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How Do Untreated Cavities Affect Your Mouth
Untreated Cavities: Teeth destruction, also called dental caries (cavities) is due to chronic bacterial infection. Untreated dental decay may lead to loss of teeth, gum disease, absorption of jaw bone, and uncommonly abscesses around the teeth. Abscesses, while uncommon, can lead to serious infections in the neck, jaw, and may spread into the bloodstream, causing infection of heart valves. See a dentist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
What would happen if teeth that have cavities are left untreated??? Is it really necessary to fill them??what if 4 out of 8 cavities teeth r filled???
Loss of teeth: Failure to restore teeth that are decayed will result in a continuous breakdown of the tooth structure, eventually resulting in the need to extract the teeth. Replacement is much more expensive than restoring them now. Infections from the rotten teeth can be painful and life threatening. Don't delay, see a dentist today... ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See Dentist: Numbness is associated with nerve involvement. Please see a dentist asap for a proper diagnosis. If the decay has penetrated thru to the nerve then some pain or numbness could occur or it could be a bite issue or something unrelated to your teeth. If your dentist does not find a connection you will need to go to your doctor to test for other possible causes. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Do all cavities have to be treated in a 6.9 yrs old kid? Can superficial cavities be left untreated as these teeth will be replaced by perm teeth? Thx
Depends on the tooth: If the cavity is small and in a tooth that is usually at age 6 or 7, then it is probably ok to leave it alone. If it is in a tooth that will be there till 9-12 yrs old, then i would get it filled while it is small, as it will only get larger over time. Those teeth need to stay till they are ready to come out. Also, its not healthy to leave an extra abundance of bacteria in a growing childs mouth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My orthodontist gave me voco perfect bleach for whitening my teeth. He didn't told me, but i noticed I have 2 untreated cavities. Can I use it then?
If you have cavities on both sides of mouth is it true you can't have it all taken care of in one day bc they can't give a shot on both sides?
Probably not: May be joint related problem. Please call your dentist for an appointment. ...Read more
Too many possible: Sure a cavity can cause pain, but it could be a sore in the mouth, an infection, a bone cyst in the upper or lower jaw, a bruise from trauma, an extra growing tooth, a deep abscess needing a root canal. Best to see a dentist and get it checked thoroughly. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
See a dentist: If you see a dentist right when you have a cavity starting you will not have swelling. You get swelling when you have waited to long and have infection. At that point you will most likely need an extraction or a root canal. You want to have your cavities filled before you have pain. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have an oral cavity/small cut in my mouth and my cut crosses with that; could the disease pass through cuts/sores?
Yes: Any cut can get infected. Oral tissues are pretty resilient, however. Would be good idea to have your dentist take a look. ...Read more
I came in and saw him and he gave me a quote for braces and a mouth guard, and need cavities filled. I am wondering if he will go any lower in pricing since I don't have insurance. Will he do a large cash discount. Thank you?
Ask: You can always ask for discount, but not having insurance is not a reason for special consideration. Also, it would be prudent to seek consultation w fully qualified Orthodontist (initial exam usually free). Orthodontists do better quality Ortho Rx in less time and usually at lower cost than GP. Think of it this way, who should do your brain surgery, a GP or a Specialist. It,s a no-brainer. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
If I have several fillings/cavities on both sides upper and lower, is there anyway I can go without getting a shot in mouth? I'm so terrified of it...
My son is 7 and has serious cavity issues with the 4 quads of his mouth. I have been in regina only a short time. Can i take him to emerg. For removl?
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