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Is It Necessary To Have My Braces Removed To Get Fillings
Depends: My colleague is correct. It depends upon where the cavity is. To add a bit more information, it is entirely unlikely that more than one brace (perhaps 2) would be removed for such a procedure, and if it is on the biting surface of the tooth, removal will not likely be needed at all. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fillings and braces: It's best to start off with a complete and thorough exam and cleaning prior to getting orthodontic treatment. Have all your cavities filled first. Once you have braces on, any cavities that you do develop can be taken care of. Either your general dentist can work around the braces or request a band, bracket or wire be temporarily removed and then replaced for better access to the tooth. ...Read more
Absolutely: Once braces are placed on your teeth, many surfaces of the teeth are covered by brackets and wires. This makes cleaning your teeth more difficult and makes your teeth more susceptible to cavities. Existing cavities will also grow bigger in these circumstances. So it is very important to get all your cavities removed and filled before getting your braces. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Flexure ; Acid: Drilling irritates a tooth, so you may have discomfort afterwards. If you have white fillings, acid was used before placing the filling; if this acid lingers, then you will have discomfort. Also, white fillings change shape slightly when they solidify, so they can pull and flex the tooth, causing discomfort. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Dull sensation: With local anesthetics, dental treatment pain is the stuff of mythology and hysteria--if and only if you don't wait until dental disease is a full blown infection. In some advanced, abscess cases, anesthetic doesn't work 100%. In those cases, i'll prescribe antibiotics and home care remedies until infection subsides and then provide therapy. Much more confortable for both of us! ...Read more
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Did i need a pulpecomy? I had no symptoms at all: no pain, no discomfort. I was there to get fillings, but dentist suddenly told me i needed it.
Pulp exposure: While performing the procedure, the pulp was probably exposed. The pulp may not have been diseased, but if it is exposed, it will become diseased it most cases. Hence the need for a root canal. Sometimes, if the exposure is pinpoint small, the dentist may pulp cap with a medicated material and observe. It all depends on the size of the exposure. Don't hesitate to ask your dentist about your case. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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