Can you cure a dental cavity without filling it?

Dental cavities. Once you vave the cavities there is no alternative medicine two cure the cavities.There is no doubt that all the preventive measures, cutting sugars and carbs, brushing and flossing and fruoride treatment will prevent the formation of the cavities.But once you have real cavities these need to be filled.
No. Once a tooth has decay, it has to be reomoved and restored.

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Could swallowing parts of a dental cavity filling harm you?

Unlikely. It is highly unlikely that it would harm you. It will typically pass without incident. Read more...
It may. Most of the dental fillings that are swallowed entered the gastrointestinal tract and pass spontaneously. However, it could result in complications if they entered the respiratory tract. It is rare but can result in serious complications. Read more...

How effective is a dental filling for treating a cavity?

Quite effective. Dental fillings are specifically designed to treat carious teeth, so they are actually quite effective. Read more...
Dental filling. Very effective. Your dentist will remove the tooth decay and replace if with filling material. Removing the decay stops the degradation process of the tooth that occurs from the cavity. Read more...
Depends. The answer depends on the size of the cavity, the depth of the cavity and the potential for additional restorations on the same tooth. Many times, the better option is an inlay, onlay, crown, root canal or extraction and placement of an implant. See you Dentist, he/she will give you the options that best fit your particular situation. Brush-brush-brush-floss! Read more...

Other than fillings, is there any way to reverse damage from dental cavities?

Sometimes. Only with very early signs of decalcification is it possible to remineralize dental enamal (incipient decay). This can be done with high concentrations of flouride. Cavities that have reached the dentin can not be recalcified or reversed and require repair. Read more...
It depends. If the damage is not too extensive, it may be possible to remineralize the tooth enamel. This requires you see a dentist for a prescription of a fluoridated toothpaste which has a more concentrated form of Fluoride in it that over the counter toothpastes. Also, the dentist can also do some in-office procedures which can remineralize the teeth. Deep cavities need fillings. Read more...
Probably not. Once dental decay breaks down tooth structure it is considered irreversible. It is necessary to restore the tooth to its normal shape and size with a filling. Otherwise the cavitation or hole will become a food trap and will increase in size. Read more...
Remineralization. It is thought that a cavity that stays in the enamel only can be remineralized. There are products like mi paste and rx Fluoride that can accomplish this, but very few cavities stay in the enamel. Read more...

Does dental bonding work for filling in cavities? I've read that you can have a dental bonding procedure performed to fill in cavities. Is this true? Are there any advantages to it over regular fillings? .

Bozeman, I . Bozeman, i met a nice dentist from bozeman at a vegas convention. He is a big guy who has a personality to match. Can't remember his name though. Anyway, dental bonding is a term patients commonly use to refer to composite restorations. This white filling material called composite is bonded to tooth structure. So, yes dental bonding is used to fill cavities rather than a silver filling, called amalgam. Every filling material has advantages and disadvantages. Specifically, composites advantage is esthetics, it looks good. However, it tends fail sooner due to new cavities. Every situation is different, so it is important to discuss the options with your dentist. Hope that is helpful, michael i. Wollock, dmd, agd fellow dentistry at suburban square 610-649-0313 www.Dentistryatsuburbansquare.Com. Read more...
I . I assume that you are referring to amalgam or silver fillings as "regular fillings", and "dental bonding" as bonded composite fillings. Either one replaces the lost tooth structure destroyed by cavities. Amalgam fillings look unesthetic, conduct hot and cold more to the nerves of the teeth, and therefore often cause more sensitivity when drinking or eating very hot and cold liquids or food. Bonded composite fillings sometimes wear more than amalgam fillings, but look more esthetic, often appear "invisible" and actually bond to tooth structure, thereby making them stronger, rather than weaker once filled. Generally speaking, i would much prefer to have bonded composite fillings in my own mouth as there are many more advantages to them. You and other readers should be aware that they are usally more costly and many insurance companies will not pay for the additional cost on posterior (or back) teeth, which is unfortunate. Read more...
Dental . Dental bonding, in lay terms, is just a white filling compared to a silver filling. Most people would like to have white fillings because it matches the tooth and it looks much more natural when you smile then a bunch of silver in your mouth. The disadvantages to you would be purely out of pocket since white fillings or bonds are more expensive than silver fillings. Some insurances cover only the teeth that are in the front and feel you can use the cheaper silver ones in the back since they can not be seen. In my mouth i would only have white bonded fillings because it just looks more natural. Read more...
When . When you mention dental bonding you are talking about placing a resin material on your teeth. Resin is routinely used now for fillings when people object to metal fillings. The only advantage is that it is more esthetic and metal-free if that is important to you. Read more...
Bonded composite. Is a far better filling material than amalgam (mercury) fillings. For several reasons. 1) amalgam expands and contracts at a far greater rate than tooth structure when having hot or cold foods, this difference causes chipped, cracked teeth and recurrent decay 2) greater tooth reduction needed when placing amalgam, retention grooves cut into healthy tooth= weaker tooth 3) toxic mercury in amalgam. Read more...
Part of the process. The process of dental bonding is a general procedure by which fillings, crowns, veneers, orthodontic brackets can be connected to teeth. It is a biochemical process by which these materials literally become chemically bonded to the tooth structure. The process is technique sensitive and varies slightly for each type of procedure, but it is very often used with fillings & very successful! Read more...

I thought I got a filling for a cavity. But it was just a dental sealant. What are sealants?

Dental sealants. They are flowable dental resins similar in composition to composite fillings. They seal the pits and fissures in teeth and are less invasive than fillings. Rather than drilling out tooth structure, the surface enamel is cleaned and etched (or minimally removed) prior to the application of the sealant. Read more...

Is there a way I can I reverse a cavity other than a filling or having the cavity infected tooth pulled? I have no dental insurance.

Cavities. Sorry but only a dentist can repair a tooth with a cavity. Left untreated, it will only get worse in time. What a shame it would be to have a tooth extracted if the only problem is that it has a cavity. Would you remove one of your toes if it had an ingrown toenail? Would you not fix a leak in your roof if you had no insurance. Think about your priorities. I'm sure you can find a way. Read more...
NO. Wishful thinking. Cavity must be treated with filling or tooth extracted; it will only get worse the longer you wait. Read more...
Uh, no. If there was, there would be no need for fillings, right? Insurance is not necessary to fix your tooth. Most if not all dentists treat uninsured patients.. they make up the vast majority of patients. Insurance doesn't cover all the expenses anyway, so you will still pay out of pocket. Seek treatment in a low cost clinic or a dental school if necessary. Read more...
No way. Once you have tooth decay, that cavity can not be reversed or healed on it's own. the only solution is to see your dentist for treatment. Read more...
Cavity. In certain, LIMITED, cases , high concentrations of fluoride applied to small , new carious lesions can cause remineralization. Think of this like Starbucks, you don't need to go there,you could make your coffee at home, so when you go you spend your discretionary income. So while you would rather spend your money elsewhere , its easier and less painful( on many levels) to treat the cavity. Read more...
Cavity. a cavity is caused by bacteria and their toxins eating away the tooth. The only way to fix this is to see a dentist who will remove the disease part of your tooth and place a filling. The longer you wait the bigger, deeper and more costly the treatment will be. So see a dentist now and save yourself some money and some pain. Fyi insurance does not cover everything, many people do not have it. Read more...
Seek treatment soon. I would suggest seeing if you have any dental coverage through Obamacare. Otherwise, I would seek treatment at a dental school or hospital residency program, which are always looking for patients. Try to see a dentist soon before the infection gets worse. Read more...