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Doctor insights on: Remedies For Dental Caries

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How do dmfs, dmft and deft dental caries index differ from one another?

How do dmfs, dmft and deft dental caries index differ from one another?

Teeth or surfaces : Dmfs: records the decayed, missing, filled (restored) tooth surfaces in a persons mouth. Dmft: decayed, missing, filled teeth in a persons mouth. Deft: is a count of the number of decayed, extracted, filled teeth in a persons mouth. We use these indices to measure caries (carvity) risks in patients, families, and populations of people. ...Read more

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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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Can you tell whether it's dental caries or gingivitis by how much pain your teeth hurt?

Can you tell whether it's dental caries or gingivitis by how much pain your teeth hurt?

Yes: Caries will cause varying types of pain depending on depth. Sensitivity to sweets, liquids , cold, hot and biting are the usual progression. Gingevitis will cause pain when the gums are brushed, when flossing, and when certain foods come it contact w the gums. And the pain is generalized usually. ...Read more

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What is the best homeopathic remedy for dental caries?

What is the best homeopathic remedy for dental caries?

A different thought: Cavities arise in the presence of; specific bacteria a susceptible host fermenting carbohydrates the key is prevention, not a homeopathic remedy. Best to see a dentist for an evaluation and have regular professional cleanings. Daily brushing with a sonicare or oral b electric toothbrush and to use a hydrofloss oral irrigator. ...Read more

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What is the best homeopathic remedy for dental caries in kids?

What is the best homeopathic remedy for dental caries in kids?

See below: There is no homeopathic treatment for dental caries. The child needs to be seen by a dentist, or the problem will progress, and may require tooth extraction. ...Read more

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Could dental caries be reversed without any help of dental treatment?

Could dental caries be reversed without any help of dental treatment?

Not really: Incipient exceptionally early decay that has not penetrated through the enamel into the dentin can sometimes be halted and re mineralized. If you know you have a cavity, however, you're long past that threshold and will need restorative care. In either case the enemy is procrastination...See your dentist now. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could dental caries be reversed without any help of dental treatment?

No and Yes: No if the decay is through the enamel and yes if it is still in the enamel only. In that case the product is call icon and can repair the enamel. The lesions icon can be used on are called incipient lesions so check with your dentist. ...Read more

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Ozone therapy ok for the treatment of dental caries?

Ozone therapy ok for the treatment of dental caries?

Maybe: There is some recent evidence that for limited caries(not deeply fissured) ozone therapy may be as effective as more conventional therapy. Experience with this still seems to be limited. ...Read more

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How can I have dental cavity treatment by laser technology?

How can I have dental cavity treatment by laser technology?

No shots no drills: No shots are required for laser cavity treatment procedure, and you'll love the results without pain or discomfort! ...Read more

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Why is the dental abscess getting worse during treatment? I have a tooth with a large cavity. It had a filling in it, but the filling got loose and before i had a chance to have it fixed i got a dental abscess.The filling was removed so the tooth could dr

Why is the dental abscess getting worse during treatment? I have a tooth with a large cavity. It had a filling in it, but the filling got loose and before i had a chance to have it fixed i got a dental abscess.The filling was removed so the tooth could dr

Dr : Dr zweig gave you some good advice. Was the root canal started? You did not clarify in your post. The dead nerve tissue needs to be removed to help the antibiotics work. It may be necessary to use a different antibiotic if you are not getting better. Call your dentist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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6 yearold baby upper teeth cavity no problem what is the treatment?

6 yearold baby upper teeth cavity  no problem what  is the treatment?

Baby teeth: Baby teeth are important to treat. They maintain the space for the growing permenant teeth. Small cavities are treated with fillings. Sometimes large cavities are treated with stainless steel crowns. ...Read more

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What are some alternative treatment on cavity in teeth?

What are some alternative treatment on cavity in teeth?

Cavities: Teeth with cavities require that the decay be removed and replaced with some form of restoration. If that is not done, the decay will eventually destroy the tooth, cause an infection or both. See a dentist to discuss treatment options and preventive care. ...Read more

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Do vegans suffer from dental caries?

Do vegans suffer from dental caries?

Vegan diets: I agree with the previous answers regarding carbohydrates and decay. Beware many fruits and veggies are acidic which can contribute to decay and erosion. ...Read more

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What are some symptoms of dental caries?

Could be no symptoms: Some cavities present with no symptoms. Even if the tooth shows no symptoms, a dark color or a change in the reflection of light could clue you in to the presence of a cavity. ...Read more

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What can one do to correct dental caries?

Depends: If at all possible have the caries removed and the tooth filled but only after assessing the periodontal health of the teeth.. ...Read more

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How are social class and dental caries related?

How are social class and dental caries related?

Differnet levels: Ther eis a theory since poorer people eat a high carbohydrate diet they are more prone to dental disease. More fast food and high sugar foods are eaten in lower social class people. ...Read more

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Is dental caries lifestyle or lifecycle problem?

Both: There is a genetic component to caries susceptibility. Some people are just more prone to caries. However, lifestyle - particularly diet and how well you take care of your teeth are critical in preventing caries. Good oral hygiene and regular visits to the dentist will help you keep a healthy mouth. ...Read more

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How to distinguish pain from dental caries and stain?

How to distinguish pain from dental caries and stain?

Stain doesn't hurt: Stain on your teeth can come from many things such as foods, beverages, or medications. It's usually something on the surface of your tooth and can come off with a dental cleaning. Dental caries can be painful if it's deep enough- especially sensitive to cold and/or sweets. ...Read more

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Can dental caries really cause death in severe cases?

Yes but: It can if it leads to an infection that gets out of control and invades sinus areas or sub-lingual areas of the jaw. But this is uncommon in todays' world with the advent of antibiotics and access to good dental care. ...Read more

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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Cavity (Definition)

Basically a cavity is a hole, or defect in the tooth structure. It is created by the demineralization and breakdown of tooth structure from the acid attack of ...Read more


Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Caries (Definition)

A destructive process causing decalcification of the tooth enamel and leading to continued destruction of enamel and dentin, and ...Read more