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Mouth (Definition)

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


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What are the pros and cons to electively (no margin cavities) remove old porcelin fused to metal teeth crowns for new ones? Could a tooths root split?

What are the pros and cons to electively (no margin cavities) remove old porcelin fused to metal teeth crowns for new ones? Could a tooths root split?

Not likely: Of course, it's always a possibility, but root splitting is not likely, as long as when the crowns are being cut off, they are fully cut through, down to the tooth, before they are removed. Really, unless you have decay on the teeth, there is no need to remove the old crowns. Unless you don't like the look of them or the porcelain has chipped off. ...Read more

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What can I do to remove white plaque on teeth caused by cavities?

What can I do to remove white plaque on teeth caused by cavities?

Brush, floss: Plaque can be removed by good brushing and flossing. Leaving plaque on your teeth will cause cavities so keep your teeth clean. Plaque can hardened in calculus than cannot be clean with a toothbrush alone and need a dentist. Plaque can lead to white spot on teeth which are beginning cavities.
See a dentist for exam and take care or your teeth. ...Read more

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Is it possible to go to the dentists remove teeth with cavities all on one day?

Is it possible to go to the dentists remove teeth with cavities all on one day?

Yes: You will need to visit a dentist or oral surgeon and have a complete evaluation. Once it is determined that the teeth should be extracted, you can have them all extracted with the appropriate anesthesia. This is all provided that you are in a state of physical health that would allow such extensive extraction at one appointment. You will also have to plan for dentures after the surgery. ...Read more

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My wisdom teeth are developing in my nasel cavity, how are they going to remove them?

Very carefully: Instead of your nasal cavity, you probably meant to say your wisdom teeth are developing in or close proximity to your maxillary sinus, which is common for upper wisdom teeth. Your dentist or surgeon will remove the teeth by a surgical approach to expose and/or uncover the wisdom teeth, and likely place sutures to close the incision. ...Read more

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If a dentist is amazing can he remove your cavities and leave you teeth looking like the never had ANY work done?

If a dentist is amazing can he remove your cavities and leave you teeth looking like the never had ANY work done?

Most dentists are: Amazing at restoring your teeth to picture perfect condition. Consult with yours and let them know exactly what you want. ...Read more

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My baby teeth have been removed 3 days ago due to cavity. The another teeth was under it. What care I should take to not to have cavity in new one?

My baby teeth have been removed 3 days ago due to cavity. The another teeth was under it. What care I should take to not to have cavity in new one?

Keep it clean: And less sweets. But at age 20 the tooth u beneath may not come in properly. Discuss your options with your doctor or am orthodontist. ...Read more

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Can u remove cavity completely? Or no you will loose some teeths and can u treat cavity with toothbrush and mouthwash? How to treat cavity without den

Can u remove cavity completely? Or no you will loose some teeths and can u treat cavity with toothbrush and mouthwash? How to treat cavity without den

Dentist needed: If one could treat tooth decay with a toothbrush and mouthwash, there would be no need for dentists, right?
It is impossible for you to restore your own tooth, so see a local dentist and have your teeth fixed. ...Read more

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How long does it require for your wisdom teeth cavities to stop bleeding after you get them removed?

How long does it require for your wisdom teeth cavities to stop bleeding after you get them removed?

Variable: If you are in normal health without any blood abnormalities and the surgery was straight forward then usually it should stop within 1 hour. However, in some people spotting occurs for 24-48 hours. If concerned please call your doctor asap. ...Read more

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I got lots of teeth in my jaw with 3 pairs of teeth having cavities. Is there an easy way to remove them?

I got lots of teeth in my jaw with 3 pairs of teeth having cavities. Is there an easy way to remove them?

Remove what?: Remove the teeth or remove the cavities? Either solution requires the skill and expertise of a dentist...It's not a diy project. Better to treat the cavities and thereby keep the teeth from both health and an economic viewpoints. Please call dentist now. The longer thou wait, the more difficult and expensive treatment becomes. ...Read more

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Can my wisdom teeth be filled instead of pulled, with surface cavities on two one on each side in the top of my mouth. I'm 55 an anxious about having them remove.

Can my wisdom teeth be filled instead of pulled, with surface cavities on two one on each side in the top of my mouth. I'm 55 an anxious about having them remove.

