Tooth decay under bridge

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Many dental questions are tough ones to answer without examining the patient or their x-rays. Some decay under bridges can be treated without removing the bridge. It depends how deep it is and where it's located.
I am told I have decay in the upper portion of an anchoring tooth in a bridge. Is it possible to treat this condition without removing and thus losing the brigde? This discussion is related to <a href="/posts/Dental-Health/Tooth-decay-under-bridge/show/425225">Tooth decay under bridge</a>.
This pain can be due to any cavity, infection or any other problem developing with the tooth. There can be any decay under one of the crowns supporting the bridge or any gum disease might have weakened one of the supporting teeth. If any nerve has died in one of the supporting teeth it can cause an abscess. It can also be referred pain from some other site. A dental examination may be necessary for deciding the appropriate treatment for your condition.
I have decay under crown and dentist wants to remove tooth but I also have a bridge next to this and the supporting tooth for this has roots going sideways due to an impacted tooth in gum line. This may become unstable after extraction and i end up with a large gap . what is the alternative. I have no pain under crown but gum is soft due to the decay.
A cavity was discovered under the supporting crown for my bridge. The bridge was removed and the dentist stated in order to save this tooth, which already had a root canel, it would be necessary for the dental surgeon to build this tooth up, since the decay is at or below the gum line, before putting on a new crown. How is the tooth built up? My other option is dental implants.
Cleaning is probably not the cause of your symptom. Abutment tooth of bridge may have decay, which may not be detected by x-ray.
Your general dentist can do that also. If there's extensive decay in that tooth still or there's some reason to believe the bridge is bad, then replacing it would be ideal. If the decay isn't bad and the bridge seems fine, then placing a filling in there would work as well. Root canals are done when there's a problem in the pulp but it doesn't necessarily mean that it was due to a cavity.
It's possible that there is decay below the bridge on that supporting tooth. You really do need to get to your dentist to have an xray and evaluation to see if that's the problem. It won't go away by itself. Hope this helps. Let us know how you do.
What if I get a 3 tooth perm bridge instead of the implant. What are the pros and cons here. The teeth on either side are my own, but don't look that good compared to my other teeth, so having them replaced will enhance my overall smile. And with insurance, the bridge could cost around 2-3,000. What should I do?
Then today, I noticed a small black area on the other side (the right side) and saw it was a small area where I can see the metal part under the bridge, like a hole between the bridge teeth. I haven't paid that much attention to things like that before now, so could it be possible that I'm just over-thinking all this? I dread having to get it looked at because a) I remember the excrutiating pain of getting the bridge in place to begin with and b) I have no dental insurance.
It is possible that there could be an abscess or retention of debris under the bridge. A loose crown can lead to lodgement of bacteria under it and cause bad odour.Other causes of bad breath from mouth are tooth decay, sinus disease or gum diseases. These are only possibilities. Seeing a dentist for accurate diagnosis is important. Do keep me posted. Best luck and regards!
I would have stuck with the partial had I known that problems can and do arise from decay under bridgework. Dentists are always up-selling, if you don't want a bridge....get a partial. Bridges are always an option in the future, but I wouldn't do it at this point.
I don't like bridges because as we age our gums tend to recede which allows food and bacteria to get under the bridge and cause decay, then we have a new and bigger problem. I would get it extracted and if you're not happy start saving for the implant, but I really think you'll be fine without it. Take care.
Oh, this tooth is also anchoring a bridge... Any suggestions? I don't think I can keep sticking this pikster under the gum everyday... This discussion is related to <a href='http://www.medhelp.org/posts/show/421025'>Bifurcation</a>.
Had to have a root canal performed on #19 an anchor tooth, bridge has one fake tooth and two anchor teeth (includes #19). Endo told me he suspected decay under the bridge, but to have the root canal because the tooth would be good for the replacement bridge. If I have to have a replacement bridge, does that mean the two anchor teeth will need to have new crowns and the fake tooth will need to be replaced as well. I have no dental insurance and am looking at costs.
