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Symptoms Of Dental Fluorosis
Varies: Sometimes a cavity can cause sensitivity to sweets or to cold. Sometimes it's a discoloration in the tooth. Many times, though a cavity isn't symptomatic until it is very large. It's best to see a dentist regularly for routine x-rays and exams to catch cavities when they are small and easier to fix. It's always better when you can address the problem sooner with a simpler treatment. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Cavities in teeth: Tooth enamel is susceptible to decalcification by the acids produced by the bacteria that normally inhabit the mouth. Acid produced by the bacteria first begin to weaken the enamel though this decalcification. Once this process reaches the softer "dentin", the bacteria actually accelerate the process, resulting in a "hole" in the enamel and the dentin. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes you do: You absolutely do need dental expertise. You need to call your dentist immediately for examination, diagnosis, and treatment. Many possible causes for erosion, therefore many possible solutions. You need to see a pro, not a computer screen. Please call to schedule before the erosion gets out of hand. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the symptoms of poorly designed or fitted dental bridge.? What are the symptoms of TMJ disorders in mouth.?
Symptoms: Symptoms of tooth infection could be bad taste, swelling, pain, fever. Symptoms of erupting wisdom tooth could be swelling, pain, difficulty in biting down all the way, irritation to cheek. If the question is not hypothetical and you are have any one of those symptoms, see your dentist to find the cause of the problem. Good idea to see dentist for exam\x-rays anyway if it's been 6 months or more. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
If you ask yes: The odds are that if you are asking this question, you may have several situations causing the yellowing, one of which is probably not seeing your dentist often and regularly. But most patients who ask me this are (and know it) addicted to tobacco. That dosent mean you are a terrible person, we all have habits we need to change. See your dr or dentist and see about medication to help you stop. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What are the pain symptoms of traumatic dental Neuralgia and can these symptoms mimic a cracked tooth?
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Some cases of lupus wre resolvd with removal & replacement of silver mercury dental amalgams" source http://www.Encognitive.Com/node/4183 .Is it true?
'Some cases': Were resolved (due to mercury hypersensitivity). While it is possible, the vast majority of patients suffering with lupus will not have any improvement of their symptoms merely by having amalgam fillings replaced. I can't tell you whether or not it was true in the article quoted. Further, i don't believe this is a mainstream treatment protocol. Patients should discuss with their own md. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do most older adults have generalized gum recession regardless as to what the cause of the dental situation is?
Perio or endo: If the abscess is draining, usually you will have slightly raised gum and very little pain. However, if the abscess is not draining or if the fistula (draining tube) is obstructed, you will have swollen gum and more pain. If your tooth abscess is near the gum, your dentist will also check out your gum condition in addition to your tooth because it can be cracked tooth and/or gum disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes in large amounts: In very large amounts Fluoride can be fatal. This is true of most products that arose very beneficial in appropriate levels. You can potentially die from drinking a tremendous amount of water! Fluoride has been shown in many studies to be a very effective product in reducing dental decay. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Pain and smell: You will experience pain radiating through the area of the extraction. Also, if you gently rub a q-tip in the socket it will have a severe stench called feder oris or foul smell. This is a dry socket. Either a clot or "scab" was lost or never formed and sometimes your body will treat it as a foreign body and dissolve . See a dentist for treatment which is easy and provides quick relief. ...Read more
What is the primary mechanism associated with the role of fluoride in prevention of dental caries?
Flouride: Flouride by itself is toxic to the bacteria. The other way it works is on the molecular level. The flourine atom inserts itself into the matrix of the tooth, it either replaces an oh group or goes into void. This action pulls all the molecules closer together to make them more resistant to acid attack. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes!: Dental caries is the result of bacteria settling onto teeth- particularly the pits and fissures on the top of teeth, under the contacts in between teeth, and at the gumline. The bacteria metabolize the foods you eat, and produce acid. At a ph below 5.5, the acid demineralizes your tooth structure. Demineralization is the earliest stage of dental caries. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers