how do dentist fix cavities along gum line

I have a cavity but it is not painful. Its started chipping and now its all gone, except what's left in my gums. I'm scared of the dentist. What will the dentist do?

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Dr. Brian Dyess
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Needs attention


Even though the tooth isn't currently painful, your description is of a tooth that has broken and needs to be removed. It is a real risk to become abscessed and that will significantly complicate the extraction.Try to find a dentist in which you have confidence to ease some of your dental fears. Some preappointment sedation medications may also relax you for the procedure and help allay some fears
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My nerves are in the wrong places and I have cavities. What type of xray do I ask for so the dentist can see the nerves? I have cavities and need a deep cleaning. It hurts everytime I see a dentist. My gums are receeding as well. Should I see some sort of

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No xray


You cannot see the nerves on X-ray. Major routes may be seen but you can have extra inervations into teeth. The more the dentist is familiar with your mouth the easier it is to control. You do have some gum problems with recession and need for deep scale to control disease. Getting your gums in better health will help with general discomfort. You may want to talk to dentist about anxiety. Meds.
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Can fillings cause discoloration on my gums? I had a silver filling used to fill a cavity, and now the gum next to it looks like it is turning bluish or something. I don't know what's going on. Should I see my dentist? .

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Dr. G J. Funari
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Yes


Yes you should see your dentist to make sure that the discoloration is related to the silver filling that was placed and not being caused by some other problems. If during the procedure to place the new filling the dentist had to cut our an old filling something called an amalgam tattoo can occur. This happens when a fine dust of silver impregnates the gum tissue giving it a blue grey color. Like any other tattoo the mark is permanent unless surgically removed.

Avoiding Cavities

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If you suffer from frequent cavities, ask your dentist for a full caries risk assessment.

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Do I get a second opinion? I haven't been to the dentist in 6 plus years. I just recently went to one to get my teeth cleaned and a check up. I am 23 years old and have never had a cavity. I was told I had a ton of tarter on my teeth and my gums were pull

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I agree with Dr Funari, get a second opinion. Truthfully, it is not unreasonable to have a couple of small cavites after years of neglect. But you have to be comfortable with the person treating you. Unfortunately we cannot examine you and therefore can be of no help in diagnosing whether or not you have lesions.
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Dr. Robert S. Fields
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In essence,by posting your question online, on this site, you already are asking for a second opinion. You are uncomfortable with your dentist's diagnosis. This knowledge is enough for me to tell you to seek a second opinion. This would usually be called a consultation and would be complimentary in most dental practices. I think you would feel more comfortable with what you decide to do and the treatment suggested by your dentist. You have to really take into consideration three facts: Your hygiene was not as good as it should have been, you can have NO pain and still have cavities and you have not seen a hygienist or a dentist for 6 years. Taking all of this into consideration. you diagnosis could be spot on!
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Sure, but...


As you are to blame for not accessing dental care for years, it would be unwise to look for opinions that fit your desires. It is very likely that the first opinion is correct. Having said that, I think it wise to get another opinion if significant work is being contemplated or you are unsure of the communication with the doctor. Good luck!
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Peace of mind


This is not uncommon for patients that have not regularly visited their dentist. However, for your peace of mind, getting a second opinion will give you confidence in making the best informed decision for yourself.
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Dr. Dinh Bui
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Gum dz doesn't hurt


Gum disease at early and even moderate stages almost never hurts. Patient starts to have pain only periodontal abscess occurs and/or the perio lesion becomes endo lesion (bone destruction leads to pulpal inflammation). It is ok to get a second opinion but I suspect you have areas of localized gingival inflammation and possible gingival recession and/or bone destruction.
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Oops


Dentistry isn't expensive, neglect is. There's a valid reason for check-ups and cleaning every 6 months. By all means get a 2nd opinion from the most qualified dentist you can find, but don't expect a radically different response. Look for the correct information, not the expedient information. If you are having gum problems it would be appropriate to see a qualified Periodontist--gum specialist
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Dr. Paul Brand
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Don't stay away


All of the answers you've gotten are correct - you can certainly seek a 2nd opinion, but the fact is that no one can maintain a healthy mouth without periodic professional dental care. The damage done by not having regular hygiene appts, and regular exams by a dentist is frequently very silent, and often much more complicated and costly than staying in continuing care. It does make a difference
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Is it ok for a four year old to chew gum while having cavities that are not filled? My four year old has obvious cavities and I want to know if it is ok for her to chew gum? She hasn't been to the dentist yet and I am concerned that the gum is going to ma

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Child neglect


1st of all, your child should have seen a dentist by Age 1...she's 3 years overdue. Second, she has infected teeth that are untreated. Would you neglect any other infections? Third of all, chewing gum bathes the teeth with sugars, feeding the bacteria that turn the sugars into acid and the acids damage the teeth. No more excuses...get your child to a dentist NOW.
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Avoiding Cavities

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Have lots of cavities? Don't just discuss how to treat them; create a plan to prevent future decay.

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How to treat a cavity under the gum line I have a small cavity under the gum, is there a way to treat this? My dentist is giving me confusing information. For example, he'll say "we cannot root canal it and set a crown" but then he'll say "we can root can

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To root canal or not


In most cases a cavity under the gum line can be salvageable. Depending on how deep the cavity may go down the root under the gum line a root canal can be done. The only question will be if your dentist can be able to fit a crown on the tooth . Many dentist may suggest having a extra procedure done called "crown lengthening " which is done by a periodontist.
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I brush my teeth everyday and tongue too, but my breath still smells. I aslo haven't been to the dentist in 5 plus years. I can feel a gap between my molars and my gum. I know i have cavities. my teeth are as straight anymore. my upper left lateral is ove

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Plaque


Need thorough cleaning
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30 yr old


You have not seen a dentist since you were 24 or younger. No home care can prevent the years of tartar, plaque and bacteria - which cause gum disease & cavities. Both need to be addressed. You need to see a dentist for a thorough examination and full mouth radiographs (X-rays) so they may diagnose your exact problem and develop a treatment specific for you to eliminate your dental problems.
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How do dentists repair gum line cavities?

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White filling


By replacing the cavity with white filling. Like any other cavity with a little bit of local anesthesia.
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Carefully


Often we use a "cord" to push your gum tissue away from the cavity and carefully remove the decay and fill the cavity like any other restoration. Sometimes, however, if there is a great deal of moisture in the area, the dentist will choose to fill the cavity with a different material that releases fluoride to increase the longevity of the restoration.
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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?

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Go to charity clinic


There is county clinic or charity clinic that would do filling. If your town has a dental school then the emergency clinic is the best bet. A cavity can be done without anesthesia if detected early when it is small. Most of the dentist would help you out if it is small and required a little effort to fill it. I know I would do it for no charge if the person is poor. Do NOT wait.
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should a dentist call social services if a minor has severe gum disease, more than 12 cavities?

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Patient education with the parents to establish a proper familial support is the key. Calling a social services will discourage the parents to come to dental professionals for help of their child. Dentist should appreciate the fact the they are trusted upon to help and to serve, NOT to JUDGE.
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