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Small Cavity In Tooth
Small Cavity: You have no other choice then to have the tooth filled. The longer you wait the bigger the filling will become. If you wait to long you will need a root canal, or a possible extraction. So go to your dentist and have the tooth filled. It will not get better it will just get worse. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Why?: Early demineralization\decalcification of the enamel of the tooth can sometimes be reversed with remineralizing toothpastes & impeccable oral hygiene. However, the causes of this occurring in the first place usually do not stop & therefore it tends to reoccur with deepening decay! There are no magic treatments. It's best to just get it filled when it is small & easily repaired. No reason not to! ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
I am 58 female w/ one small cavity upper back tooth and one filling lower back tooth w/ small cavity bottom side of filling..? Is do I go composite or cerac? Price diff of 800+ per tooth
Size Matters: Depending on the size of the cavity and how far is extends across the different sides of the tooth, a Cerec restoration could be worth the investment. When a dentist recommends a composite resin filling, it is usually the best treatment for that tooth to restore it to optimal form and function. We budget is a concern, sometimes a dentist will offer choices. Ask your dentist about each tooth. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I had a small cavity then slowly my tooth started chipping. Now there is a hole in it. It doesn't hurt will I need it filled or pulled?
Depends: Once decay has worked through the enamel (outer layer) and into the dentin (softer layer), the decay can spread through it very rapidly. Depending upon how much decay is in the dentin and its proximity to the nerve chamber will determine whether it is fillable or in need of extraction. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
My daughter is in such pain! She had a small cavity behind her front tooth and had it filled a month ago and now she is having terrible pain where th?
I have a small cavity spot on my tooth even hard to see it with naked eyes so is there any solution so that my tooth can auto repair this cavity.
What to do: First, not all spots are cavities. I often have patients come in thinking some stain or small spot is a cavity when in reality it's not. Start by having your own dentist evaluate what you see. There is no "auto repair" for decayed enamel. Some surface decalcifications can be remineralized or composite bonded so that they do not progress into deeper cavities. Discuss options with your own dentist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Child 13 years. Bottom left tooth with small brown specks possibly cavity. Would general pain in surrounding gum be normal with cavity?
Needs examination: Firstly, we cannot tell, over the internet if this is a primary tooth or an adult tooth. If a primary tooth, the secondary tooth may be trying to erupt, causing the gum pain... This is only a guess. It is really best that the child sees his/her own dentist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I just found out that I have a cavity that has a couple very small light brown spots on my back tooth, what do I do?
My dentist said I have a small hole in my tooth and I should put some toothpaste on it each night. Is there any other way to help seal up the cavity?
Hole? Cavity?: While there are some toothpastes that can remineralize decalcified enamel, merely applying normal tooth paste will do nothing. I'm not sure which one your dentist recommended or is referring to. Personally, if I had a suspicious lesion in my own tooth, I would want a dental sealant, flowable composite or a small bonded filling. You might want to get more clarification regarding treatment choices. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
1 tooth w/small indent (not cavity) use to hurt now all hurt for over a yr. My new wisdoms are already browning & I brush. Teeth keep getting worse.
Comprehensive exam: Nothing that we can tell you on this website nor anything that you can do at home will resolve your dental issues. You need to actually see a dentist who can give you a comprehensive exam, discuss your problems and offer you treatment options. The sooner you see a dentist, the better you will feel and the healthier you and your teeth will be. Call for an appointment today. Feel better. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have very small cavities (about 2 or 3) on side of wisdom tooth. They are in somewhat tight spot but I don't want tooth removed. Can they be filled?
I had 2 cavity fillings, had a minor tooth decay. Now I'm seeing decay in another 2 teeth. Why is it happening so fast and at so small age.
Rampant Decay: High sugar consumption in the form of simple sugars, poor oral hygiene and significant quantities of soda or sweetened beverages or citric acid are common causes of the disease. Good home care, limiting sugars in the diet, sweet sodas, adding fluoride and aggressive dental treatment is the secret of success. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers