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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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Some discomfort: Really small fillings can be corrected with an air abrasion system, that does not require your being numb. If the decay is more extensive you will probably have to get the area numbed up to remain comfortable. ...Read more
Temporary filling: You can find kits in the drugstore that usually consist of a powder and liquid intended to be a self-service temporary filling. Mix it up and apply it to the hole but get to the dentist asap as the longer you wait to get it fixed, the more involved the definitive repair will be. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Evaluated: You need to be evaluated by a local dentist who can actually see you and treat you. Can't possibly tell you over the internet, sight unseen, if your teeth can be saved. Call for an appointment. ...Read more
A smaller brush: Often a smaller brush will help. You can even get one called an "end tufted" brush with bristles only on the end. Another trick is to put your brush in your mouth and then close almost all the way and slide your jaw to the side you are cleaning. This creates alot more room than if you stretch your mouth wide open. Try it ! good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a cavity in my lateral incisor I believe. I'm wondering what a dentist might to to fix it and a corner of the tooth fell out. What might happen?
Needs evaluation: It is so hard to say how deep that cavity is without seeing the tooth and a radiograph. The fix may be as simple as a bonded white filling, or as complex as root canal therapy, a post, and a crown. One thing's for sure... the sooner you have it treated the less invasive the procedure will be. Please call for an appointment. ...Read more
Yes: You should see your dermatologist for treatment and evaluation of the skin. ...Read more
My tooth broke nothing left broke in half only thing left is a metal post stuck in what should I do what will a dentist do I am scared?
About a week ago, a small clear bubble formed in my upper lip and I'm wondering what I can do to remove it and what it is?
Im embarrass to go to the dentist because I have two big cavities in front on my teeth what will the dr do can I get a filling?
Stop and Think: What is more embarrassing? Showing the dentist your situation, or keep showing your friends your bad smile situation. Remember that the dentist can help your appearance in front of your friends - so get the treatment to not be embarrassed in front of your friends that you see daily. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Hole in my tooth I have a hole in my tooth the 2nd one from the back and it feels like the hole is almost covering half my tooth what should I do should I just get it extracted the way i want to or let a dentist save it?
This : This is a decision to be made between you and your dentist. I would recommend that you discuss **prognosis**. As an example: "if i save my tooth, what is its 10 year prognosis?" this is asking what the likelihood of failure is over a certain time period. If he says that after saving the tooth and doing your root canal, crown lengthening and crown procedures the tooth has a *poor* 10 year prognosis then you have information to compare other treatments and costs to. Removing a tooth typically gives you four follow-up options: 1) do nothing - leave a space, 2) a removable option like a denture, 3) a bridge, 4) an implant. These options potentially have a different or better prognosis. All carry unique risks, benefits and costs. Compare your options taking into account prognosis and cost of the options. These are hard decisions but together you and your dentist can figure out whatâ€™s the best for you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is there anything i can do at home to stop tooth decay? I can feel what feels like a slight hole in the side of one of my teeth, which i think is a cavity. I don't have dental insurance, and really don't have the money to see a dentist. Is there anything
Free Clinic?: Cavities don't repair themselves and require dental professional attention! i understand your financial dilemma, so you may want to seek out a free or subsidized dental clinic or possibly a dental training facility, where you'd get the care you need at a reduced fee or even at no cost. ...Read moreSee 7 more doctor answers
I have a large cavity in my wisdom tooth on the upper right side. I would like to get braces. What happens if I do not remove the wisdom tooth?
Mouth abscess: All mouth abscesses need a DX and Treatment plan. Get Them. with out delay. At the ER or your DDS. ...Read more
I have a hole in the roof of my mouth. I have a Denture piece so I can eat, drink and talk is there any surgery or something more permanent I can do t?
Please help! I have a hole in my tooth to my root, what can I do for a shot period of time until i can go to the dentist?
Not much: There is really very little you can do at home to stop the decay process. Keep the area clean to avoid food impaction, and get to the dentist as soon as you can. ...Read more
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