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I have hyperthyroid and I have got cavities in all teeth can I have capping done without root canal?

I have hyperthyroid and I have got cavities in all teeth can I have capping done without root canal?

Speak with dentist: Speak to your dentist about your dental issues. Always be conservative, you may not need crowns . Based on the clinical and radiographic findings, the dentist will discuss a treatment plan that will fit your clinical and monetary needs. ...Read more

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Dr. Susan Wingo
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Hyperthyroidism (Definition)

Hypothyroidism is a medical condition that lowers the level of thyroid hormone to a point where the patient has a marked decrease in overall health. Often the patient does not notice the loss of thyroid hormone for several weeks or more. Once diagnosed with low thyroid hormone levels, the patient will be prescribed with thyroid hormone to a point where the thyroid levels are normal and ...Read more


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Is it possible that a person with hyperthyroidism can have a tooth extraction?

Is it possible that a person with hyperthyroidism can have a tooth extraction?

Hyperthyroidism: If it is an emergency, you need to have it done. Tell the oral surgeon, see your doctor. If not an emergency, get the thyroid controlled first. With b-blockers and methimazole, it is usually possible to get the ft4 near normal in 1 week or so. The main issue has to do with the interaction of the hyperthyroidism with anesthesia and stress. ...Read more

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Can hyperthyroidism cause dental carries?

Can hyperthyroidism cause dental carries?

It's possible but : I don't know of any direct correlation between hyperthyroidism and dental caries. I have read that children with hyperthyroidism are dentally precocious (teeth erupting at an earlier age) and if their oral hygiene is not good, then certainly that can contribute to dental caries. ...Read more

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Can dental problems be the cause of thyroid gland disorders - either hypo or hyperthyroidism? Is a symptom a click in the throat when you swallow?

Can dental problems be the cause of thyroid gland disorders - either hypo or hyperthyroidism? Is a symptom a click in the throat when you swallow?

No: Usually dental problems don't cause thyroid issues. In some cases, the thyroid gland can get large enough to have some mass effect on the esophagus but not a click per se. See a doctor soon for further evaluation. ...Read more

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How do I have decayed teeth?

How do I have decayed teeth?

Combo: Cavities are caused by a combination of factors: bacteria that is always present in your mouth, poor oral hygiene, consumption of sugary drinks or food. Rec.: see your general dentist for a professional cleaning and prophylaxis. Ask your dentist how you can keep your teeth for the rest of your life? ...Read more

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How to stop my teeth from decaying while having periodonitis.

How to stop my teeth from decaying while having periodonitis.

Diet & Oral Hygiene: Two different things. Brushing/flossing help to manage gum disease mechanically. Tooth decay is primarily a chemical process. No amount of brushing will prevent tooth decay if your diet is high in sugar/sweets or acid (soft drinks/lemonade)--especially if you take meds that dry your mouth--or if you suffer from gerd, or heartburn. Fluoride rinses help to increase acid resistance of the teeth. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of decayed teeth without a dentist?

How can I get rid of decayed teeth without a dentist?

Well...: The the decay will not fix itself on its own, so you need a dentist to restore the teeth if they are even restorable. If you are referring to extractions, then again, a dentist is trained and educated to properly extract teeth. I know of no other healthcare professional trained to do these procedures, therefore you will need the services of a dentist in your area. ...Read more

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Should a 2 year old have their teeth pulled due to tooth decay?

Should a 2 year old have their teeth pulled due to tooth decay?

Depends: If the teeth can be repaired, it's best to do so. However, if the teeth a severely decayed, it may be necessary to extract them. Depending on the area of the mouth teeth are extracted, the space may need to be held by using a space maintainer so that the space will remain open and available for the permanent teeth. ...Read more

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Could my son still get tooth decay even if I brush his teeth regulary?

Could my son still get tooth decay even if I brush his teeth regulary?

It is possible: Brushing teeth may not prevent cavities but you can certainly minimize the number of cavities you get. ...Read more

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Could my son still get tooth decay even if i brush his teeth regularly?

Could my son still get tooth decay even if i brush his teeth regularly?

Yes, he can: You assume that brushing will prevent cavities. Not true. Brushing and flossing correctly, fluoridation of water, and regular dental check-ups will help prevent cavities, but cannot guarantee a cavity free mouth. ...Read more

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Dr. Susan Wingo
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Overactive Thyroid (Definition)

Hyperthyroidism, often called "overactive thyroid," is a condition where the thyroid secretes too much of the thyroid hormones. Common symptoms include heat intolerance, increased appetite, ...Read more