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What's tooth enamel erosion from?

What's tooth enamel erosion from?

From acids : Enamel erosion is from acids in the mouth. These acids can be from foods and beverages ( such as sodas, lemons, candies) or from the intestinal system ( such as acid reflux). ...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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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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Retainers caused severe gum recession on eye teeth?

Retainers caused severe gum recession on eye teeth?

Probably not: Recession of gingival tissues in the eye teeth area is most commonly found with agressive tooth brushing habit and/or using a too hard bristled toothbrush. Only if the retainer impinges upon these soft tissues could it be blamed for the recession. ...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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Does laser teeth whitening damage teeth or gums?

Does laser teeth whitening damage teeth or gums?

Laser whitening: If performed by a trained dentist or dental technician, laser teeth whitening should not damage your teeth and gums. Teeth will most likely be sensitive after the treatment to hot/cold food/beverage. It is very expensive as a cosmetic procedure. If done properly, gums should not be damaged/irritated. ...Read more

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Infected gum after tooth extraction with ulcers?

Infected gum after tooth extraction with ulcers?

Tooth extraction: impossible to answer without a visual examnation and additional information. Make an appointment to have it examined by your dentist or the surgeon to did the extraction. Also, make sure you follow the post-op instructions and keep all follow-up appointments. ...Read more

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How could toothpaste prevent tooth decay?

How could toothpaste prevent tooth decay?

Fluoride: Cleaning the plaque from the tooth and the cavity prevention effects of fluoride help prevent tooth decay. Keep brushing with a fluoride toothpaste. ...Read more

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Dental caries, tooth decay: causes?

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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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Tooth ache after cavity filling?

Tooth ache after cavity filling?

Dentist can recheck: A dentist can re-evaluate a tooth if there is pain after a cavity filling. The dentist can see if there is an infection or some other reason for the pain. An endodontist can check for problems with the root of the tooth, and give an opinion on whether a root canal is needed. Meanwhile, the pain medicine recommended by one's dentist, or over-the-counter pain medicine, can help with the ache. ...Read more

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

Swellings: Swelling is not normal and in these types of cases usually represent an infection. Antibiotics tend to prevent spread of infection but does not address cause. Speak to the dentist treating you regarding what to do, rather than seeking advice online from someone who has limited information about your specific situation. ...Read more

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Can peroxide damage tooth enamal?

Can peroxide damage tooth enamal?

No, but ..: Hydrogen peroxide that is specially formulated for 'teeth bleaching' will not damage teeth, but may leave them temporarily sensitive...Just do no try to rinse your mouth with regular over-the-counter hydrogen peroxide! ...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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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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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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Does teeth bleaching ruin the tooth enamel?

Does teeth bleaching ruin the tooth enamel?

No: Just don't overdo it. Your teeth will only whiten to the extent that the enamel will allow. The color of the dentin underneath will still shine through and cannot be lightened by bleaching. Likewise, if you have recession, your exposed roots will not lighten and should not be bleached. A common side effect of whitening is sensitivity of the teeth, which is transient. ...Read more

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Irritation inflamation gum around wisdom tooth. Not impacted. Root canal on wisdom tooth vs extraction ! two extracted -- 1 root canal - lower rt?

Irritation inflamation gum around wisdom tooth. Not impacted. Root canal on wisdom tooth vs extraction ! two extracted -- 1 root canal - lower rt?

Depends : It depends on the amount of space available for treatment access. If other molars are missing and the wisdom tooth has moved forward, then saving and not extraction is the better option. ...Read more

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If enamel erosion on eye teeth can I fix this with tooth contouring?

No: I would see your dentist to have bonding done on this tooth. You have already lost enamel on your tooth so contouring will only remove more.. The better choice is using composite to re-establish the contours of the tooth. ...Read more

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