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Hi Sir, I am suffering from painful teeth all the time, my teeth cavity and warm very painful. Please advise some treatment.

Hi Sir, I am suffering from painful teeth all the time, my teeth cavity and warm very painful. Please advise some tre...
Hello, kindly visit a dentist and get a x-ray done based on the xray the depth of the cavity will be known accordingly it can be filled or root canal can be done if it is deep. Your pain will go once your treatment is started and if required the dentist will prescribe antibiotics and analgesics too. Thanks.
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I have cavity in my tooth. How to get rid of it? Have to remove my teeth or it can be filled?

I have cavity in my tooth. How to get rid of it? Have to remove my teeth or it can be filled?
Hello, This can be decided only after seeing it clinically and after taking the x-ray of your tooth to find the depth of your cavity based on that either it can be filled or root canal treatment can be done. Option of extraction will be preferred only if the damage is huge and cannot be restored. So kindly visit a dentist. Thanks.
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What Causes Cavities?

What Causes Cavities?

We wonder why some people have more cavities even if they don't eat more sugar and they brush two times a day, whereas other people who eat alot of sugar and brush once don't get cavities. 
Actually, there are a lot of factors associated which lead to cavities. 

  • Frequency of eating, more frequently you eat more cavities you get.
  • Heartburn or gerd lead to stomach acid in to mouth which damage enamel, means more cavities.
  • Sugary drinks, cold drinks and other beverages also damage enamel and result in cavities in between teeth.
  • Lack of tooth brushing.
  • Dry mouth, lack of proper salivation leads to more cavities.
  • Teeth with enamel defects like fluorosis are more prone to cavities.
  • More acidogenic bacteria in mouth lead to more cavities.
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My 6 years old boy is suffering from severe dental pain. He wants to remove the tooth which are infected by cavities. Does it cause any cancerian disease at older age?

My 6 years old boy is suffering from severe dental pain. He wants to remove the tooth which are infected by cavities....
Hi Lybrate User, Thanks for the query. Extraction of the tooth never leads to any cancer like situation in future. My advice is if tooth is saveable save it for better alignment of permanent tooth other wise get it extracted and relax.
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Routine Dental Check-up - Know The Importance Of It!

Routine Dental Check-up - Know The Importance Of It!

Cavities damage the enamel covering your teeth. An untreated cavity can lead to an infection in the tooth. Untreated tooth decay also destroys the inside of the tooth (pulp. And in some cases, the only option left with is to extract the tooth. So visit your dentist regularly and avoid the progress of caries.

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I have cavity problem in both sides lower teeth please prescribe medicine for this problem and I want to clean my teeth also.

I have cavity problem in both sides lower teeth please prescribe medicine for this problem and I want to clean my tee...
Ther is no medications for cavities or scaling (tooth cleaning). Simply you go dentists clinic and ask for scaling & filling or rct of the affected tooth.
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There is cavity in my teeth due toh which my gum is swollen and paining allot. Please tell me something any medicine that can help me in pain.

There is cavity in my teeth due toh which my gum is swollen and paining allot. Please tell me something any medicine ...
Medicine alone can not help consult a maxillofacial surgeon if abscess it has to be drained and than rct n cap.
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Keeping Your Child's Teeth Healthy!

Keeping Your Child's Teeth Healthy!

Children are much more susceptible to tooth decay and gum disorders than grown-ups. This is because the gum and teeth in toddlers are very delicate. Moreover, children are more attracted to sweets and other food items, which cause damage to the teeth.

Here are several ways to protect the teeth of your little one:

  1. Have a dental checkup: You should take your child to a dentist on his first birthday. Early prevention is important as any kind of problem in the teeth will be detected and this will save you from a lot of trouble in the future.
  2. Teaching healthy habits: Brushing is very important and you should teach your child to brush regularly, more than once a day. Before the development of teeth in your baby, you should brush his gums gently by using water on a soft baby toothbrush or with a clean and soft cloth. After developing teeth, brushing must be practised with delicate toothbrushes and fluoridated toothpaste. If several teeth touch against each other, you should use flossing. Brushing is essential before going to bed, and no food should be taken after brushing.
  3. Prevent "baby bottle decay": You should not let your child go to sleep with a bottle of juice or milk. The sugar contained in these liquids sticks to the child's teeth, which activates bacteria and may lead to tooth decay.
  4. Avoid giving juice to your child: Juice may be healthy for the body, but it leads to tooth decay in little kids. The amount of regular juice intake should never be above four ounces.
  5. Avoid excess use of a sippy cup: Sippy cups enable children to shift from bottles to glass. However, all day long usage of sippy cups should be restricted as it may cause decay on the front and back portions of teeth, when the drinks are rich in sugar.
  6. Be careful about sweet medicines: Many medicines meant for children are sugary and stick to the teeth, increasing the chance of cavities. Several antibiotics cause an overgrowth of Candida or yeast and cause an oral disease known as oral thrush. This disease causes creamy patches on the tongue. In case your child needs sweet medicines, brushing should be increased.
  7. Stop using a pacifier by the age of 2 or 3: Pacifiers are good for children, but using pacifiers for a long period of time affects the lining of teeth. The shape of the mouth may also change. Hence, do not let your child use pacifiers after 2 or 3 years of age.

Children are quite prone to teeth disorders and decay in the teeth. Hence, measures must be taken to protect the teeth of children from any kind of disorder.

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Debunking Myth Of Sugar Consumption!

Debunking Myth Of Sugar Consumption!

More sugar we consume more cavities we will get. This is a myth. Actually, the frequency of sugar intake is important than the amount of sugar intake. When we consume anything, bacteria present in our mouth start digesting food and produce acids. Lactic acid acts on the tooth and starts demineralizing it meanwhile buffers present in saliva start neutralizing those acids. This whole process takes 30-45 mins. More frequently we eat more acid production, tooth stays in non-acidic conditions for less time which means more cavities.
Add sugar with your meals doesn't increase the amount of cavities. 

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