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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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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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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?

Can't: Teeth lack the ability to generate new tooth, even if the decay is removed. They can build reparative dentin underneath, but not grow new tooth. Cavities are holes resulting from bacterial destruction. The tooth structure is gone, and the bacteria remain to continue the destruction. Nothing there, even after removal of bacteria, to fill hole back in. Teeth do not continue to grow, like skin. ...Read more

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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