Wisdom Teeth: Sometimes wisdom teeth are valuable asset when healthy and properly aligned, but more often, they are misaligned and require removal. The removal of wisdom teeth is one of the most common procedures. See your dentist for evaluation, x-rays and treatment options. ...Read more

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When I went to my dentist for a cleaning last weekend they didn't seem to say anything about my swollen red upper gums. They said I had clean teeth. But I need to get my wisdom teeth removed and have a few cavities. Could this be contributing to the red s

When I went to my dentist for a cleaning last weekend they didn't seem to say anything about my swollen red upper gums. They said I had clean teeth. But I need to get my wisdom teeth removed and have a few cavities. Could this be contributing to the red s

Speak with DDS: You need to speak with the dentist and or hygienist and address the following, what is my home care regimen and how can it be improved? Can I see a copy of my periodontal charting and explain what the numbers mean to me. Why do you think I have red swollen gingiva and what are the remedies to have this addressed. ...Read more

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What are some home remedies to treat a bad tooth cavity?

What are some home remedies to treat a bad tooth cavity?

Pain: There is no home remedy to treat a cavity.If you are talking about temporary pain relief wet a small cotton pellet with clove oil and place it in the cavity (not on the gum it will burn the gums). ...Read more

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Can tooth cavities be reduced or eliminated using certain toothpaste or remedies?

Can tooth cavities be reduced or eliminated using certain toothpaste or remedies?

Possibly: There is no magic paste out there that will completely eliminate to risk of getting cavities. However, any fluoridated toothpaste can help protect your teeth and reduce the risk of getting cavities. If you are a high cavity risk patient, there are special prescription toothpastes you can use. ...Read more

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Can a cavity be fixed if its between two back molars, without having to remove the tooth?

Can a cavity be fixed if its between two back molars, without having to remove the tooth?

Absolutely: Actually, most cavities form in between the teeth, so dentists are posed with this problem on a daily basis. This is easily handled by drilling through the biting surface of the tooth in order to reach the decay and then restoring the tooth with a filling (or crown if extensive). If we weren't able to easily fix this problem, most people would have almost no back teeth. ...Read more

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I have a cavity but my Dentist insists to just get the tooth removed in 3 months. How much will the cavity spread in that time?

I have a cavity but my Dentist insists to just get the tooth removed in 3 months. How much will the cavity spread in that time?

Tooth pulled: Cavities can get bigger with time and the tooth can break down more with pressure from chewing and there can be pain. I would suggest to take care of the situation as soon as possible since generally it cannot get better with out treatment. ...Read more

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I am 18 years old now and I still have 1 premolar milk tooth. It has a lot of cavities and also broke. Do I need to remove it?

I am 18 years old now and I still have 1 premolar milk tooth. It has a lot of cavities and also broke. Do I need to remove it?

Definitely remove it: As an adult with a decayed baby tooth, often the tooth is lost between the ages of 20 and 35 and must be replaced with a dental implant. See your dentist for examination, x-ray and treatment. ...Read more

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I have a large cavity in my wisdom tooth on the upper right side. I would like to get braces. What happens if I do not remove the wisdom tooth?

I have a large cavity in my wisdom tooth on the upper right side. I would like to get braces. What happens if I do not remove the wisdom tooth?

Infection and pain: The large cavity on the wisdom tooth will eventually lead to pain and infection. I highly recommend that you have this tooth looked at by your dentist. The tooth probably will need to be removed or sometimes a filling can be placed. ...Read more

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I took a reclast (zoledronic acid) infusion feb. 27 and I now need a tooth removed due to a cavity. Is it safe to have it removed?

I took a reclast (zoledronic acid) infusion feb. 27 and I now need a tooth removed due to a cavity. Is it safe to have it removed?

It depends...: On whether you have taken any other osteoporosis medication before this last Reclast (zoledronic acid) injection, including another dose of Reclast (zoledronic acid) previously. After reviewing your history with these medications, your oral surgeon can discuss the potential risks you may face and when the extraction might be safest. If delay is suggested, a root canal could buy you time. ...Read more

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I have very small cavities (about 2 or 3) on side of wisdom tooth. They are in somewhat tight spot but I don't want tooth removed. Can they be filled?

