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What Causes Tooth Resorption
Too many: There are too many causes to list here. These range from systemic diseases to issues related to oral hygiene. Medications and diet may also play a role. It is best to speak with the practitioner who made the diagnosis and to look at your individual risk factors. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
A few causes: Infection, pressure from eruption, tooth decay, cyst associated with wisdom tooth. See the wisdom tooth expert - oral surgeon. For best results with wisdom teeth, make sure you are evaluated and treated by a board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many causes: Demineralization is removal of minerals from the skeleton. Adequate mineralization depends on calcium, vit d intake, exposure to sun, regular exercising, some hormone replacement. With aging exercise and extrogen/ testosterone production reduces. The skeleton becomes osteoporotic. Overactive thyroid gland, proton pump inhibitors, bowel disease, and excessive steroids reduce mineralization. ...Read more
Illnesses in mothers: Infections in pregnant mothers can cause intrinsic (on the inside of the tooth) discoloration in their offspring by effecting the enamel as it develops. Certain drugs taken by preganant mothers can also cause discoloration of their childs teeth such as takeing tetracycline during preganancy. Illness can sometimes result in extrinsic staining (on the outside) because it effects dental hygiene. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Bacteria: Simply, bacteria in our mouths metablolize the carbohydrates that we eat (simple sugars are their favorites) and produce acid as a result of their activity. The acid dissolves the enamel, causing the decay. Eating the right foods, and brushing/flossing right afterwards, helps break the cycle. Go brush now! ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Diet and Bacteria: Sugar and carbohydrates are used for fuel by bacteria in your mouth. A by-product they produce is acid. The acid dissolves the mineral of your tooth. They can be prevented by having a good diet, cleaning your teeth immaculately and seeing your dentist for cleanings at least twice a year. There are other important dental problems beyond cavities, so see a great dentist to have it all assessed. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Complications? : I assume you meant complications. An abscess is a pocket of infection, bacteria, pus. Upper jaw abscesses drain to base of brain and then Down. Can cause sinus infection, tooth loss, permanent bone damage, stroke, heart damage, and even death. Please have abscess treated yesterday rather than tomorrow. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tooth discoloration?: Coffee, tea and smoking are the biggest culprits for causing external staining of teeth. Natural teeth do tend to get darker over time as the enamel thins exposing more of the internal dentin of the tooth which is darker. Traumatic blows to teeth can cause internal staining. Amalgam fillings tend to leak resulting in dark graying of teeth. Teeth can decalcify from acids produced by food & bacteria. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What are the causes of jaw abscess/bone loss and subsequent tooth death, with no trauma, cracking, etc?
Periodontal disease: A slow tooth death usually is a result of periodontal disease. A fast tooth death usually is a result of a carries spreading into the nerve. These are common reason for tooth death, barring any trauma, cracking, etc... See your dentist and have your oral health exam. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Go see your dentist: You need to note whether it is sensitive to cold or hot and if it lingers for more than ten seconds. A small tooth decay usually is sensitive to cold but as the decay gets deeper the tooth can also be sensitive to hot and lingers for a while. Sinusitis can also cause toothache but usually it is hard to pinpoint to a tooth. Sometimes the whole back teeth are sensitive when you have sinus infection. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
3 Main Causes: Except for rare medical/genetic disorders, tooth loss is caused by three main things: gum disease, large cavities, & trauma. Gum disease is the most common, accounting for about 80% of lost teeth. Nearly all these conditions can be prevented with excellent oral hygiene at home & regular dental visits. Unfortunately, you can't do it yourself. You need professional help to keep your mouth healthy. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Pseudo-Sinusitis: also called fake" sinusitis caused by tooth grinding. The force caused by the jaw muscles when clenching at night can stimulate the ostium causing irritation of the membrane and triggering all the sinusitis symptoms. Currently, no therapy has been proven effective in treating sleep bruxism. Maybe night guard to protect your teeth. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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