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Dentist said I had to get a cavity filled without pain medicine?

Dentist said I had to get a cavity filled without pain medicine?

During or after?: Are you saying that the dentist didn't feel the need to provide anesthetic while having the tooth filled, or after the tooth is filled? It is not typical to need pain medication after a filling, and if there is discomfort afterward, it may be from the injection site. Advil (ibuprofen) should take care of any discomfort afterward. ...Read more

Tooth Decay (Definition)

Tooth decay is the destructive process that occurs when the acids and bacteria in the mouth demineralize and dissolve away portions of the tooth structure. This can be stopped with proper tooth care and mineralization products (like fluoride) that ...Read more


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How will it feel to have my cavity drilled without novocaine? I used to do it without any drugs.

How will it feel to have my cavity drilled without novocaine? I used to do it without any drugs.

Depends: Some smaller areas of decay can be removed without local anesthesia. There are a number of dentists who are using lasers to remove decay and are able to treat some decayed teeth comfortably without administering local anesthesia. Some describe the removal of decay with a laser as a much more comfortable procedure than the traditional drill. Deep areas of decay would likely require anesthesia. ...Read more

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Pl give medicine name for teeth pain due to cavity.

Pl give medicine name for teeth pain due to cavity.

Tylenol (acetaminophen): If the Ibuprofen isn't helping, you can also add tylenol, (acetaminophen) 750 mg up to 4 times per day. In the end, getting the tooth treated is the only sure way to relieve the pain. ...Read more

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I have a Small carious cavity and clear OPG with constant pain. Dentist is confused and thinks its pulpitis but not sure. Medicines failed.

I have a Small carious cavity and clear OPG with constant pain. Dentist is confused and thinks its pulpitis but not sure. Medicines failed.

Internet diagnosis: These types of situations require a clinical exam and x-rays along with other types of tests IN PERSON and cannot be properly or accurately diagnosed over the internet. Sorry. Perhaps see another dentist for a second opinion Medicines? Was the cavity filled? When or why not? Perhaps another tooth or another problem? ...Read more

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I have bad allergies but whenever I take allergy medicine my sinus cavity hurts the entire day. Is that normal? Is it drying me up too much?

I have bad allergies but whenever I take allergy medicine my sinus cavity hurts the entire day. Is that normal? Is it drying me up too much?

Sinus pain: Hello. Yes your antihistamine may be causing a drying effect on your nose and sinus lining. This may cause your pain. It may be beneficial to see your doctor and begin a steroid nasal spray. This will reduce inflammation in your nose and sinuses more effectively without the drying. ...Read more

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Hi I have a 6year old son with a congenital heart. Dentist is to put him in Hosp. & close up cavity. Should he take anti medicine 2days or 2weeks b4?

Hi I have a 6year old son with a congenital heart. Dentist is to put him in Hosp. & close up cavity. Should he take anti medicine 2days or 2weeks b4?

It is important: To follow your dentists instructions exactly. If you have any questions, contact his/her office for a clarification. ...Read more

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I've been waking up with a pain in the upper cavity of my mouth and lots of yellow phlegm, but I feel fine. What medicine should I be taking?

Pain & phlegm: See your pcp for evaluation of what is causing your pain & phlegm. Might be sinus infection or dental abscess, or uri. Doc's exam will determine the appropriate medicine for the condition. ...Read more

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Rt ear has gone numb - past 2 days. No dizziness, no h/o of trauma, no ear discharge, no pain, ear cavity clean, on post angioplasty drugs, please help?

Rt ear has gone numb - past 2 days. No dizziness, no h/o of trauma, no ear discharge, no pain, ear cavity clean, on post angioplasty drugs, please help?

CN 7, 9, 10: The sensory innervation of the pinna (or ear) is complex: cranial nerves 7, 9, 10 play a part. Given your otherwise neurological "intactness" except this pinnal numbness, my question is: have you recently 'cracked' your neck, had chiropractic manipulation, what was angioplastied? Arterial dissection is the concern. The simplest explanation is focal compressing ear too long during sleep... ...Read more

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How quickly can secondary caries develop?

How quickly can secondary caries develop?

Immediately: Secondary caries can start as soon as bacteria have a food source to produce acids and therefore cause demineralization of the tooth. That is why it is important to brush and floss after every meal and after any snacks. At least rinse out thoroughly when you cannot brush or floss and avoid foods and liquids high in sugar. Many sports and energy drinks are very acidic and can also be problematic. ...Read more

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What can I do to stop caries from growing?

What can I do to stop caries from growing?

See your dentist: Once a tooth has caries or decay it will continue to grow until the tooth is fixed by a dentist. You can stop caries before they start by brushing and flossing properly. ...Read more

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Why are chinese least prone to having caries?

Why are chinese least prone to having caries?

Inaccurate statement: Latest study: "In conclusion, the prevalence of dental caries in the deciduous and permanent dentitions of 7- to 8-year-old children was high. Deep pits and fissures in high caries risk children should be sealed. Appropriate preventive measures should be instituted. The tremendous rise in the economy of China over the last decade has increased the number of children with high caries risk. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: caries?

Dental caries is: A destructive process causing decalcification of the tooth enamel and leading to continued destruction of enamel and dentin, and cavitation of the tooth. ...Read more

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I need some tips on how to stop caries from growing?

