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Infection Under Dental Crown
It All Depends: All other answers are valid. However, I'd like to add that if the temp crown was recently placed while you're waiting for a permanent crown, the black coloration can be from bacteria getting through the temp crown. It's a result of not having a good seal with the temp crown and usually not a cavity. You commonly see this if the temp crown has been in place for some time where the seal is bad. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
The crown of a tooth is that part of the tooth on top of the root. The crown of the tooth is the part that is visible in the mouth. A crown restoration is a procedure that restores the crown of a tooth that is damaged by fracture or extensive decay by cementing a replica of the crown over a prepared tooth, and is one of the most common ...Read more
Dentis removed amalgam filling, drilled tooth root after suspecting caries toxicity.Now tooth area is swollen.Taking macropen. Is this normal/enough?
Swellings: Swelling is not normal and in these types of cases usually represent an infection. Antibiotics tend to prevent spread of infection but does not address cause. Speak to the dentist treating you regarding what to do, rather than seeking advice online from someone who has limited information about your specific situation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Perio or endo: If the abscess is draining, usually you will have slightly raised gum and very little pain. However, if the abscess is not draining or if the fistula (draining tube) is obstructed, you will have swollen gum and more pain. If your tooth abscess is near the gum, your dentist will also check out your gum condition in addition to your tooth because it can be cracked tooth and/or gum disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe: Depends on the state your in and state regulations. Some states license dental assistants with extended functions. After a dentists prepares a tooth for a restoration this assistant can fill, polish, adjust bite and contour the restoration. ...Read more
Crown placed on 2nd max molar in 2002. Dentist made me bite down on crown to place crown in the gums. Crown flaked. How DDS remove without surgery?
Molar tooth with crown has very obvious fistula pus tract where tooth and gum meet. No tooth pain. Not sensitive to hot/cold. See an endodontist or ?
Oral Surgery: Go see a dentist that has the qualifications to remove the broken root. This can be a difficult surgery. I would recommend treating it soon before you get an infection. I would also recommend doing a graft after the root is removed which will help preserve the remaining bone. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I'm on amoxiciline, infection under a crown, 3 teeth swollen, don't know 100% which is infected, will extract wisdom tooth, can the others be saved?
Get checked: An infected tooth will resonate with biomarker l-homocysteine. Make sure the infection is Amoxilcillin sensitive. Alternatively, even an unhealthy tooth could be saved with root canal therapy. Decide what is in your best interest. Mitigate the causes for the teeth to become unhealthy ...Read more
Root canal lasted 31 years. Updated to a crown a year ago. Now tooth under crown has decay. What are odds decay was resorption vs. Bacteria introduced?
I have bone loss under tooth number19. Will a root canal and/or a bone graft at tooth number18 save the tooth?
What type of dental treatment protects the margin from decay between tooth roots and crowns? Will it last after dental cleanings are done?
Nerve pain flossing root canaled/temp tooth - ill fitted or periodontal issue? Need 2nd opinion. See a Periodontist, Prosthodontist or Dentist?
See an endodontist: With proper care, even teeth that have had old root canal treatment can last a lifetime. An additional endodontic procedure may be able to support healing and save your tooth. If you have pain or discomfort in a previously treated tooth, talk to an endodontist about re-treatment. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
#31 tooth needs gumline cavity filled. Dentist suggested amalgam to get better seal due to location. I'm concerned w/ amalgam regardless FDA cleared.
Amalgams: have been around for 100 years & there is no valid scientific research to prove otherwise. They are routinely taught & used in dental schools. They are present in my own mouth & I could have all of them replaced with composite for free but choose not to. No one can stop you from being concerned other than yourself. Gumline cavities can be restored with composite fillings if retraction\isolated ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Is root canaled crown teeth supposed to feel same as none root canaled crown teeth? My root canaled crown teeth bit different, uncomfortable 9 months
Irritation inflamation gum around wisdom tooth. Not impacted. Root canal on wisdom tooth vs extraction ! two extracted -- 1 root canal - lower rt?
Would my top front teeth have gum grafting done before composite resin bonding to fill in gaps? Showing tooth roots as an adult.
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
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