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Mri Dental Fillings
Mri or magnetic resonance imaging is one of the more recently developed imaging modalities available to physicians. It uses powerful magnets to generate images. There is no ionizing radiation which is a major advantage over many other modalities. Mri is the best imaging exam that we have for most soft tissue and joint related problems. There are radiologists ...Read more
I am scheduled for an MRI in Dec but I have 2 mercury fillings plus one metal nail in one of my root canalled teeth. Is it safe for me to get an MRI?
Yes, except...: The mercury fillings are not important for MRI studies. The metal nail may be a problem if it is an old treatment or performed in certain countries, most notably the eastern european countries. In these circumstances, it is possible that the tooth with the nail could heat up or become loose with MRI. At your age, that is unlikely, however. Tell details to the MRI tech before you start study. ...Read more
No: If you mean the number that can be replaced at one time then, no. I would be concerned if amalgam fillings are being replaced. You do not want to replace too many of those as mercury is released when they are being taken out. ...Read more
No Filling at all: Early diagnosis of dental decay (caries) can allow for interventions without the need for traditional fillings, that is, non surgical treatment. Through the use of advanced digital x rays, laser fluorescence, high magnification, and risk assessments early cavities can be reversed. If you want more information click here. Http://www. Laserdentistbaltimore. Com/filling-free-decay-management/ ...Read more
Dental cavities: Once you vave the cavities there is no alternative medicine two cure the cavities. There is no doubt that all the preventive measures, cutting sugars and carbs, brushing and flossing and fruoride treatment will prevent the formation of the cavities. But once you have real cavities these need to be filled. ...Read more
YES: See your dentist right away! You may get severe breakdown of the remaining tooth to the degree that it might not be able to be saved. Hopefully you will get there before that happens. Don't wait. Good luck with your treatment. ...Read more
The same as an adult:
The actual "filling" is the same as you would probably have. What is different is having to deal with the psychology of a 3 year old. This is something your pediatric dentist does daily.
"fillings" vary in size and surfaces of teeth involved. Some are small and can be done without any local anesthetic. Some are large and can involve multiple tooth surfaces and may require anesthetic. ...Read more
Gray to silver: Color.Get a more detailed answer ›
In your city?: It would be different than in manhattan, or downtown los angeles, and again different from wilmington, nc. Each office is independently owned and charges different fees based on materials, time, and complexity. It is such a broad range, that the answer is meaningless, but since you asked, $50 to $500 per tooth. ...Read more
Visit your dentist: Sometimes because you are numb, it is not easy to finalize the height of the filling. If after the anesthetic has worn off, the tooth feels high, give it a few days to settle down. If after 2-3 days it is still high, visit your dentist for the necessary minor adjustments. ...Read more
Depends: The answer depends on the size of the cavity, the depth of the cavity and the potential for additional restorations on the same tooth. Many times, the better option is an inlay, onlay, crown, root canal or extraction and placement of an implant. See you Dentist, he/she will give you the options that best fit your particular situation. Brush-brush-brush-floss! ...Read more
Depends: On the one used however anywhere from 1 hour to 3 hours generally. ...Read more
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
Usually ok: I prefer to not do any dental work on pregnant women during the first and third trimesters because those are critical stages. I really don't have any worries about doing fillings during the second trimester. My biggest concern is if the patient has high anxiety during the treatment which could upset the pregnancy. If the treatment is not an emergency, it can usually wait until after. ...Read more
Silver fillings are aprox 50% elemental mercury which is bound to other metals when they are solid. Studies estimate that a filling can leak about 10 micrograms of mercury per day. It should be kept in mind that
exposure to very small amounts of mercury, does not necessarily pose a health risk. Digestion of elemental mercury is less reactive and dangerous than methyl mercury found in fish. ...Read more
Probably not: Once dental decay breaks down tooth structure it is considered irreversible. It is necessary to restore the tooth to its normal shape and size with a filling. Otherwise the cavitation or hole will become a food trap and will increase in size. ...Read more
No: Dental filling and cavities do not interfere with the prostate or cause prostate problems. ...Read more
No problems: Many things may affect your lab test results, but not dental fillings. ...Read more
Resin, amalgam, gold: In reality, all three are possible. Practically speaking, resin is the most common and desirable. Depending on the tooth, ceramic might also be possible. Lateral would ususlly infer a front tooth surface. ...Read more
Inlay and filling: Was your inlay placed recently? Is that a final restoration (not temporary)? Do you feel "scared" because of pain on doing so, or are just not sure if that is okay to use it already for chewing? If your inlay was bonded or cemented with a final bond/cement, then the treatment is to help you function (chew) again and better--than without them. Avoid chewing on a temporary inlay however. ...Read more
Silver fillings?: If you are speaking of silver or amalgam fillings, there has been talk that the mercury in filling can leak and is toxic. In us, the american dental association and the federal drug adm have done scientific studies that show there is no harm to the patient. They are safe and long lasting. However. There are good alternatives to these type of fillings, like bonded resin, milled ceramic, or gold. ...Read more
Need some dental expertise! My teeth are hurting very bad after I got fillings done. What should I do now?
Phone call...: To your dentist. The teeth need to be re-evaluated. The fillings may be very deep, and that will affect the nerve (s). The bite can be off, so you might need an adjustment. Only the dentist who restored them knows best what condition those teeth were in before they were restored. ...Read more
Will dental filling be done in the same tooth (after first one comes out remaining in place for two years)?
Replacing fillings: This seemingly simple question is not quite that easy to answer, especially sight unseen. Can a filling be replaced? Yes. However, it might require more than just a filling based upon the condition of the tooth and the reason why it needs replacement. If it just chipped, discolored or slightly more decay, then yes. If substantial decay, fracture, nerve exposure, etc, probably not. ...Read more
After a dental check, my dentist suggested options of crowns and composite fillings. The crowns are much more expensive. Do they have superior lasting?
Both same avg life.: Crowns and composite fillings have statistically the same "life span" however that isn't apples to apples comparison. A small composite filling often easily outlasts a crown (if cosmetics are it an issue). On the other hand due to initial physical shrinkage of the composites (the larger the volume the more of an opening for decay) and other issues large composites fail much quicker then a crowns. ...Read more
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