Tooth decay under bridge

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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 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 n tn 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.
Avatar m tn I would consult with your endodontist and see what they say. They opened the tooth and saw what was going on inside. 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.
Avatar n tn It sounds like one of the abutment teeth is in need of root canal therapy or there is decay in one of the teeth under the bridge. I do not think you are over reacting and the situation must be investigated asap.
Avatar m tn You DO have the option for a partial where the wires attach to other teeth and it can be removed whenever you want to remove it. So long as you keep the areas clean you won't have any issues. You need to let your dentist know that this is what you want...they make a lot more money off of bridges. I had a 3 unit bridge for over 25 years with no problems. You need to brush thoroughly but gently around bridges and always floss under them...
Avatar m tn 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.
Avatar m tn 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.
Avatar m tn 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.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar f tn After his tapping/knocking, the bridge did have loosened more because my #10 tooth was broken. However; my dentist did not aware this and told me to bite more apples/food in a month to get #13 loosed. Finally, #13 was broken too. Now I have to do 4 implants or 2 implants plus a bridge. Can anyone tell me what a better option is? How much the costs would be? How long can the crowns for implants be last? Are they also last for about 10 years that a bridge normally does?
Avatar m tn 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.
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 The same day he placed my permanent bridge he also filled a cavity on another tooth. He said it was a small cavity. He broke the tooth and claims it must have had a stress fracture. Opps, you will now need a crown on that tooth. I am not here saying all dentist are bad, but there are rotten apples in every profession.
Avatar m tn The decay extends down to alveolar bone, pulp is probably non-vital, which may need root canal treatment in order to rescue the tooth. However, restoration is difficult.Ideally, crown lenthening is needed in order to establish biologic width. However, after crown lenthening procedure, interdental papilla may recede and there may be black triangle present between tooth#9 and #10, which compromise cosmetic result. In addition, crown-root ratio needs to be considered.
Avatar f tn I am wondering if all this mucus can be affecting my teeth - since January, have had two 3-teeth bridges just slide right off teeth; had to have one back top tooth pulled; one root-canal under; and now from dental cleaning yesterday, two more cavities and one being under the tooth holding the front bridge that already had an old root canal. Have you heard of sinus infections affecting/causing teeth to decay? All these teeth problems started in January. Strange.
Avatar n tn My husband had a decayed smell in mouth and now a swollen throat, when he takes anitbiotics the smell goes away. The dentist seems to be working on the wrong tooth , my husband is not sure where the problem is but I can smell it come back as soon as he stopped taking antibiotics, but he won't let me try to find it myself and now that he is taking antibiotics it will be harder to find. Shouldn't the x-rays show the problem?
Avatar m tn 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.
Avatar m tn I have a tooth crown towards the front (next to one insissor) that may need replacement soon. Been this way for 7+ years and it came off a year ago since the tooth inside started going bad. My present dentist glued it back on and its held for a year so far. Dentist tells me that she may not be able to reglue it back on if it breaks off again. I however want the matter addressed asap b/c stuff is going inside this crown and causing decay.
Avatar f tn I finally went to the Dentist a couple of months ago for a this and another problem. He decided to address the other problem first. In the meantime, my tooth has started not only being sensitive to heat/cold, but aching also. I started taking antibiotics last night. It is still too early to see any improvment, but I noticed one thing last night when using my water pic. I noticed that there are black flakes coming out from under the crown.
Avatar n tn I currently have a three tooth bridge. The leading tooth of the bridge is infected due to bone loss/receding gums. The dentist says all I can do is have the bridge pulled, pull the first tooth and replace it with a four tooth bridge. Is there any alternative to losing the whole bridge and paying out for another costly bridge? The tooth is draining infection daily so there is no pain right now.
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 f tn My dentist declares that it cannot be from this tooth, that the cement has sealed the tooth off. He also could not find any signs of decay. He suggested that I might be dehydrated, which would cause my saliva to be more salty, so I am drinking water all day. So far, this had not helped. To me, it feels like something is coming from the tooth which makes me salivate more. What could be causing this?
Avatar f tn Annother option is to have the dentist remove the whole bridge, pull the affected tooth, and have a new bridge to span 4 teeth (2 abutments and 2 pontics). Annother option is to have the tooth replaced with an implant or do 2 implants and no bridge, just one crown on the previously capped abutment tooth. Yet annother option is to get a removable partial denture to replace the missing two teeth. Really there is several options you could persue. The ones I mentioned are just a few.
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 n tn The first was done about 20 years ago. When the old bridge was taken off my dentist did a root canal on one tooth. The impressions were taken and the bridge ordered. No temp bridge was installed at that time and I begin chewing on my newly exposed (previously bridged) teeth. These teeth were somewhat straightened with braces years back to install the first bridge, since they were badly tipped.
Avatar m tn When I got there the dentist took a free xray before we began to check for deep decay. The dentist told me that the decay on those two teeth had worsened since my last visit and wanted to crown both of them. He said the decay was not clearly at the root, so a canal was not needed, however he wasn't sure... I opted to save some $$ and went with the two crowns. Here again, I wasn't in any pain at the time.
Avatar n tn 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.
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?