Cavities Questions

  • Sudden, numerous cavities have appeared

    I'm eighteen and have never had any cavities at all. In the past week, I noticed one cavity in my lower front tooth (in a spot that had a hole in the enamel since i was twelve and the dentist didn't treat). Suddenly, it seems, I am seeing dark spots...

  • I have four tiny brown cavities on my teeth, Is this all it is?

    So I already know I have cavities, But now i'm scaring the crap out of myself because I read the symptoms of Root canals. So I eat perfectly on one side of my mouth, i can mostly eat on the other side aswell, but it hurts SOMETIMES. The thing is I...

  • Do I have a possible tooth decay/cavity?

    I have a hole or almost a chip/dent in my upper molar near my root. It's the same tooth I had a cavity ( different spot on the same tooth) filled 5 weeks ago. After it was filled I had sensitivity in that tooth. It has gone away except an...

  • Dual tootaches after composite fillings

    Hello, I had recently visited my dentist for a pair of composite fillings. One was on my upper right and a shallow cavity at that, and the other was the rear most tooth on my lower left (not a wisdom tooth.) I have since the week and a half to...

  • Broken tooth

    A while back in late September 2012 I was eating chips and I my second tooth (molar) from my right bottom wisdom tooth chipped on the outer side. I had a filling done when I was smaller in Mexico because little by little it started to come out and...

  • Avoiding a shot?

    I have a very irrational fear of needles and shots, even dentists at times, and I want to know if there is a way around getting a shot for the removal of a cavity. Previously, I had gotten scared and told my dentist to not give me the shot. They...

  • Does an air bubble in a filling need to be replaced?

    My dentist recently had me take an xray of my teeth and found an air bubble inside one of my old fillings. I have had no pain/discomfort with this tooth, but my dentist said he would like to have it refilled because the air bubble may not be...

  • Feel A Pulse In Fillings

    I've had my fillings for a while and I can feel a pulse in them, it feels like a heartbeat in the tooth that has a filling, why and should I be worried about it?

  • Xylitol/Coffee?

    1. Is xylitol in and of itself good and proactive for teeth or is it because of the decrease or full stoping of using actual sugars? 2. I read online that BLACK roasted coffee has antimicrobial properties, if i were to add xylitol sweetener to...

  • Is my filled tooth decaying?

    Just last month I had 4 teeth filled. One of which was very big and my dentist didn\'t know if it reached the nerve or not. He did some tests on it which I felt no pain and he went ahead of filled it. That tooth is the most sensitive out of all the...

  • Filling fell out

    I went to the dentist because of pain in lower tooth next to my wisdom tooth where my filling fell out. is it normal for them to give a deep scaling on one side of my myuth and 18 days latter do the other sid and not pull the reminnings of my...

  • seeking advice

    Looking for advice - Green Bay, WI We were concerned about our 11-month-old's front teeth and, after seeing a local pediatric dentist, found out he has decay on his teeth. She states it is due to nursing/night nursing and recommended good brushing...

  • Cavities and xrays

    If a tooth has a filling, will xrays reveal dental decay underneath the filling?

  • Cavity & filling

    I asked the following question at the first of the week and have not received an answer. Should the dentist drill the tooth that has the cavity to remove all decay before putting in a filling?

  • How long does it take for a sore/infected tooth to become fatal?

    I've had problems with a sore tooth for a couple of years now, but it's recently started getting worse. I couldn't see a dentist because I was unemployed and uninsured, plus I didn't qualify for any kind of state aid. I finally got a part-time job...

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