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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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Dr. Thomas Deberardino
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Crown (Definition)

The crown of a tooth is that part of the tooth on top of the root. The crown of the tooth is the part that is visible in the mouth. A crown restoration is a procedure that restores the crown of a tooth that is damaged by fracture or extensive decay by cementing a replica of the crown over a prepared tooth, and is one of the most common ...Read more


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Teeth rotting out under permanent retainer...Help?

Teeth rotting out under permanent retainer...Help?

See your dentist: The sooner you get treatment the better chance you have of saving your teeth. ...Read more

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Would enamel grow under a capped tooth?

Would enamel grow under a capped tooth?

Enamel growing: No. Enamel is usually done its formation in a tooth when the tooth erupts through the gums into the mouth. There are experiments going on now with stem cells to grow enamel and natural teeth, however, no enamel growth is taking place under a cap, if it did it would push the cap off. ...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 your teeth rotten underneath a crown?

Can your teeth rotten underneath a crown?

Absolutely: The crown, although covering the tooth, has a tiny margin (gap) where it meets the natural part of your tooth. If this area isn't brushed or flossed, tiny bacteria can enter under this tiny gap and cause the tooth underneath to decay. Simply having a crown on a tooth does not mean you don't have to have good brushing and maintenance. Keep smiling! ...Read more

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3 wisdom tooth extractrd and a molar tooth bone grafted also 6 weeks ago. Can flossing shift teeth positions?

3 wisdom tooth extractrd and a molar tooth bone grafted also 6 weeks ago.  Can flossing shift teeth positions?

No: Flossing will, if anything, tighten teeth by improving gum/bone health. If you think teeth are shifting see your General Dentist and/or Oral Surgeon for a review of your occlusion. ...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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My gum has separated from my tooth after wisdom teeth extraction. How do they treat receding gums?

My gum has separated from my tooth after wisdom teeth extraction. How do they treat receding gums?

See dentist: You should return to your dentist to have a periodontal exam and then the various treatment options can be explained to you. ...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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Is wisdom tooth removal necessary for molar crown?

Is wisdom tooth removal necessary for molar crown?

2 problems: Wisdom tooth removal is unrelated to a molar crown. However if you have a wisdom tooth that is creating a problem for the molar that needs a crown, then you need to get rid of the problem first before the crown can be done. ...Read more

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Amalgam being removed from tooth?

Amalgam being removed from tooth?

Problem for DDS : The removal of silver mercury amalgam from teeth really poses an issue for the dental team, not the patient! dentists are exposed to it all day long! however, I have yet to see a modern study showing the effects of mixing amalgam or removal on a dentist. On the other-hand, maybe that is why I am going bald! ...Read more

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1, molar(#14) gold crowned.2, root canalled from hole same teeth. If 1, and 2 successful, if same teeth has crack, will it be gum abcess, teeth pain, .

1, molar(#14) gold crowned.2, root canalled  from hole same teeth. If 1, and 2 successful, if same teeth has crack, will it be gum abcess, teeth pain, .

Possibly: If the existing crack progresses going down a root or into the crotch of the tooth, bacteria can travel in or out thru the crack, and the ligament that attaches to the root detaches, all leading to swelling and an abscess or fistula. Get an exam to see what's going on! ...Read more

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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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Root canal tooth pulled broken at gumline, what is the proper procedure?

Root canal tooth pulled broken at gumline, what is the proper procedure?

Oral Surgery: Go see a dentist that has the qualifications to remove the broken root. This can be a difficult surgery. I would recommend treating it soon before you get an infection. I would also recommend doing a graft after the root is removed which will help preserve the remaining bone. ...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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'my other teeth hurt after wisdom tooth extraction?

Teeth pain after o/s: Frequently the adjacent teeth to the wisdom teeth will feel sore for a few days after surgery. Very normal. If you have severe pain, return to your oral surgeon for an post op check. ...Read more

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Gum receding around bottom incisor tooth, what to do?

Gum receding around bottom incisor tooth, what to do?

Peridontist: See a periodontist for an evaluation. Cause should be determined, further recession prevented and treatment for severe cases. ...Read more

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