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Doctor insights on: Why Am I Getting Cavities All The Sudden

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How can one get a cavity?

How can  one get a cavity?

Diet/Hygiene: Dental cavities are caused by acid that is produced by the bacteria in our mouths. The carbohydrate in our diet (especially the liquid sugars) are metabolized by the bacteria in dental plaque into organic acids. If the plaque is allowed to remain on the tooth, the acid creates a hole in the tooth we call a cavity. Reduce dietary carbohydrate, remove plaque and use a Fluoride toothpaste. ...Read more

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Why do I get so many cavities?

Why do I get so many cavities?

Cavities: You need to brush and FLOSS properly and regularly. And you need to severly decrease or eliminate sticky, sugary junk foods and soda pop from your diet. If you are not doing these things you will get cavities. Talk to your dentist or dental hygienist. ...Read more

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Can it hurt to get cavities filled?

Can it hurt to get cavities filled?

No: Your dentist will give you an injection of a novocain (procaine) anesthetic type product that will cause the area to be numb, you will feel nothing. ...Read more

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Could it hurt to get cavities filled?

Pain...: If a cavity is a bit deep, you dentist will recommend a small shot of anesthetic. The pin prick will hurt a bit... Lets face it , it's a sharp needle. But that should be about it, for a couple of seconds. Many of my patients have their cavities filled without an anesthetic... And they don't complain about any pain. It's the nature of the procedure. ...Read more

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What happens when you get a cavity filled?

What happens when you get a cavity filled?

Good: The decay on the tooth is removed and the tooth is rebuilt to function fully again. ...Read more

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Could i get all my cavities filled at once?

Could i get all my cavities filled at once?

Technically yes...: But you may have to keep your mouth open for quite a while. Discuss your desires with your dentist. ...Read more

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How much time does it take to get a cavity?

3mos to 1year: A cavity is like a pothole in the street..it can begin so small, that it is not noticeable . But once it gets large enough, the the cavity grows quicker. A patient of mine 'disappeared' for 2.5years, and now returns with a toothache caused by a HUGE cavity that could have been repaired easily 1year ago. ...Read more

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What can happen if you get too many cavities?

What can happen if you get too many cavities?

Tooth loss: Cavities left untreated can lead to nerve damage and root canal treatment or tooth loss if decayed below a restorable finish line. Loss of teeth alters mastication and can lead to stomach disorders and altered nutrition due to loss of ability to chew. It is most sensible to have routine cleanings and exams to catch decay in an early stage and preserve the teeth for good overall health. ...Read more

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How much does it cost to get a cavity filled?

Depends...: There is a wide range of prices... The least expensive option is the dental school. If you are seeking white filling material, there are many qualities. Prices vary greatly, so does the quality. There are new white filling materials which last & have many attributes. Including a new holistic white filling material which is bpa free. Along with the materials, all dentists are individuals. ...Read more

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What does it feel like to get a cavity filled?

Nothing: Not a dds but have had my share of cavities filled. Your dds will probably inject local anesthetic and that may hurt a bit, after that you will feel nothing. ...Read more

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How long would it take to get 7 cavities filled?

Varies: It's kink of like how long does it take to build a house. A lot depends on thee size, location, and complexity . Your dentist can give you an idea before he starts. ...Read more

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Any explanation for why i get cavities so easily?

Any explanation for why i get cavities so easily?

Many factors: Like diet, oral hygiene, socioeconomic , geographic for fluoridation in public water or not, there are many preventive measures to do to fight cavities, see your dentist for exam and diagnosis .. ...Read more

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Wanted to know if i can get my cavity filled yet?

Don't understand: Don't understand question. Why is there a delay? Medical problem? Please restate with more description. ...Read more

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Can you tell me reasons why i get cavities so easily?

A few...: Could be: your diet, frequency of eating, how often you brush and floss, how well you brush and floss, frequency of professional cleanings, number of old restorations, fluoridation of your water, and what you consider "getting cavities so easily". Discuss the above possibilities with your dentist and see how they might pertain to you. ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for to get a cavity?

Please tell me how long it takes for to get a cavity?

It's variable: Cavities begin when the decay process penetrates the insensitive enamel and enters the sensitive tooth structure underneath it (this structure is called dentin). The process by which the decay penetrates the enamel varies with: diet, hygiene (brushing, flossing, etc.) genetics (the density of the enamel and dentin), use of anti-cavity substances (fluoride), etc. It will vary. ...Read more

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How many cavities is it possible to get filled at once?

How many cavities is it possible to get filled at once?

Depends on anesth: The only limit to the number of cavities that can be filled it how long the patient can be there and open their mouth, as well as the amount of anesthetic that can be given. ...Read more

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Do cavities always get removed entirely if taken care of?

Do cavities always get removed entirely if taken care of?

Yes: The decay should always be completely removed from the tooth prior to it being filled. A cavity (hole) is what results when the decay is removed from the tooth. That hole then needs to be closed and the material used to close the hole (cavity) is the filling. ...Read more

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I'm interested to know what happens when you get a cavity?

I'm interested to know what happens when you get a cavity?

Hole: A hole in a tooth. Bacteria take sugars, convert them into acids, and the acids etch the calcium out of the tooth's enamel. This allows other bacteria to penetrate into the softer dentin, and eventually into the pulp (nerve) of the tooth, creating an abscess. As the nerve endings in the pulp chamber are attacked they send a pain signal. The infection can then spread throughout your body. ...Read more

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How long will a procedure take to get five cavities filled?

Depends...: Filling five teeth or even one tooth depends on..Which tooth, extent of decay, how easily you numb up and your doctors speed and capability. There is no way to know all of these but you an ask your dentist what he thinks and how long it will take. ...Read more

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I need to get a cavity filled - but i'm terrified to go! help?

Sedation: Your problem of anxiety is very common. Tell your dentist and ask if he can help with something to help with your anxiety for the visit or sedation. If your dentist cannot help, ask for a recommendation to a dentist who does use sedation.Speak to your dentist and ask for a prescription for a mild sedative. ...Read more

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