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Doctor insights on: Treatments For Enamel Hypoplasia

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With treated or untreated dental fluorosis. How effective are the treatment options for fluorosis?

With treated or untreated dental fluorosis. How effective are the treatment options for fluorosis?

Enamel fluorosis. : Enamel fluorosis can manifest itself as mild whitish spots, to more severe brown-yellowish pitting and staining of the teeth. The milder forms often times can be rubbed out via mild pastes that we apply to the teeth. Unforunately the more severe forms generally require a type of bonding or crown restoration. ...Read more

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Enamel (Definition)

Enamel is the outer layer of the tooth composed of a crystalline structure called hydroxyapatite. Enamel is the part of the tooth you see in the mouth. It is the hardest part of the human body when ...Read more


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What are the treatment options for dentinogenesis imperfecta?

What are the treatment options for dentinogenesis imperfecta?

Varied...: without seeing radiographs and knowing the patient's age it is difficult to speculate. In the better scenarios bonded lab made restorations have been successfully used. It does require meticulous cooperation by the patient to successfully do it and meticulous after care to maintain it. Consult with an experienced dentist familiar with the unique requirements in providing this type of care. ...Read more

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What are your treatment options for amelogenesis imperfecta?

What are your treatment options for amelogenesis imperfecta?

Multiple opinions: Amelogenesis imperfecta is a disorder of tooth development. This condition causes teeth to be unusually small, discolored, pitted or grooved, and prone to rapid wear and breakage. Other dental abnormalities are also possible. These defects, which vary among affected individuals, can affect both primary (baby) teeth and permanent teeth. Treatment depends upon the individual. ...Read more

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Treatment for fluorosis of teeths best painless longer lasting method?

Veneers best but...: The amount of dicoloration will determine the best esthetic treatment. Tooth bleaching will give satisfactory results rarely for this condition. Tooth bonding can help most people the result is very dependent on the skill of the dentist. Bonding is painless, lasts if done skillfully, and can be done without damaging the treated teeth. Veneers last longest, but your teeth are damaged. ...Read more

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What are treatments for osteogenesis imperfecta?

What are treatments for  osteogenesis imperfecta?

Depends: Primary therapy for brittle bone disease (also known as osteogenesis imperfecta or oi) is physical therapy for fractures with adequate calcium and vitamin d intake. For more severe cases, a class of medicines known as bisphosphonates is used. These medications given intravenously or orally can decrease fracture rates and reduce bone pain. Careful management by an orthopedist, endocrinologist impt. ...Read more

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Tuborous sclerosis. Which insurance covers laser treatment for angiofibromas? Best treatments for angiofibromas? Laser treatment is ineffective.

Tuborous sclerosis. Which insurance covers laser treatment for angiofibromas? Best treatments for angiofibromas? Laser treatment is ineffective.

Angiofibromad: There are three main types of treatment for juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma: hormone therapy, radiation therapy and surgery. Hormone therapy involves the use of a drug called flutamide, which acts by blocking testosterone receptors. The activity of this drug is further evidence for a hormonal cause for the condition. Treatment with Flutamide can shrink tumors by more than 40 percent. ...Read more

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What are the treatment options for decay found under a crown?

What are the treatment options for decay found under a crown?

A crown: The crown must be removed in order to access the decay. Once the decay is removed, the remaining structure will be evaluated for stability. If there is enough sound tooth structure, a new crown can be fabricated. ...Read more

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How effective are fluoride injections (Aquafresh) for treating a cavity?

How effective are fluoride injections (Aquafresh) for treating a cavity?

Bunk: To treat decay the infected tooth material must be physically removed. Period. If the procedure you're inquiring about was effective, Dentists would have adopted it long ago. ...Read more

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Bleach/gel whitening for teeth with enamel loss? Is this effective?

Bleach/gel whitening for teeth with enamel loss? Is this effective?

Not really: Only enamel will whiten. If there is much missing, then you will not have much to whiten. You might need crowns to achieve the whiteness you desire. Unfortunately, veneers need enamel to bond too, and may not work for you. See a prosthodontist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Can there be methods for preserving/ healing tooth enamel from further acid erosion?

Can there be methods for preserving/ healing tooth enamel from further acid erosion?

Dental erosion: 1st you need to identify the cause(s). It may be from acidic foods ; beverages. Sports drinks are notorious for the amount of acids in them. Gerd and GI problems may play a role as well as eating disorders such as bulimia. Some people suck on tic-tacs or mints all day long. Sipping soda or coffee\tea with extra sugar? Many restorative options for repair. Speak to your dentist for diagnosis\repair. ...Read more

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Are there better and newer treatments for ventricular septal defects?

Are there better and newer treatments for ventricular septal defects?

Improved outcomes: Typically, if your child requires closure of his/her vsd, the proper therapy is open heart surgery. However, the outcomes of surgery are better than in the past, with safer anesthesia, improved cardiopulmonary bypass, better critical care, and less morbidity. It is not typical for catheter-based closure to be appropriate for vsds in children. ...Read more

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What are treatment options for adult w/minor crowding of two front bottom teeth? I hear Invisalign is very expensive. Are there other cheaper options?

What are treatment options for adult w/minor crowding of two front bottom teeth? I hear Invisalign is very expensive. Are there other cheaper options?

Probably: See your own dentist and/or an Orthodontist for a consultation. Each case is different. What seems simple is often not so and what seems a problem is often easily corrected. The only way you will know is to see someone for an evaluation. Also consider getting the best treatment and long term results rather than a quick easy and inexpensive "fix" that will not hold up over time. ...Read more

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Recurrent corneal erosion syndrome, what are treatments options for this?

Recurrent corneal erosion syndrome, what are treatments options for this?

Here are some:: Medical treatment: nightly use of lubricant ointment such as muro 128. Surgical treatment: corneal curette, phototherapeutic keratectomy, stromal puncture. Surgery usually cures it. ...Read more

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Will salicylic acid used for dandruff treatment, damage color treated hair?

Will salicylic acid used for dandruff treatment, damage color treated hair?

Yes: Any acid treatment to the hair will strip off the color. Look for a very specific dandruff treatment shampoo that is made for colored hair. It will be expensive, but if you have gone to the time and expense to color your hair, you must pay for the products that will maintain your color. This is along the same lines of not swimming in a chlorinated pool with colored hair... ...Read more

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What are the options for chipped tooth with cavity?

What are the options for chipped tooth with cavity?

Many options!: It depends on the size and depth of the "chip". A very small chip can sometimes just be smoothed out. Larger chips may require a filling, onlay, or possibly even a crown. These options also are dependent where on the tooth it has chipped and the amount of stress. My suggestion is seeing your dentist and discussing the options. ...Read more

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What are alternative treatments or remedies for dental fluorosis?

What are alternative treatments or remedies for dental fluorosis?

Options: Bleaching or veneers. I would try bleaching first. It takes time to see results depending on how bad the stain is however it is less expensive than veneers and easier to maintain. ...Read more

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What are the options in cosmetic dentistry for patients with periodontal disease?

What are the options in cosmetic dentistry for patients with periodontal disease?

Same: People with gum disease can have beautiful smiles. There are unique challenges, such as looseness and length of teeth. The gum specialist should advise about long term survival of the dentition, and questionable teeth be removed. Implant tooth replacements can be beautifully restored. It is critical that bite problems are resolved, so this type of patient may tend to have full mouth care. ...Read more

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