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What sort of problem is a tooth cavity?

What sort of problem is a tooth cavity?

Tooth decay: A tooth cavity is the result of bacterial action on the surface and core of a tooth. It erodes the enamel and dentum and in severe cases can infect the root and cause significant pain. It is best treated early by your dentist who can restore the tooth and protect it. If the root gets involved, a root canal treatment may necessary. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Berry
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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 causes cavities on tooth and what's the solution. I regularly clean my teeth but still facing cavities problem. What could be future protection.

What causes cavities on tooth and what's the solution. I regularly clean my teeth but still facing cavities problem. What could be future protection.

Infection: Decay is an infection. By "cleaning" do you mean you brush? Proper daily flossing is necessary also. Use a Fluoride toothpaste and have Fluoride treatments at the dentists. Avoid between meal snacks with sugar in them. Avoid carbonated soft drinks and non-carbonated drinks with sugar in them between meals. ...Read more

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Dear sir I am 32 years old I have problem in mu teeth like cavities and pyria I cannot eat drink hot cool sweet because the pain please told me some me?

Dear sir I am 32 years old I have problem in mu teeth like cavities and pyria I cannot eat drink hot cool sweet because the pain please told me some me?

See a dentist: Teeth sensitive to hot & cold would indicate a nerve exposure & need for a root canal or extraction. Teeth sensitive to sweets may indicate decay into the inner layer of a tooth; a filling would be indicated. Gum disease (pyria) can cause oral infections, loose or lost teeth & increase inflammation of your whole body. Please see a dentist soon. ...Read more

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Three year old has a few small cavities in front teeth. Dentist says no pain no problem and we should just wait til they get loose on their own?

Second opinion: I would need to see the "small cavities", but I am concerned about leaving carious lesions on any teeth. See a pediatric dentist for a second opinion. It will cost less in the long run to fix them now. ...Read more

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Prograf and cavities; do people get bad teeth and gums problems?

Prograf and cavities; do people get bad teeth and gums problems?

Not specifically but: Not specifically from the use of Prograf (tacrolimus), but it might be possible that immune suppression could leave you more vulnerable to infection generally, so really careful hygiene is important, as well as regular dental checkups. ...Read more

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My 18 month old son has a few teeth with grooves, pits, and brown spots. Dentist said teeth are hard, no cavities. What's causing the problem areas?

My 18 month old son has a few teeth with grooves, pits, and brown spots. Dentist said teeth are hard, no cavities. What's causing the problem areas?

Sealants: Grooves and pits are areas where enamel did not fully seal when forming. Sealants to prevent break-down of these areas is recommended. You may want to consider seeing a pediatric dental specialist, a Pedodontist, for all the same reasons you see a pediatric medical specialist, a Pediatrician. ...Read more

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Been told by my dentist-i need 2 hav extraction of 1root tip, n hav my teeth filled cause of cavities. Should I go to see ENT and gastroenterology for my bad breath problem. I just want to get rid of bad breath

Bad breath: The cavities and root tips are an obvious source of the bad breath. Any mouth problems should be dealt with first, cavities are rotting parts of teeth. If there is still a problem after the obvious then seek more obscure answer. ...Read more

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Why is it that tooth cavities don't heal?

Why is it that tooth cavities don't heal?

Invasion: Once the structure of the tooth is invaded and damaged by the bacteria/acid desolving process, it can not reform on its on. That's why we stress prevention to stop the destruction begins on the tooth. ...Read more

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Couldwhitening strips affect tooth cavities?

Couldwhitening strips affect tooth cavities?

Yes and No.: They will not make existing cavities worse; however, they will potentially cause some sensitivity if the whitening agent comes in contact with the cavity. It's best to have any cavities fixed prior to whitening. ...Read more

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Do fruits cause tooth cavities?

Do fruits cause tooth cavities?

Possibly: Hi! Simply, the bacteria within the plaque on your teeth use sugars (including fructose) in a metabolism process called glycolysis, to get energy. The end product of this process is acid, which can breakdown the calcium phosphate in your tooth to start a cavity. This is why it is so important to remove the plaque on your teeth daily. Some fruits are acidic too which the damaging bacteria loves. ...Read more

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What does a tooth cavity feel like?

What does a tooth cavity feel like?

Minor discomfort: The tooth itself may be sensitive to sweet food, cold drinks, or just plain aching. Cavity pain may be mild and short duration, or intense and last for hours (not minutes). May have certain odor present. ...Read more

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Does salt help against tooth cavities?

Does salt help against tooth cavities?

No: No, salt does not prevent tooth decay. Plus, excess salt is bad for your overall health. The best formula for prevention of cavities is brushing thoroughly 2-3 times per day with Fluoride toothpaste and flossing daily. ...Read more

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What can I do with a front tooth cavity?

What can I do with a front tooth cavity?

I would not try to: Handle the cavity yourself. This is better left to a dentist. Please see your dentist to learn which options would be best tailored for you. ...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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What can be done to prevent tooth cavities?

What can be done to prevent tooth cavities?

Floss, brush, dentis: Besides flossing, brushing ad seeing your dentist every 4 to 6 month, make sure your tooth paste has fluoride. Diet is also important. Avoid drinks that have hidden sugar like gatterade and various fruite juice or soft drinks, and sugar. ...Read more

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What is a tooth cavity and how is it treated?

What is a tooth cavity and how is it treated?

Filling: Tooth decay is a hole in a tooth caused by the interaction between bacteria and sugar. The lesion must be cleaned and shaped, and the hole must be repaired with a filling of some sort. They don't get better on their own, only worse, so please see dentist soon. ...Read more

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What is a tooth cavity and how do you get one?

What is a tooth cavity and how do you get one?

Hole in a tooth: A tooth cavity is a hole in your tooth caused by bacteria which can break down sugars in your mouth and produce acids. These acids burn holes in your teeth. When a spot gets deep enough, it is called a cavity. ...Read more

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Caries (Definition)

A destructive process causing decalcification of the tooth enamel and leading to continued destruction of enamel and dentin, and ...Read more