Tooth decay white spots

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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 m tn 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 m tn Thanks for the quick answer, Dr. Tsang. One reason I seek advice is precisely because one place mentions an implant while another doesn't. There's a frightening glut of stories about A) botched procedures and B) clinics that advice treatment that others consider unnecessary. Additionally, the techs were the ones who quote me the price and necessary procedures. Well, if rough description would help (I saw both the X-ray and photo pictures)...
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 f tn whats tooth decay and what can happen
Avatar n tn DentallyFrustrated, There should not be any caries (decay) be underneath the restoration. Prior to placement of the composite (white restoration you mentioned sounds like composite) the caries should have been removed. I would suggest looking for another dentist to ask for second opinion.
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 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 silver filling that was beginning to decay-the tooth was not really causing me much pain except minor sensitivity to hot and cold. I had three teeth filled w/ white fillings (two silver one new). The new is fine, the teeth w/ old silver are bothering me. After a few more visits to the dentist I finaly had the fillings redone (15,&31). Neither tooth hurts when I chew now (only after eating).
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 No, this tooth does not have a root canal... unfortunately. That is one thing I have learned the hard way. I now always get root canals with a crown, no matter how well they are done, they always seem to hurt sooner or later if I dont't get a root canal. Thanks, I am going in tomorrow, looks like they will be cutting it off.
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 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 n tn Last year i went to the dentist and he cleaned the decay and put a prefabricated post and covered the tooth with the white filling. over that time i have been experiencing acne on my face and developed cysts under the jaw bone on both sides of my mouth. The dermatologist gave me amoxicilliyn for about 2 years which cleared up the cysts and acne. I stopped taking amoxicil. for 7 months and went to another dermatologist who put me on minocycline. but i feel that the cysts are coming back.
Avatar n tn suggesting that I do not have a bleeding gums or the gums are not wounded or broken and bleeding... just a tooth decay.. did I get infected also... I have done it last Saturday evening, July 12, 2008, I do not clearly remember if I give her the oral sex longer... because the morning I have a headache and feeling not ok like I would be having a fever and cannot eat well, and so my stomach is little troubled also... should I think it is but a Hang Over?
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 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 :( 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 n tn You may find that dentists do not spend any time counseling their patients relative to the things that cause tooth and root decay, or how to get free from it. Why should they when they make money from dental disease. Dental decay is the number one disease in the world. The primaryPrimary amyloidosis Primary biliary cirrhosis Primary hyperparathyroidism Primary insomnia Primary lymphoma of the brain cause is diet, and no amount of dental work can stop the decay process.
7953414 tn?1400159930 I've never had serious teeth problems other than a tooth decay here and there and get it fixed and done. Well, yesterday I had a mirror close to my face (yeah, I don't wear makeup for most part so I don't spend all this time on the mirror) anyway, I happened to check my teeth... the bottom frontal teeth are getting light brown stains between teeth and a couple in front of teeth. I don't know what's causing it, I floss and brush everyday ...
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 Assuming toothll4 refers to upper left first bicuspid, An endodontist is supposed to be able to confirm if the tooth is afflicted with pulpitis. If the tooth tested vital and no decay or crack detected, root canal treatment is contraindicated. Further investigstion of the source of pain is warrented. Seeing an orofacial pain specialist is advised.
Avatar f tn You should check with your dentist for a decay in the tooth which could be on the sides of the tooth and not visible to you.
Avatar m tn Well, for the woman being positive it's just an assumption that she is. She might not be for all we know. As for sweat, I did thought that too but as I was sucking on her nipple, I strongly believe the salty discharge came from her nipples. I know there negligable to no risk but my concern is the discharge coming in contact with my decayed tooth (my tooth decay doesn't hurt too much, just a little bit).