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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?

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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