Cavities Questions

Filling came out

Hi I had a filling put in recently but when I got home I noticed something protruding from my back tooth about 2mm. I thought this was a piece of metal or something that had been accidentally left behind from them inserting the filling and I was...

Is this a cavity in my wisdom tooth? (Answered)

Hi, I am 31 and have observed a dark spot on my lower wisdom tooth (the tooth behind the one with the large silver filling on the picture). All my wisdom teeth have erupted quite good, but short after eruption I had small cavities which were filled...

Is the hole in my tooth a cavity or broken composite filling? (Answered)

Hello, I have a question about my back molar on the bottom row. I have had white composite fillings as well as sealants in the past years ago. It appears I have a hole in my tooth and it looks as though the filling has broken leaving a nice sized...

I'm having teeth troubles.

Hello my name is Abigail and I have been having a toothache on the right side of my mouth on my molars and it want go away and some spots on my gums are red . So what should I do. By the way I am 11 years old

Can I keep my wisdom teeth and just get their large cavities filled?

I was told that I have very large cavities in my 2 bottom wisdom teeth and a small one in one of my upper wisdom teeth. I am 37 years old and they have all grown in fine with no problems, just an occasional cavity. The dentist wants to remove all 4...

Is it feasible that my gumline decay occurred in less than 5 months or did my hygenist miss the sign

I have a gumline decay under a crown. My last exam was 5 months; wondering if this is common to have decay go from 0 to disaster without the hygenist catching it earlier? Thank you.

Why do my tooth hurt after deep filling?

I just had a temporary filling on 7th September 2016 on my upper right premolar (decay started between my premolars). On 24th September, I returned for a permanent filling. Before he filled a permanent filling for my tooth he asked me whether I had...

Is this a cavity? How can I reduce the pain? (Answered)

I believe I have a cavity in one of my top left teeth. I notice the pain getting worse over time and I just want to be sure. I took a photo of it with my phone, and it's turning black! I don't brush as often as I should which I'm now regretting but...

Teeth friction causing holes.

Hello, after I got braces and started wearing elastics I noticed the sharp point of one of my top teeth was grinding into the hole in one of my bottom teeth. So the sharp point (like that on a canine) is digging into the crevice in the surface of my...

Damage to Jaw Muscle After Filling

I just got a filling done on the bottom right side of my jaw. When the dentist was injecting the local into the area where my skull and jaw meet, I felt like she was moving the needle around too much. My mouth was numb but it also started feeling...

Why did my daughter's tooth turn grey after her dentist appointment? (Answered)

Hey I have a daughter (5) who has had a cavity on the front of her front tooth since she was 2. It\'s just a tiny little hole. We went to the dentist when she was 2 but they wanted to put a silver cap on it so I never got it done. I\'ve taken good...

Dental sedation options

I have to have several fillings because I have avoided the dentist for years. I have an extremely severe medical phobia that has lead to crippling depression. The only way I will make it through this procedure is to be sedated. Its my understanding...

Dental Technology / Dentak Fillings

This is a question for the dental scientists and researchers. Are we any closer to developing a biological tooth filling for repairing cavities? This is a tooth filling made from your own tooth's dentin and enamel and is grown or grafted into...

Should I get a root canal or get the tooth pulled?

I just got one of my fillings done. I will need 8 cavities taken care of and 1 root canal on my 2nd to last molar(opposite of tooth 30). I have an appointment to have a consultation set up for the 9th of January and to possibly get my braces on that...

blackness of teeth

hi, I have a dental carries in lower two molar teeth.. it was just small dots earlier which I got filled by dentist. but in last 6 months the blackness has increased.. and the dots have become big.. I don't smoke drink or drink coals.. I don't...