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Doctor insights on: Tooth Abrasion

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Does minor tooth abrasions have to be treated or left alone?

Does minor tooth abrasions have to be treated or left alone?

Depends on the depth: You specifically stated MINOR abrasions so I would guess they could be left alone. Obviously, seeing the extend of abrasion would make this answer easier. My guidelines are based upon the depth of the abrasion and if sensitivity is present. Consult with your treating dentist and discuss it with him or her. ...Read more

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Abrasions (Definition)

An abrasion is a wound caused by superficial damage to skin no deeper than dermis or mucous membrane.It is less severe than laceratin and bleeding ...Read more


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If I get a cut/abrasion on my tongue from broken tooth, are there any bacteria or microorganisms in my mouth that could cause severe tongue swelling?

If I get a cut/abrasion on my tongue from broken tooth, are there any bacteria or microorganisms in my mouth that could cause severe tongue swelling?

Tongue swelling : A repeated abrasion to the tongue from a broken tooth could cause swelling on its own. There is a normal micro environment of bacteria and yeast in everyone's mouth. Your immune system should prevent a pathogenic bacteria or yeast from taking over, but it is possible. If it is progressively worsening, you should get seen by MD and a culture obtained of drainage. Sometimes a biopsy is needed. ...Read more

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How do you get teeth abrasions fixed?

How do you get teeth abrasions fixed?

Can be bonded: If it is deep or a cosmetic issue you can get it bonded. It may also depend on how the integrity of the rest of the tooth is. See your dentist. ...Read more

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Do teeth abrasions get bigger if you don't get it fixed?

Gum line abrasions: Yes! gum-line notches or abrasions don't get dramatically deeper if not restored, but the forces that cause them (biting stress, excessive brushing force, and acidic conditions, will continue to progress deeper into the tooth. All abrasions do not need to be restored immediately, but it's important to identify the causes and work toward reducing those causes. ...Read more

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Is it called air abrasion when a dentist just wants to lighten front teeth a shade or two since there is a lighter colored crown present?

No: Air abrasion is sometimes used to remove weaken tooth structure or decay, clean debris from teeth and crowns. It is more like sandblasting and is too powerful to lighten teeth. There are other ways to lighten teeth. ...Read more

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Sharp tooth causes cut/abrasion on tongue. Within 1 hr, tongue is numb, red, bumpy. Within 2 hrs, severe tongue swelling.NO sign of infection. Cause?

Sharp tooth causes cut/abrasion on tongue. Within 1 hr, tongue is numb, red, bumpy. Within 2 hrs, severe tongue swelling.NO sign of infection. Cause?

Tongue swelling: Go to the Emergency Room. Severe tongue swelling may be a sign of a severe allergic reaction known as anaphylaxis, which requires immediate intervention. Even if you do not see any signs of infection, a swollen tongue may obstruct your airway resulting in difficulty breathing. ...Read more

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Tooth eroding in 5 years?

Tooth eroding in 5 years?

Could be........: I can't know for certain, but common causes of teeth eroding away in children of such a young age could be from caries, nursing bottle mouth syndrome or certain diets that erode away teeth. Common to certain areas of the world are betel nuts (areca nuts). It could any of these causes, a combination, or something else. See a general dentist or pedodontist for a diagnose and treatment. ...Read more

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What produces double tooth?

What produces double tooth?

Developmental proble: it is called supernumerary tooth where when teeth are developing in a bud stage gets fused. Good luck ...Read more

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How to painlessly pull my tooth?

How to painlessly pull my tooth?

Anesthesia: Your dentist will inject the area with a local anesthetic. In this way the tooth can be extracted painlessly. ...Read more

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