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Are some dental crowns, fillings, or braces a problem with MRI machines?

Are some dental crowns, fillings, or braces a problem with MRI machines?

Not a problem: Hi,
dental fillings or braces can induce artifacts that may spoil the image quality in structures just close to them. It is very local so if the reason of doing mr is not related to structures within a quarter of an inch, that is not a problem. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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Mri (Definition)

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


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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?

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

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Is there a maximum number of replacing dental filling?

Is there a maximum number of replacing dental filling?

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

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Can you ask for hydrocodone for dental fillings?

Can you ask for hydrocodone for dental fillings?

No need or reason: Hydrocodone is a narcotic and there is NO reason that a drug of this type is needed for a dental filling. Dental fillings are simple and a painless procedures! ...Read more

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What dental filling is best according to health?

What dental filling is best according to health?

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

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Can you cure a dental cavity without filling it?

Can you cure a dental cavity without filling it?

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

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Should I be worried if my dental filling fell out?

Should I be worried if my dental filling fell out?

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

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How do you put in a dental filling in a 3 year old?

How do you put in a dental filling in a 3 year old?

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

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Curious as to how much for dental fillings per teeth?

Curious as to how much for dental fillings per teeth?

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

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I keep biting down on dental filling. What should I do?

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

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How effective is a dental filling for treating a cavity?

How effective is a dental filling for treating a cavity?

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

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For anesthesia in dental filling work how long will it subside? -

For anesthesia in dental filling work how long will it subside? -

Depends: On the one used however anywhere from 1 hour to 3 hours generally. ...Read more

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Wanted to know if I can go swimming after I get a dental filling?

Wanted to know if I can go swimming after I get a dental filling?

Yes: As long as you feel awake, alert and well after your dental procedure there is no contraindication to going swimming ...Read more

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Will it be okay to drink the night before getting a dental filling?

In moderation: Alcohol in excess can interfere with the effectiveness of local anesthetic. If you drink too much you may have trouble getting completely numb for your procedure. ...Read more

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I have a dental inlay and a filling bellow. Is it bad to chew on it?

I have a dental inlay and a filling bellow. Is it bad to chew on it?

Dental restorations: Your restorations are strong enough to eat normally. Treat these teeth well, with good brushing and flossing and your restorations will last a long time. ...Read more

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Could dental assistants place and grind permanent composite filling?

Could dental assistants place and grind permanent composite filling?

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

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Is it true that its not safe for pregnant women to get dental fillings?

Is it true that its not safe for pregnant women to get dental fillings?

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

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If my dental filling fell out, should I be concerned for my internal health?

No: 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

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Other than fillings, is there any way to reverse damage from dental cavities?

Other than fillings, is there any way to reverse damage from dental cavities?

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

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Does getting dental fillings increase the risk of developing prostate enlargement?

Does getting dental fillings increase the risk of developing prostate enlargement?

No: Dental filling and cavities do not interfere with the prostate or cause prostate problems. ...Read more

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I had four dental fillings done yesterday. Would that affect a d-dimer test today?

I had four dental fillings done yesterday. Would that affect a d-dimer test today?

No problems: Many things may affect your lab test results, but not dental fillings. ...Read more

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What are the different types of dental filling for the lateral surface of the tooth?

What are the different types of dental filling for the lateral surface of the tooth?

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

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What to do if I have a dental inlay and a filling bellow but I'm scared to chew on it?

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

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I heard dental fillings are toxic and slowly get released. Any safe ones you might be aware of?

I heard dental fillings are toxic and slowly get released. Any safe ones you might be aware of?

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

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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

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Will dental filling be done in the same tooth (after first one comes out remaining in place for two years)?

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

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After a dental check, my dentist suggested options of crowns and composite fillings. The crowns are much more expensive. Do they have superior lasting?

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

Filling (Definition)

Any of several materials used to repair a tooth that has chipped, is adversely worn, or that has had a cavity which has been drilled (cleaned ...Read more