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How can you tell if a tooth is rotted?

How can you tell if a tooth is rotted?

Many ways: A "rotted" tooth often causes pain, or is sensitive to heat or cold. An x-ray can also be used to determine the health of a tooth. See your dentist as untreated tooth decay can lead to other medical problems. ...Read more

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How to tell if a tooth is not dead?

How to tell if a tooth is not dead?

See your dentist: Temperature sensitivity (cold) is often the easiest test to determine the vitality of a tooth. But for a person to do on there own may be difficult and lead to false interpretation as the cold may overlap onto adjacent teeth thereby making your own diagnosis difficult. Let your dentist evaluate your teeth, or go to university of iowa dental school. ...Read more

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How can you tell if a tooth is permanent or a baby tooth?

How can you tell if a tooth is permanent or a baby tooth?

Shape Size Location: Baby teeth are smaller and have much shorter roots (only seen on a x-ray). Age of the person can help determine as well. The front 4 top&bottom come out between 6-8, the back 6 top&bottom (canines+4molars) come out between 10-12 give or take on each. Baby teeth total 20. See your provider if concerns. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to know when a tooth is abscessed?

Can you tell me how to know when a tooth is abscessed?

Pain: Pain and swelling around a tooth is the most frequent symptom that you would notice. The tooth would be badly decayed or broken down. An abscessed tooth is an infection that needs to be treated. See a dentist asap. ...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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How can a dentist know if your tooth is cracked or not?

How can a dentist know if your tooth is cracked or not?

Thorough diganosis: Some cracks are large and easily diagnosed, however the majority are small ones that are undetectable on xray. Patients with cracked teeth complain of pain when biting. Some can only be diagnosed by eliminating other causes. In most cases, you can diagnose a partial crack in a tooth by having you bite on instruments that put pressure on different parts of the tooth to elicit pain. ...Read more

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How can you tell if an onion is rotten?

How can you tell if an onion is rotten?

Soft or firm: Onions can keep a long time in a cool, dark space. An onion is usually rotten if it is soft/mushy. If it is firm, it should be ok...Even if it has started growing a greenish plant from the middle. Just cut that part out. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how is a tooth removed on a child?

Can you tell me how is a tooth removed on a child?

Same as adult: Carefully and painlessly. Depending on the age of the child, you may want to consider a pediatric dental specialist. ...Read more

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How to know when a tooth is abscessed?

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How to know when a tooth is abscessed?

See your dentist: At first, the tooth will likely be sensitive to chewing and biting, as well as to heat and cold. You also may develop a fever, swollen lymph nodes in your jaw or neck, or swelling on your face. The only way to cure a dental abscess is with dental treatment. See your dentist for exam, x-rays and treatment. ...Read more

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How can the dentist know if a tooth is cracked or not?

How can the dentist know if a tooth is cracked or not?

Different ways: There are several different tests we can do to help ascertain a crack in the tooth. ...Read more

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How can you tell if there is a problem if you had root canal?

How can you tell if there is a problem if you had root canal?

Pain pain pain pain: Pain pain pain and possibly fever, nasty taste in your throat from swallowing pus, . ...Read more

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How can I tell if a wisdom tooth is coming in?

How can I tell if a wisdom tooth is coming in?

X-ray: Normally if you have no pain and no sign of eruption than you could see a dentist or an oral surgeon and they would take an x-ray to see if your wisdom tooth is coming in or not. ...Read more

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How can you tell of you have an abcess tooth if the root is already dead?

X-ray: A tooth that has already had a root canal can re-abscess and fail. If the tooth never had the root canal to remove necrotic tissue, an abscess can happen because the bacteria is still present withing the canal. A root canal removes the tissue and the canal is sterilized and sealed to prevent further infection. Swelling, a gum boil above the tooth or an x-ray are all verification of an abscess. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to know if my cracked tooth is adult or baby?

Can you tell me how to know if my cracked tooth is adult or baby?

Some thoughts..: Primary teeth are usually a bit smaller than secondary teeth, and primary teeth are usually all lost by 15 years old, but not always. Fact is, regardless if it is adult or baby, it needs to be evaluated by a dentist. The dentist will tell you for sure what type of tooth it is and what can be done for it. Guessing is not a good option. ...Read more

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How can I tell if a molar tooth is still a baby tooth and not an adult tooth?

How can I tell if a molar tooth is still a baby tooth and not an adult tooth?

Yes: You can tell because baby teeth look different than adult teeth. They are usually smaller versions of the adult tooth. If you still are not sure, visit your dentist and he or she can tell by looking at it or taking an xray. There you can also find out what happened to the adult tooth. ...Read more

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How can you tell if your tooth enamel is weakening?

How can you tell if your tooth enamel is weakening?

White spots: One of the first signs of weakening of enamel occurs a white spot lesions as in the post picture. This is sign of enamel demineralization usually related to poor brushing habits, frequent snacking and drinking acidic, sugary drinks such as soda. Eventually the enamel breaks down and you then see cavitations or holes which is a cavity. ...Read more

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How can you tell if u have a cavity without going to the dentist?

How can you tell if u have a cavity without going to the dentist?

So many variables: Cavity diagnosis without the help of a dentist is like making any other medical diagnosis without the help of a doctor. See your dentist. ...Read more

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Can you tell if you have decayed tooth by the smell?

Can you tell if you have decayed tooth by the smell?

No.: Most decayed teeth have no smell. However, if the decay is really deep infecting the nerve of the tooth, the resulting infection ( abcess) can definitely have a smell. ...Read more

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How to tell if my tooth is chipped?

How to tell if my tooth is chipped?

See a dentist: If you think it is chipped, it probably is. A dentist can see things that you can't since we use bright lights and magnification. See one. If the chip is very small, it can probably just be polished smooth. ...Read more

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How can I tell if my tooth pain is a cavity?

How can I tell if my tooth pain is a cavity?

Difficult : It is difficult for patients to do this themselves. A dentist can quickly determine the cause of the tooth pain. ...Read more

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