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

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What does it feel like to get a cavity filled?

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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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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Does it hurt to get cavities filled? Can i be put under if it does?

Absolutely not: Today's techniques and state of the art equipment allow simple procedures like restoring a decayed tooth to be painless. Good luck and be well. ...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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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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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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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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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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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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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