Tooth decay between teeth

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Avatar f tn Hello~I hope by now you are feeling better and that the issue has been taken care of. I think it would be possible for decay and pain to start, but I am sure you have found this out from your dentist.
Avatar m tn I'm 23 and most of teeth has small decay. I went to a local hospital and they treated my teeth by removing the decay area and apply some white material and they call the method as compositing. It has been done just months ago and now in some teeth, tiny dots of decay appear from the area around the filling. Now my question is did the doctors did not composite well or my tooth starts to decay again slowly on its own again?
Avatar n tn if the filling that exists in the top of the tooth is large, and if this newly discovered decay is extensive, the tooth may need a crown after the decay is cleaned out and the cavity filled. remember that the more "filling" a tooth has, the more prone to fracture it is. when teeth do fracture, sometimes they cannot be restored at all, so placing a crown befoe that happens is oftentimes prudent if the fillings are large.
Avatar f tn When first put in it was fine, but in the last 6 - 8 months there has been a bad smell (rotten order) coming from that specific area when I floss between the teeth or when I rub that area. Went to dentist and he says it is a gum problem and he gave me special tooth paste and told me to rinse out with salt water. It is not working. I want him to take it out and start over. What can I do?
Avatar n tn The longer decay is left the harder it is to restore a tooth. Decay that is left can also cause the nerves in the tooth to die in the future and subsequently cause a lot of pain.
Avatar m tn The low or hypothyroidism is most likely to cause tooth decay due to dry mouth. You will need to take a thyroid supplement when it is low. Bloodwork at least every three months until stablized has helped me.
Avatar f tn 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. it is the cheapest way to go and the safest route as well but that is my opinion. crowns normally cost around $200-$700 and a root canal is $1000 procedure. insurance companys may not even cover it because it is a baby tooth and will be coming out soon.
Avatar n tn s fillings have fallen out. He had to replace them twice. Crowns left spaces between teeth allowing food stuck in there. Saw new DDS and he did full mouth x-rays and told to have my upper teeth pulled and have implants. I saw the film where former DDS filled teeth and placed crowns and it was all black (decay) I was told decay under the crown and gums was hopeless to do anything to save these teeth but extract and implants. I saw a Protodontist. He wanted 30,000.
Avatar n tn Hi My cat has red gums and I was told she will have to have her teeth removed due to decay. She has already had several teeth removed before, several years ago. I am desperate because I do not want her to go through surgery again at her age. I don't know what I would do if something happened to her. However I also don't want the decaying teeth to create other problems down the road. Is there any other alternative? I read something about PetzLife which is an Oral Care Spray and Gel.
Avatar n tn I have been researching hypothyroidism and tooth decay. I am suffering from acute gout right now and have found many connections with hypothyroid and gout and a fair amount on its (hypo) connection to tooth decay and gum disease! Does anybody have any knowledge of these relationships? How about the tale of Lugol's Iodine on the bottom of your feet at night? Do you have to be on meds to manage hypothyroid or is iodine replacement enough?
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 f tn Here is article about plaque and how to get rid of and prevent it. Dental Plaque is a sticky, colorless film of bacteria and food debris that constantly forms on our teeth. It is the initiating factor of dental decay and gum disease, and can harden into tartar if not removed daily. When the plaque is neglected for long, it leads to tartar or calculus. Detecting Dental Plaque Plaque forms when the bacteria occuring naturally in the mouth reacts with the food substances to form a film.
Avatar n tn It is common problem in kids generally with infants one, to protect them from tooth decay you can keep wet cloth with you and after each feed just wipe the mouth with it, this is the best prevention from tooth decay.
Avatar n tn During my treatment I got an abcess on my tooth and tried to have a surgery to save the tooth with no avail. Eventually I had to have the tooth pulled. My teeth have never been the same after treatment. I have sensitive teeth and more cavities. They look grey to me. I would never tell anyone else what to do about thier health. I'm just wondering if anyone else has had problems with thier teeth.
Avatar f tn While eating a baguette one of my teeth got chipped, it's a front bottom tooth and it's at the back bottom of the tooth. It doesnt hurt and is not bleeding or anything just wondering what the dentist would do to 'fix' it if it can be fixed?
Avatar m tn Hi again, If you take good care of the tooth with proper brushing and flossing, it should last a long time. RCT teeth will only decay if there is reason for decay, i.e. poor dental care. If you can keep it from decaying underneath a crown or filling, it will be fine. Once the nerve is removed, the tooth shell is still there and the nerve channel is filled. It can no longer feel sensation to heat or cold but it's still a tooth.
Avatar n tn decay interproximally (between the teeth) can only be detected by xrays. catching a cavity early can be more cost effective in the early stages with a filling. waiting until the cavity is larger can then become more problematic needing a crown, or possibly a root canal. id rather spend a few dollars on xrays then the $800+ for root canal and $800+ for a crown.
Avatar m tn hello im 18 years old and i have tooth decay and cavity,i have only pain near jaw teeth and head, as i see no swelling or fever i went to dentist she said that it does not look like Tooth abscess and told me to come in a week,can i ask during Tooth abscess your face always gets swollen yes?
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!
Avatar f tn My two year old has had severe tooth decay since her first teeth came in. She breast feed until 14 month and then was switched to rice milk due to a dairy allergy. At 18 months I noticed decay. She had 6 caps and 4 fillings at 2 in April. She stopped using rice milk then. Just last month at a check up and cleaning she had to have another tooth filled and one of the crowns pulled.
689528 tn?1364135841 Yes it is possible for a tooth to become bruised but usually that is an adult tooth and the ligament that holds the tooth in gets inflamed. On a primary tooth it is getting a little dark because during the original injury the tooth actually bled up into to the part of the tooth you can see and it is this blood that makes it appear darker.
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 n tn 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.