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Will A Chipped Tooth Get Worse
Shaped: Not sure what you mean by shaped however in answer to both questions no it will not hurt as your dentist will make sure you are numb. You may feel pressure but you should not feel pain. ...Read more
Painless: dental treatment may sound like an oxymoron, but new techniques and advanced anesthesia are making it a reality for many patients. It helps you to save cracked teeth, maintain your natural smile, continue eating the foods you love and improve your general health. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It can. As an oral..: Surgeon, i see the worst of infections because general dentists will seek help in treating them. While many pericoronitis infections may resolve without treatment, there are those rare few that can become so severe as to require hospitalization, surgical drainage and I.V. Antibiotics with several days in intensive care. Never assume that an infection will go away. Seek help early. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Yes: If they had to cut a hole through an existing crown in order to perform a root canal treatment on the tooth, then yes, you could have the crown repaired with a filling presuming that the rest of the crown is in good condition. If the rest of the crown is no longer in good condition, then the entire crown should be replaced. ...Read more
Implants: If you have a bruxing problem great care must be taken that the pressure on the implant is balanced properly when you bite down. A night guard may need to be fabricated to protect the teeth if this bruxing habit can't be broken. Being aware of this habit is half the battle. When do you brux your teeth? Do you drink much coffee/caffeine .Do you have a exercise program to reduce stress? Discuss this. ...Read moreSee 9 more doctor answers
Local Anesthesia?: Most patients require local anesthesia for these types of procedures in order for them to be completely comfortable and for the dentist to be able to accomplish this task proficiently without stress. Even if the tooth had rct, i often numb the patient as getting a perfect impression is essential and sometimes involves slight discomfort. Some patients are fine w\o an injection or ok with sweet air. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
No: It shouldn't hurt at all. You will be given a local anesthetic and as long as there's no large infection in the area of the injection, the anesthetic should block all of the sensations from the tooth reaching your brain. If you do feel some discomfort, tell the dentist and he will definitely give you more anesthetic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you need a incisor tooth extracted because of decay & it hasn't affected the root. will the tooth still get taken out when you have a restoration?
Can tooth decay spread very quickly? Like in a week? I have a dentist appointment then but worried it will get severely worse by then
Poorly: A filling by definition is a "contained" material. It fills a hole. Replacing enamel on chipped edges places bonded composite at risk of separation when brought into function. Biting a sandwich likely will break it off. Bonding composite is a temporary solution. Longevity is important. Small chips respond best to tooth contouring. Large chips to veneering with porcelain. Crown fractures. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly : Teeth tend to move in response to the forces placed upon them. Muscles including the tongue can easily displace teeth. Eruptive forces also contribute to movement. If spaces are available and outside forces are placed on teeth they may drift. Exceptions occur when the teeth are ankylosed or fused to the bone. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See your dentist: You need to see a dentist to develop a realistic treatment plan. Any areas of decay will likely be treated first to prevent the problem from developing into something more than just a filling. However, if your cosmetic concerns are primary, often something can be done at least temporarily while your dental health is addressed elsewhere in your mouth. ...Read moreSee 18 more doctor answers
Getting root canal retreatment on an abscessed tooth. part of the temporary filling fell off today.Should I see a dentist soon or wait till monday?
If you need a incisor tooth extracted because of decay & it hasn't affected the root. will the root get taken out when you have a restoration?
Depends: All depends on whether the tooth is vital, or has had a root canal. If vital, I would recommend local anesthesia. In 35 years, I have only done a few crowns on vital teeth without local anesthesia (at patient's request). If root canaled tooth, no need for local anesthesia, unless the tissue is sensitive, then only a little is needed. Discuss with your Dentist. Good Luck. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers