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What can I do about a small cavity in my tooth?

What can I do about a small cavity in my tooth?

Small Cavity: You have no other choice then to have the tooth filled. The longer you wait the bigger the filling will become. If you wait to long you will need a root canal, or a possible extraction. So go to your dentist and have the tooth filled. It will not get better it will just get worse. ...Read more

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Cavity (Definition)

Basically a cavity is a hole, or defect in the tooth structure. It is created by the demineralization and breakdown of tooth structure from the acid attack of ...Read more


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What can I do about a small cavity in my tooth besides drill and fill?

What can I do about a small cavity in my tooth besides drill and fill?

Why?: Early demineralization\decalcification of the enamel of the tooth can sometimes be reversed with remineralizing toothpastes & impeccable oral hygiene. However, the causes of this occurring in the first place usually do not stop & therefore it tends to reoccur with deepening decay! there are no magic treatments. It's best to just get it filled when it is small & easily repaired. No reason not to! ...Read more

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I have very small cavities (about 2 or 3) on side of wisdom tooth. They are in somewhat tight spot but i don't want tooth removed. Can they be filled?

I have very small cavities (about 2 or 3) on side of wisdom tooth. They are in somewhat tight spot but i don't want tooth removed. Can they be filled?

Depends on Position: In order to be filled, the dentist needs to have access for the instruments to open up access to the decay, clean out the decay, and seal the cavity with a filling. This can often be done with some difficulty, but in some cases, it can not. ...Read more

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Small painless cavity in between my teeth. Should I do something about it?

Small painless cavity in between my teeth. Should I do something about it?

Yes: These small cavities will eventually become painful and increase in size. A simple early treatment of the cavity can prevent a potential root canal in the future. ...Read more

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I had a small cavity then slowly my tooth started chipping. Now there is a hole in it. It doesn't hurt will I need it filled or pulled?

I had a small cavity then slowly my tooth started chipping. Now there is a hole in it. It doesn't hurt will I need it filled or pulled?

Depends : Once decay has worked through the enamel(outer layer) and into the dentin(softer layer), the decay can spread through it very rapidly. Depending upon how much decay is in the dentin and its proximity to the nerve chamber will determine whether it is fillable or in need of extraction. ...Read more

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Please tell me if I should feel insecure about getting a tooth extracted and getting a lot of cavities fixed?

Please tell me if I should feel insecure about getting a tooth extracted and getting a lot of cavities fixed?

I think you should : Feel anxious about not having medically recommended procedures done. Not getting treatment allows these problems to worsen over time. Time to bite the bullet and start getting your dental problems addressed. You will feel better about yourself and improve your health by getting needed treatment. Take care. ...Read more

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Child 13 years. Bottom left tooth with small brown specks possibly cavity. Would general pain in surrounding gum be normal with cavity?

Child 13  years. Bottom left tooth with small brown specks possibly cavity. Would  general pain in surrounding gum be normal with cavity?

Needs examination: Firstly, we cannot tell, over the internet if this is a primary tooth or an adult tooth. If a primary tooth, the secondary tooth may be trying to erupt, causing the gum pain... This is only a guess. It is really best that the child sees his/her own dentist. ...Read more

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Help dental experts! my tooth is only about a year or two oldand i seem to have a huge hole on the side of ithow can a brand new tooth have such a huge cavity already?

Confused...: ... New tooth ? Do you mean a new crown on your tooth, or at 49 years old a new tooth erupted? Can't tell why you have a cavity in that location, assuming that you do. See a local dentist for an exam. ...Read more

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What can you do about a front tooth cavity?

What can you do about a front tooth cavity?

See DDS ASAP: Need to see your dentist for a radiographic and clinical evaluation. It can be as simple as a composite restoration to something more complex. ...Read more

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