I have very small cavities (about 2 or 3) on side of wisdom tooth. They are in somewhat tight spot but I don't want tooth removed. Can they be filled?

Depends on Position: In order to be filled, the dentist needs to have access for the instruments to open up access to the decay, clean out the decay, and seal the cavity with a filling. This can often be done with some difficulty, but in some cases, it can not. ...Read more

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Help please? I had one removed) and wisdom tooth, it makes my whole jaw hurt. It does react to sweets, but I cannot see any cavity?

Help please? I had one removed) and wisdom tooth, it makes my whole jaw hurt. It does react to sweets, but I cannot see any cavity?

See your dentist: There can be a number of issues going on especially since your having jaw pain. Sometimes when a tooth is removed, it leaves the adjacent tooth root surface exposed, which can be sensitive to cold and sweets. Definitely see your dentist. ...Read more

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Why is the dental abscess getting worse during treatment? I have a tooth with a large cavity. It had a filling in it, but the filling got loose and before I had a chance to have it fixed I got a dental abscess. The filling was removed so the tooth could dr

Why is the dental abscess getting worse during treatment? I have a tooth with a large cavity. It had a filling in it, but the filling got loose and before I had a chance to have it fixed I got a dental abscess. The filling was removed so the tooth could dr

Dr: Dr zweig gave you some good advice. Was the root canal started? You did not clarify in your post. The dead nerve tissue needs to be removed to help the antibiotics work.

It may be necessary to use a different antibiotic if you are not getting better. Call your dentist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Wisdom tooth LARGE cavity. SEVERE pain similar to when my other wisdom tooth hurt, which was pushing on a damaged nerve before extraction. 2nd molar was removed years ago to give current wisdom tooth room to grow. Dentist appt next week. EXTRACTION??

Wisdom tooth LARGE cavity. SEVERE pain similar to when my other wisdom tooth hurt, which was pushing on a damaged nerve before extraction. 2nd molar was removed years ago to give current wisdom tooth room to grow. Dentist appt next week. EXTRACTION??

Speak with DDS: Let the dentist evaluate the tooth prior to extraction/implant. Was the third molar orthodontically moved into the second molar space to avoid open contacts? There are many variables, which need the dentist's expertise for long term success. ...Read more

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Cyst&tooth#3 removed, maybe old root canal caused, ate thru nasal cavity bone. CT says maxillary retention cyst now, 2 weeks ago 3Dxray showed nothing?

Cyst&tooth#3 removed, maybe old root canal caused, ate thru nasal cavity bone. CT says maxillary retention cyst now, 2 weeks ago 3Dxray showed nothing?

Not unusual: Retention cysts should be followed up by your dentist or ENT clinically and by radiography. Mostly no treatment is indicated, because of their high spontaneous regression rate. Take care. ...Read more

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How to remove dental wax from cavity?

Dental wax: See a dentist and have the tooth treated. The dentist will remove the temporary filling and place a stronger, longer lasting restoration ...Read more

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How do I remove the dental wax from a cavity?

How do I remove the dental wax from a cavity?

Dental wax: Dental wax is not a filling material. If you have an infected hole in a tooth, a cavity, covering it with wax will not cure the infection. Stop trying to play Dentist and go see a real one before you do serious harm to yourself. ...Read more

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What causes cavities on teeth?

What causes cavities on teeth?

Acid and Exposure: As previously explained the acid byproduct of bacterial metabolism etches the enamel and causes "cavities" commonly referred to as decay. Another component however is the frequency of exposure. If you constantly snack on sugary treats the frequency of acid exposure increases the problem. Each exposure results in approximately 20 minutes of acid exposure. I suggest limiting your exposures. ...Read more

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How do adult teeth get cavities?

How do adult teeth get cavities?

Neglect mostly: People get cavities mostly because their mouths have a prevalence of cavity causing germs (strep mutans/lactobacillus sp.). There are many other factors to consider: saliva, diet, ph, and others influence your overall cavity risk. The factors you can control to reduce risk are diet and home care. Reduce consumption of sugary/acidic foods/bevs. Brush/floss daily, and chew sugarless gum w/ xylitol. ...Read more

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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