Effect of tooth decay on health

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Avatar m tn It may be that they didn't get all of the decay out before putting composite on your teeth and that's why there is more starting to appear. Removing gum is never a good idea, doing this leaves room for bacteria to get under the crown and decay the tooth and especially as you age because our gums just naturally recede. You will be able to eat as always just maintain good oral health. Brush 2-3 times a day, thoroughly but gently with a soft toothbrush.
Avatar n tn This time, third treatment, he had more tooth decay, more bone loss, and a tooth abcess due to dry mouth which led to an extraction.
Avatar n tn One of the teeth under my bridge has a bad decay. I have lost about 25% of the tooth. Is it possible to build up the core for that tooth and use the existing bridge.
Avatar n tn Topics include but are not limited to: Cosmetic Dentistry Dental Cavities Dental Crowns Dental Infections Dentures Flossing Gum Disease Mouthwash Orthodontics TMJ Tooth Decay Tooth Whitening Toothbrushes Toothpaste
Avatar m tn I have tooth decay on the inside of my # 10 tooth (upper) the decay is spreading towards the "bone level" according to the xrays, it is close to the root (nerve?) but not touching it and the 5 dentists i have seen all recommend extraction of the tooth with all but 1 of them recommending an Implant, the 1 lone dentist recommends a fixed bridge shaving down the 2 healthy teeth next to the bad one, i cannot afford either of these proceedures costing $3,000 & above right now.
Avatar m tn Though around the same time, I went to the dentist, who noticed that I had bad decay behind one of my pre-molars on the same side as the lymph node. He took away as much of the decay as possible, but said "We're getting very close to the root/nerve now, and there is still some decay left", so he offered root canal, or trying to put an antibiotic cream on the inside of the tooth and fill it with a filling.
1402969 tn?1324690560 I just wanted to say i hadnt really heard of heroin having an effect on teeth as you described. Poor personal hygiene will have a detrimental effect on ones teeth but not heroin itself. I have heard people talk about methadone causing teeth issues but again i believe meticulous oral hygiene will prevent this. I was on methadone for nearly 12 years(amongst other narcotics) and i can honestly say i never had any abnormal teeth problems. Methamphetamines however are notorious for damaging teeth.
Avatar n tn The most common points of dental break down are at the gum line and at the tip of the tooth root where the nerve enters, although structure of the entire tooth itself will weaken. As sugar is absorbed right through tissues of the mouth, acidic chemistry swaths the tooth. It can eat holes through the side of a tooth and concentrates at the root tip.
4274823 tn?1388529098 I have relatives who have pretty bad teeth, and it seems to be mostly on one side of the family. There are family members on both sides of my family who have struggled with hypo- and hyperthyroidism. I don't see a connection between dental health and hypothyroidism in particular.
Avatar n tn Simply your veterinarian is right. I wish that removing the tartar by any method was 1) thorough and 2) successful to keep problems away. Unfortunately the product you mention will do neither one of those. IF it will remove tartar, which remains to be seen - it does not stop the infection that has happened at/under the gumline. Antibiotics are usually not enough, either. I do not believe PetzLife is a VOHC (Veterinary Oral Health Council) approved product.
Avatar m tn I've had a deep tooth decay for around 1 year. In the early stages of the decay there were the usualy symptoms, Pus/Swollen Gums/etc. After a while. The symptoms subsided and my gums started to develope a hard lump (no pain). After getting the infected tooth extracted and taking antibiotics. The hard lump decreased drastically (but never completely went away). Now a month after the extraction. One day I was pushing on (whats left of the lump) and playing with it.
2685475 tn?1339810902 I can confirm the exact cause of your pain only after a complete dental examination. Tooth decay, periodontal disease, fractured tooth are few of the common causes of pain in the canine. It is best to get it seen by a dentist. Treatment can be given once the diagnosis is confirmed. I hope it helps. Take care and regards!
Avatar f tn Oh and I had the crown up on when i was about 8 or so and the dentist just recently had to remove it to fix some decay and then put a temporary crown on and now i have my perm on. Im not sure if its just sore becuase he has done so much work on it or what.
Avatar f tn Can he not remove the crown and take put decay and make you another crown? I would ask about that of course if the decay has gone to far into the root then he may not be able to do that.
Avatar n tn A tooth infection is an impediment of tooth decay. It may also result from trauma to the tooth, such as broken down tooth or flaked tooth. Openings in the tooth enamel allow bacteria to infect the center of the tooth (the pulp). Tooth infection may increase out from the root of the tooth and to the bones supporting the tooth. A tooth infection is usually originated by a dead tooth. Everything inside the dead tooth breaks down and liquefies and there is nothing to fight bacterial growth.
Avatar n tn You should consult a dentist. The treatment will depend on how much of the tooth has been damaged. This can range from dental filling, root canal treatment or extraction of the tooth. Hope this helps.
789066 tn?1239872611 s and i was also told that they are putting a wacth on #8,9,10 because of DECAY all my crowns are LAVA i have spent a LOT of money on these crowns so my question is can you get rid of decay from a crown thats coved and why are we just wacthing it ? i don't understand what that means !!!! this suck the crowns are only about 3 years old why can't they redue the crown it's i mean it's going to be a retreated root canal ?
Avatar f tn whats tooth decay and what can happen
Avatar f tn but the decay that close the the nerve... depending on hoe close the perm. tooth is to the baby tooth it could already have a bit of decay already. a root canal and a crown are very expensive to be doing on a tooth that will be falling out very soon. if you plan to get him braces have the tooth extracted to prevent any possible decay to his adult teeth if it hasnt already. and that will give the adult tooth the space it needs to come in if it is close enough any ways.
Avatar n tn I recently went to a dentist because of a filling fell out on tooth 19. It appears that decay continued or another cavity started, and the decay continued down the side my tooth to the bone. Oddly enough, I really had no pain to signify a tooth problem until a portion of the crown / filling collapsed and currently the only pain I get is from water. The dentist stated that because the cavity was to the bone, there was no easy way to put a cap on it because of lack of support.
Avatar m tn im startin to hear things that state this in an effect of the drugs. Has anyone else heard of this godawfull downside to being a pill "abuser"?? or expierienced this first hand. SYMPTOMS INCLUDE: 1. less ennamel 2.tooth pain 3.weak teeth 4.
Avatar f tn So I have one upper molar tooth which was root canaled 10 years ago and one next to this which was root canaled 4 years ago. Last month my dentist mentioned I have a decay on one of these (i dont remember which one). We have arranged an appointment for the 15th of December. But this week this tooth hurts even when brushing :( I can not imagine how.. root canaled teeth can be decayed ok but pain? Why am I feeling pain if this tooth is basically dead for years?
Avatar f tn It usually originates from a bacterial infection which has accumulated in the soft dead pulp of the tooth. It can be caused by tooth decay, broken teeth or any extensive periodontal disease. There is no definite time it takes for this abscess to form. It depends on the severity of the organisms and their virulence. This is merely an advice and not a substitute for clinical examination. I hope it helps. Best wishes and regards!