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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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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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After root canal on canine tooth #11, iam curious to know what are the symptoms/how it feels if the drill touches or drills into the sinus cavity floor?

After root canal on canine tooth #11, iam curious to know what are the symptoms/how it feels if the drill touches or drills into the sinus cavity floor?

Not going to happen: The root of tooth #11 lies under the floor of the nose and not in the sinus cavity. You should be numb with local anesthetic so you will feel pressure , but should not feel pain. I have never seen or heard of drilling into the sinus thru the six front teeth under the nose. ...Read more

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Are root canals done differently on teeth with old cavities? Hows the procedure done? Does the dentist cut my tooth in half or drill a hole? Then what

Are root canals done differently on teeth with old cavities? Hows the procedure done? Does the dentist cut my tooth in half or drill a hole? Then what

Root canal: A root canal is a procedure used to repair and save a tooth that is badly decayed or infected. An opening is made through the crown of the tooth into the pulp chamber. The nerve and the pulp of the the tooth are then removed and the inside of the tooth is cleaned and sealed. The tooth is left intact. A crown then is placed over the tooth. There is no more pain than having a filling. ...Read more

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What dark brown liquid do dentists use while drilling n filling cavities?it was in a dropper like lil bottle.he used it on my wisdom tooth.tasted bad.

What dark brown liquid do dentists use while drilling n filling cavities?it was in a dropper like lil bottle.he used it on my wisdom tooth.tasted bad.

Hard to be sure: It could have been any of several possibilities. If a filling was placed it could have been a desensitizer prior to the restorative material or it could have been a type of adhesive. It may have been chlorhexidine gluconate if there was a gum issue, as well. Best bet is to call and ask.. ...Read more

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Does filling cavities impact d jaw n jaw placement in anyway?? like when the teeth are cut and drilled and all.. I had three of them..

Does filling cavities impact d jaw n jaw placement in anyway?? like when the teeth are cut and drilled and all.. I had three of them..

It shouldn't: When your teeth are restored, your bite should be comfortable. If it isn't, please see your dentist for an adjustment. ...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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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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