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How Can I Reverse The Damage From Cavities
Not really: Microscopic areas of demineralization can be remineralized. But by the time a cavity gets to be where it can be seen with the naked eye or on an x-ray the infected tooth material has to be removed and a filling placed to replace the damaged tooth structure. The sooner a cavity is fixed, the smaller the procedure, the smaller the filling. If you think you have a cavity please call your dentist. ...Read more
Decay: Tooth decay involves the breakdown of the enamel matrix subsequent to contact with acid. Only the most superficial of lesions can be reversed using a variety of remineralizing pastes. Good, healthy eating habits can help prevent decay together with regular brushing and flossing. You'll need a dentist to restore a cavity since you cannot eat your way out of it. ...Read more
To a point: Dental cavities are caused by acid that is produced by bacteria...They make acid out of carbohydrates. If you rinse vigouously with water and bicarbonate of soda or chew and swish an anacid tablet, the acid can be neutralized. However, this is not meant to be long term 'fix'. Your tooth needs to be evaluated and repaired by a professional. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had nissen done over 10 yrs ago. It has loosened and slipped into chest cavity. Can it be taken down and reversed and can hernia just be fixed. ?
Re-do Nissen: Revision fundoplication is more involved than the primary operation. The reason for revision needs to be identified. Recurrent reflux and difficulty swallowing are common reasons. Preop testing should include endoscopy, barium swallow, and possibly ph probe, manometry and gastric emptying studies. I do not recommend simply reversing as it will result in severe reflux symptoms in most cases. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How does having gas/food in the peritoneal cavity feel like? Would you get sick immediately, what damage is possible? Could you get foul smelling gas?
Big problem: If air or food enters the peritoneal cavity from a perforation of the intestine, whil some people may wall off the area and do ok, this is typically a life threatening situation whereby you would become sick over a period of hours, developing severe abdominal pain that is constant, and worse when you move around. If you think you have this, please go to an emergency room asap. ...Read more
It all wrecks things: Tooth decay will damage teeth as they eat away at the structure. Our jobs as dentists is to minimize the damage we cause when we fix the problem. So...The combination of decay and corrective measures does damage a tooth. The hope is to minimize the damage and hope that it stays like that. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Irecentlygo somethingstuck deep in my sinus cavity about a year ago do u think if it pushed down far enough it could do damage and cause a blood clot?
I am feeling pain while masticating food with my lower right jaw. I don't see any visual decay. When i was a kid, these teeth were damaged by cavity.
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