discomfort: The tooth itself may be sensitive to sweet food, cold drinks, or just plain aching. Cavity pain may be mild and short duration, or intense and last for hours (not minutes). May have certain odor present. ...Read more

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Does salt help against tooth cavities?

Does salt help against tooth cavities?

No: No, salt does not prevent tooth decay. Plus, excess salt is bad for your overall health. The best formula for prevention of cavities is brushing thoroughly 2-3 times per day with Fluoride toothpaste and flossing daily. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is a tooth cavity?

What sort of problem is a tooth cavity?

Tooth decay: A tooth cavity is the result of bacterial action on the surface and core of a tooth. It erodes the enamel and dentum and in severe cases can infect the root and cause significant pain. It is best treated early by your dentist who can restore the tooth and protect it. If the root gets involved, a root canal treatment may necessary. ...Read more

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What can I do with a front tooth cavity?

What can I do with a front tooth cavity?

I would not try to: Handle the cavity yourself. This is better left to a dentist. Please see your dentist to learn which options would be best tailored for you. ...Read more

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What can you do about a front tooth cavity?

What can you do about a front tooth cavity?

See DDS ASAP: Need to see your dentist for a radiographic and clinical evaluation. It can be as simple as a composite restoration to something more complex. ...Read more

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What can be done to prevent tooth cavities?

What can be done to prevent tooth cavities?

Floss, brush, dentis: Besides flossing, brushing ad seeing your dentist every 4 to 6 month, make sure your tooth paste has fluoride.
Diet is also important. Avoid drinks that have hidden sugar like gatterade and various fruite juice or soft drinks, and sugar. ...Read more

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What is a tooth cavity and how is it treated?

What is a tooth cavity and how is it treated?

Filling: Tooth decay is a hole in a tooth caused by the interaction between bacteria and sugar. The lesion must be cleaned and shaped, and the hole must be repaired with a filling of some sort. They don't get better on their own, only worse, so please see dentist soon. ...Read more

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What is a tooth cavity and how do you get one?

What is a tooth cavity and how do you get one?

Hole in a tooth: A tooth cavity is a hole in your tooth caused by bacteria which can break down sugars in your mouth and produce acids. These acids burn holes in your teeth. When a spot gets deep enough, it is called a cavity. ...Read more

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Tooth pain but no cavities. What could this be?

Tooth pain but no cavities. What could this be?

Lots of things...: Maybe you pinched the ligament that attaches the tooth to the bone. This happens a lot during chewing hard foods and can even happen while you sleep. It's like a bruise and usually heals on its own. Maybe you have swelling in your gums. You also could have a cracked tooth or something more serious. Time to see your dentist :). ...Read more

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What are some signs that I have a tooth cavity?

What are some signs that I have a tooth cavity?

Several signs.: Sometimes you can see a cavity. It will be an area of the tooth that appears to have a hole in it. It may be a soft, brown or black spot. Sometimes you can't see it, but you feel abnormal sensitivity to cold, hot, sweet, salty or spicy things. If any of these signs are present, get to a dentist immediately! ...Read more

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What can cause bad tooth aches besides cavities?

Tooth Aches: Sinus infections, a dying nerve, trauma, severe grinding or clenching. ...Read more

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If I have a light tooth cavity, what should I do?

Get a filling: A cavity only gets deeper and larger unless fixed. Thus you need to get it fixed by getting a filling a the dentist, otherwise the larger it is the more expensive it gets. ...Read more

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How could a dentist fix two cavities in one tooth?

How could a dentist fix two cavities in one tooth?

1 TOOTH, 5 SURFACES: The tooth has 5 surfaces that a cavity can develop: top, front, back, tongue-side, and cheek-side. If you have cavities in two or more separate surfaces, your dentist could be fixing two or more cavities. You may notice that you got two small fillings in one tooth, especially if the dentist tried to conserve as much tooth as possible by not drilling a big hole out of two small cavities. ...Read more

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For what length of time can I ignore a tooth cavity?

As long as you want: If you have a cavity it will not go away on it's own. It will only continue to get bigger, until it hurts or breaks. The longer you wait, the more treatment you require to correct any problem. The more treatment the more costly. Nobody is going to twist your arm to take care of yourself. ...Read more

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Caries (Definition)

A destructive process causing decalcification of the tooth enamel and leading to continued destruction of enamel and dentin, and ...Read more


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