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Doctor insights on: Temporary Tooth Filling

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Will temporary crown on wisdom tooth gum cause swelling before removal?

Will temporary crown on wisdom tooth gum cause swelling before removal?

Depends: Depends on how carefully the temporary was made. Properly made temporary crowns shouldn't cause swelling. You should see your dentist - there might be a problem with the nerve in the tooth. ...Read more

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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


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Could filling prevent tooth from decay?

Could filling prevent tooth from decay?

No.: Decay is the disease process through which a hole/void is created. That hole is filled in with filling material. While the filling itself cannot decay, the tooth structure all around the filling can. ...Read more

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Can constant dental filling replacements result in tooth removal?

Can constant dental filling replacements result in tooth removal?

Sometimes: Every time a filling is removed and replaced a little bit of tooth is removed. Typically when the filling is 1/3 or more the width of the tooth, the tooth structure is thin enough that the tooth is vulnerable to break and so a crown is placed. If a crown is not placed the tooth can break and need to be removed. ...Read more

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Tooth ache after cavity filling?

Tooth ache after cavity filling?

Toothache : It's not uncommon to have sensitivity following the placement of a filling, especially to cold. If it aches on it's own it might indicate that the bite needs to be adjusted. The greater the intensity, frequency ; duration of the ache, the more likely it might require root canal therapy. See your dentist asap for an evaluation of the tooth. It might be a quick simple fix or something more serious! ...Read more

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Could dental veneers cause root canals?

Could dental veneers cause root canals?

Possible ?: Possible? Yes. Likely? No. In the hands of an experienced dentist and with proper precautions, the risk of this is very small. Any time a drill is used on teeth, there is always a risk of inflammation and irreversible damage to the nerve of the tooth. More often, the tooth would have required root canal therapy anyway due to previous decay or dental treatment. ...Read more

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Black tooth under temp crown, is it tooth decay?

Black tooth under temp crown, is it tooth decay?

It All Depends: All other answers are valid. However, I'd like to add that if the temp crown was recently placed while you're waiting for a permanent crown, the black coloration can be from bacteria getting through the temp crown. It's a result of not having a good seal with the temp crown and usually not a cavity. You commonly see this if the temp crown has been in place for some time where the seal is bad. ...Read more

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Will losing temporary filling after root canal ok?

Will losing temporary filling after root canal ok?

No: It is normal to wear out some of the temporary filling. However, it is not good to have the temporary filling completely out. Once the inside of the tooth is exposed to contaminants like saliva, bacteria and food, root canal will become contaminated and eventually leak. Go back to your dentist right the way to have it checked. ...Read more

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Is gum swelling after tooth filling normal?

Is gum swelling after tooth filling normal?

Sometimes: Sometimes if the dentist worked or manipulated the gums. Should promptly resolve. If not, see dentist. ...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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Filling caused root canal and crown - dentist at fault?

Filling caused root canal and crown - dentist at fault?

Thanks for asking!: A fillings most important function is to be leak proof. When the tooth is prepared for a filling not all of the bacteria is removed. Some are still hiding in the tooth structure and will continue to decay the tooth at a slower rate when covered by the filling because there is little to no oral fluids leaking in to feed the bugs. In time the bugs win again and then you get a root canal and crown. ...Read more

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Will root canals lead to tooth discoloration?

Will root canals lead to tooth discoloration?

Most of the time: Sometimes teeth that have had root canal will discolor since the tooth is no longer "alive". There is no blood supply to the tooth and tends to be more likely to chip or fracture, so usually a crown would be recommended on a tooth after a root canal. ...Read more

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Dental cavity crown-re;ated?

Dental cavity crown-re;ated?

Indirectly, maybe: Question is too vague, but i'll address possibilities. If a crown is poorly designed with a gap in the fit on the tooth, a cavity could develop in gap. If cavity remains after tooth reduction for crown, it may continue to progress under crown. If a crown doesn't contact adjacent tooth well, food trap forms which creates a condition for a cavity to occur on adjacent tooth or at margin of crown. ...Read more

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Dentis removed amalgam filling, drilled tooth root after suspecting caries toxicity.Now tooth area is swollen.Taking macropen. Is this normal/enough?

Infection: Your tooth appears infected. You need root canal therapy. Make sure your dentist is aware of your swelling. Taking macropen may not be enough to control the problem. Let your dentist take a look. ...Read more

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Will whitening teeth damage or weaken a dental crown?

Will whitening teeth damage or weaken a dental crown?

No: Professional dental bleaching will not change the color of existing composites or crowns. If you are interested in bleaching, a treatment plan is advised prior to restoring your teeth to have optimal shade match. ...Read more

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Which type of filling is good to apply on front tooth, porcelain filling or resin filling?

Which type of filling is good to apply on front tooth, porcelain filling or resin filling?

Restorative options-: That depends upon many factors, such as your bite, the size and location of the damaged or lost tooth structure, esthetic requirements and long term goals. Either one might be a viable option. What is best for your particular situation should be a topic of discussion between you and your dentist after the tooth is evaluated. The typical choices would be filling, laminate or crown. ...Read more

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Can a root canalled tooth with a crown get decayed?

Yes: You can get decay under your crown and the crown may need to be replaced. Because you have had a root canal you would not have pain or sensitivity if there is decay in the crowned tooth so make sure you have regular dental care so any problem can be detected early and be fixable so you do not loose your tooth. ...Read more

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Gap in front teeth- tooth bonding can fix it?

Gap in front teeth- tooth bonding can fix it?

Closing gaps: If the gap is especially wide, or you have multiple cosmetic issues to correct, your dentist may recommend braces or other options. If the teeth in question are damaged, then cosmetic dental crowns or veneers may be recommended with or without braces. However, if you simply want to close a small gap, bonding might be a good option. ...Read more

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Can a dentist save the loose tooth underneath and replace the crown?

Can a dentist save the loose tooth underneath and replace the crown?

See your dentist: Nobody wants to loose a tooth and dentists always try to preserve natural teeth where possible. Dental implants is predictable, painless and cost effective tooth replacement solution. See your dentist for diagnosis and proper treatment. ...Read more

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Dental caries, tooth decay: causes?

Dental caries, tooth decay:  causes?

Bacteria: Tooth decay is caused when the bacteria in plaque are exposed to sugars and metabolize the sugars into acid. Plaque is sticky and concentrates the acid onto the enamal of your teeth which dissolves it creating a cavity. Plaque without sugar or starch wil not cause decay. Sugar without plaque will not cause decay. Acid alone, like lemons, will dissolve enamal and can cause decay, . ...Read more

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