I had 2 crown preps done on # 18 & 19. I have a TERRIBLE time getting fully numb, can always feel some amt of pain. It took 4 hours the first visit (11-2-06) and 3 hours the second visit (11-9-06)to finally get the preps complete and impressions! I still have to go back again to have the perm crowns put on!!! Anyway, #19 has been causing me major grief. I have been taking 600 mg IBU tid and 2 Vicodin at HS (just so I don't wake up in pain in the middle of the night).
Thanks for the post , but is it rally helpful for our tooth decay ? This discussion is related to <a href="/posts/Dental-Health/Tooth-decay-under-bridge/show/425225">Tooth decay under bridge</a>.
A bridge should be your last resort because even with good oral hygiene you can develop decay under, and at the base of the bridge.
After the decay was found, an x-ray was taken of the tooth (which took three tries because of the difficulty of getting a good view of the tooth). The x-ray showed quite a lot of decay inside the tooth, but there is no decay on the outside. My dentist said that is pretty rare, but can happen due to bacteria getting inside the tooth. I have always taken good care of my teeth, and the others are in good shape, so I'm really surprised and upset that this has happened.
It is possible that there could be an abscess or retention of debris under the bridge. A loose crown can lead to lodgement of bacteria under it and cause bad odour.Other causes of bad breath from mouth are tooth decay, sinus disease or gum diseases or reflux disease. Tonsilloliths can also cause bad breath, sore throat, white debris, difficulty in swallowing and tonsillar swelling .These are only possibilities. Seeing a doctor for accurate diagnosis is important. Do keep me posted.
I have had several dentists since, and none suggested doing this. Then 3 years ago I had a new dentist tell me that I had a lot of decay under a bridge and needed to have it replaced for a mere $5,000. Plus, he said a second bridge had decay and would need to be replaced in the near future. I was devestated because I could not afford any of this. I only saw one dentist since, and when he didn't mention any of this, I asked him. He said "what decay?
You will sacrifice two otherwise healthy teeth to accommodate one bad one. In addition, decay will form under the bridge after a while. This happened to me. Now I am in the process of getting implants. I should have done that years ago.
Decay can happen within months of having a tooth restored which means those crowns can fall out within months of placement depending on your oral hygiene. You can still get decay under crowns, especially if you are not flossing and eating lots of carbs. It sounds like you need to work on your brushing and flossing. I would recommend an ultrasonic toothbrush with a soft brush, sonicare is a good one with soft bristles.
The problem worsened and recently I got the crown(bridge) removed because I felt that the bridge had loosened and there was a risk of decay underneath. As expected there was some decay and I asked my dentist to make two seperate crowns instead of a bridge because I didn't want to risk my other good molar. The dentist told me that he needed to cleanup since there was some decay and he drilled around the molars and took measurements.
I flossed underr it faitfully and practiced excellent oral hygeine however I was told it had decay under it. A new substance lava is harder and easier to seal and prevent leackage so I paid the difference for the better material now bridge three I should have been advised to get a root canal before having the crown applied but I made the mistake of trusting my dentist. After the novacaine wore of I was in horrible pain I was told this was normal due to the trauma of application.
It is possible that there could be an abscess or retention of debris under the bridge. A loose crown can lead to lodgement of bacteria under it and cause bad odour.Other causes of bad breath from mouth are tooth decay, sinus disease or gum diseases or reflux disease. These are only possibilities. Seeing a doctor for accurate diagnosis is important. Do keep me posted. Best luck and regards!
Hello, A dental examination is important for detecting the cause of your symptoms. It is possible that there could be an abscess or retention of debris under the bridge. A loose crown can lead to lodgement of bacteria under it and cause bad odour.Other causes of bad breath from mouth are tooth decay, sinus disease or gum diseases or reflux disease. Tonsilloliths can also cause bad breath, sore throat, white debris, difficulty in swallowing and tonsillar swelling .These are only possibilities.
Two years ago while under a different dental plan my wife's 3 tooth bridge came off. The bridge was about 10 years old and included one front tooth. The dentist she went to told us that one of the teeth that supported the bridge had decayed into the root and had to come out. As a result the a new bridge of 4 teeth was needed. I had fairly good insurance, but a $7.00 an hour job and no savings. Our share was going to be $1000.00, and the dentist would accept payments of $100.
at some point, depending on your overall dental condition, it may be wiser to extract the tooth and replace it with a bridge or implant. ask your dentist about this.
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