Tooth decay left untreated

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Avatar f tn If a person presents with say gum disease, decay and defective restorations has no symptoms of pain, or abscesses etc and for whatever reason leaves a tooth untreated for say approx 6-7 months then suddenly develops an abscess with severe pain. Is it probable that during that period without the treatment caused it to become worse and then develop the abscess which required an extraction? When do teeth with cavities become unsaveable that require extraction.
Avatar n tn If you have an infection under a crown you will need to get the tooth treated if you plan on keeping the tooth. If it is decay, you will lose the tooth if you leave it untreated. If you have an abscess, you may lose the tooth and if the infection is left untreated it could possibly lead to septicemia or death (depending on location). You should see your dentist.
Avatar f tn I had oral sex with someone while i was having minor bleeding from untreated tooth cavity ( tooth decay ) with some pain in the tooth , i was licking the anus of that person , is there a risk of getting hiv by doing so ?
Avatar m tn There may be decay under the filling. Please make an appt. An untreated infection can slowly dissolve the bone holding in your teeth and they can fail completely. I lost my top front four because of the exact same thing. Make the appt. Hope this helps.
Avatar f tn Food gets trapped between the gums and teeth causing the gums to pull away from the tooth and it turns to plaque which can only be removed by your dentist. If left untreated it can also lead to tooth loss due to bone loss. I hope this helps and wish you all the best. It's tough when you need dental care and can't afford it. Good luck.
Avatar f tn Hello, A dental examination is necessary for correct diagnosis and management of your condition. A tooth abscess is usually a complication of tooth decay. Prompt treatment can save the tooth and a root canal may be recommended in an attempt to save the tooth. Untreated abscesses may get worse and can lead to life-threatening complications.
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar f tn Some dentists will tell you that the first evidence of tooth decay is a white spot lesion and by this description they mean that the tooth’s enamel has taken on an opaque color in the area where the cavity is beginning to form. White spots on the teeth can appear after changes have occurred in the mineral content of a person’s teeth (which often happens childhood and leads to eventual deterioration of enamel if left untreated).
Avatar f tn Not only safe, but imperative if you do have tooth decay. The bacteria entering your bloodstream from your mouth (if you have any tooth decay) is a very serious problem in pregnancy. For your general health and especially the baby's, get your teeth in tip-top repair. Don't wait any longer.
Avatar f tn my heart is pinching and my bones hurt badly now can a decay under the crown no tooth left to hold pin have a right swollen face and numbness can be caused by the decay that is under a crown that been there 10 years?
Avatar m tn About 1.5 years ago, I noticed a lymph node under the corner of my jaw about 1-1.5cm large, it is moveable. I went to the doctor who said I shouldn't worry about it. (I do suffer from chronic tonsil stones, though the worse effected tonsil is on the opposite side to the enlarged lymph node) However 2 years later, and it is still there (The exact same size and everything - I'm guessing the fact it has not grown is a good thing?).
Avatar m tn 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. Floss thoroughly but gently every night and use a toothpaste containing fluoride and a mouthwash that helps strengthen your tooth enamel and kill bacteria.
Avatar f tn whats tooth decay and what can happen
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.
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 n tn The source of thermal sensitivity is probably from occlusal interference of new restoration or from original tooth, assuming no pulpal enroachment by decay and periodontitis.
Avatar n tn A related discussion, <a href="/posts/Dental-Health/Treat-decay-under-bridge-anchoring-tooth-with-removing-bridge/show/1775171">Treat decay under bridge anchoring tooth with removing bridge</a> was started.
Avatar n tn I had a lower tooth (#19) extracted one week ago. The entire lower left jaw area has been very sore all week. I have been rinsing several times a day with warm salt water. I was not given antibiotics until yesterday. When I went to see the oral surgeon yesterday she said that the tooth was infected and that if it was not better in 24 hours with the antibiotics that she would numb it back up and cut a hole and let it drain. My glands in my neck are stiff and swollen and my left ear aches.
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 okay. Thanks, I guess I was looking for options to help preserve my tooth. I have a lot of fillings and inlays seemed like a good idea. I had a bad gut feeling about the dentist who put in the fillings and was told she did a shoddy job on some of them. I was surprised that I needed all this work when my dentist in my old city sent me away with a clean bill of health for the last 3-4 appointments.
Avatar f tn Depends on how much solid healthy tooth structure is left after removal of the decay and filling.
Avatar f tn it turned out that I do have decay on this tooth and I feel pain because it goes under my gum.. so baically my gum hurts. They put a temporary filling in and we wait now.
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 you need to go see a dentist, you could have an infection and that is what is causing the swelling.
Avatar f tn This has been going on for about 8 months. Around Christmas of 2007, I had pain in the upper left area. My regular dentist found decay in the very back tooth and also crowned that tooth. Since the crown, I have been back to my regular dentist several times; they have taken several x-rays and can't find any problems. He also referred me to a gum specialist and a root canal specialist - neither of which found anything of concern.