Be thorough!: Brush all the surfaces of your teeth, from one 'back' tooth all the way to the other 'back' tooth; with small massaging motions twice a day. BUT at night (before bedtime) floss your teeth IMMEDIATELY after brushing (yeah it's messy) then rinse your mouth with water and go to sleep! This is how I Brush and floss! ...Read more

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What happens if you has caries who would you consult?

What happens if you has caries who would you consult?

See a dentist: Dental caries is the most prevalent chronic disease in the world. If cavities aren't treated, they can lead to severe toothache, infection and tooth loss. Although cavities can be fixed by the dentist the prevention of cavities is the best strategy for your oral health. ...Read more

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Could you explain what is chemicomechanical removal of caries?

Could you explain what is chemicomechanical removal of caries?

Maybe: In the nineties a product was widely sold to dentist for the removal of tooth decay. Using air abrasion and/or drilling only on enamel. Most people could be treated without a shot. Once the decay was exposed, it could be washed away with copious amounts of inexpensive solution. The remaining tooth structure could then be bonded and restored with a tooth colored restoration. Didn't work out. ...Read more

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What to do if I heard that caries is least prevalent in china. Do you know why?

What to do if I heard that caries is least prevalent in china. Do you know why?

Inaccurate statement: Latest study: "In conclusion, the prevalence of dental caries in the deciduous and permanent dentitions of 7- to 8-year-old children was high. Deep pits and fissures in high caries risk children should be sealed. Appropriate preventive measures should be instituted. The tremendous rise in the economy of China over the last decade has increased the number of children with high caries risk. ...Read more

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What are caries in dentistry?

What are caries in dentistry?

Decay: Caries is a word that is used to describe dental decay. ...Read more

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What are interproximal caries?

What are interproximal caries?

Cavities: Interproximal are cavities between the teeth. These are usually caused by lack of flossing. ...Read more

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It, s the 3rd day my boy has his first tooth. How can I clean his tooth to save from caries?

It, s the 3rd day my boy has his first tooth. How can I clean his tooth to save from caries?

Washcloth cleaning: Tooth cleaning can be done by wrapping a moistened washcloth around your finger; cradling the child with one arm while massaging the tooth and gums with the other hand. ...Read more

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How can you differentiate between fluorosis and caries?

How can you differentiate between fluorosis and caries?

Differentiate: Fluorosis is characterized by deep brown or black hard stains that cannot be polished away with a dental cleaning. Caries can be brown or black, is 'sticky' and is associated with a hole as the bacteria dissolve the enamel. ...Read more

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Could you explain what is a caries risk assessment test?

Could you explain what is a caries risk assessment test?

Assessment of risk: It is exactly as the name states: a test to determine/assess your risk for dental caries ('tooth decay'). There are numerous factors that contribute to your risk including diet, family and social/behavioral factors. You can start the process with this link: http://mydentalscore. Com/
check it out and bring results to your dentist. ...Read more

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How do you differentiate between denatl fluorosis, caries?

How do you differentiate between denatl fluorosis, caries?

Yes: Fluorosis is characterized by stains on the teeth because of high amount of fluoride...Demineralization if the breakdown of enamel, which can also be characterized by stain/change in color.

Demineralization can lead to caries (cavities), but may arrest itself and remain a "dark" spot. ...Read more

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Is there anything I can do meanwhile to slow the development of this caries/cavities down?

Slow cavities: It depends on the size of your cavities and how many you have. The first and best way is effective brushing and flossing. There is xylitol containing drops, toothpaste, and candies that can slow or halt cavities. There is also rx toothpaste with extra fluoride. If you have a lot of cavities these need to be repaired or they act as seed areas to spread the decay. ...Read more

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For caries involving the pulp, is it always called pulpitis?

For caries involving the pulp, is it always called pulpitis?

Yes, pulpitis: By the definition pulpitis is a term for inflammation of the tooth "pulp". Although pulpitis can be fixed by the dentist the prevention of cavities is the best strategy for your oral health. ...Read more

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Are the dental caries infectious?

Are the dental caries infectious?

No: They are infections, but not infectious. You can' thatch or give dental cavities. If you do have cavities, caries, infected teeth, the infection is very destructive and can spread through your body. Please call your dentist before cavities become painful dangerous abscesses. ...Read more

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Can a bulimic have caries without erosion?

Yes: It depends on how long the person has been bulimic. If it has been a short time the erosion may not be evident clinically. ...Read more

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What are the dentists going to do if I have pit caries?

What are the dentists going to do if I have pit caries?

Pit Caries: Usually if they are small pits then the can be cleaned with a fissurotomy bur and sealed with pit and fissure seleants if they are larger then a filling needs to be done although a very small filling. ...Read more

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How much would I have to pay to a dentist in america if I am not insured and have caries?

How much would I have to pay to a dentist in america if I am not insured and have caries?

Depends...: There are many university affiliated dental schools that offer low cost and free dental care to people with no insurance. You'll likely be seen by a dental student with supervision from a dentist, but it sure beats having to pull the tooth yourself. There are dentists (as well as doctors) who take cash - but their prices can be highly variable. Only way to know is to call the office and ask. ...Read more

Dr. James Lin
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Cavity (Definition)

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Caries (Definition)

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