Dr. David Plaut is a Dentist practicing in Lakewood, NJ. Dr. Plaut specializes in preventing, diagnosing, and treating diseases and conditions associated with the mouth and overall dental health. Dentists are trained to carry out such treatment as professional cleaning, restorative, prosthodontic, and endodontic procedures, and performing examinations, among many others.
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If the pain is localized in a specific area, then it's likely that there is either new decay, or more likely recurrent decay under an old fillings. Another possibility is there may be some erosion around the part or the tooth next to the gum, which is sometimes sensitive to sweetness. READ MORE
Not every cracked tooth needs to be pulled. In some cases, a large filling or a crown can fix the crack. In some cases, the tooth may need a root canal and restoration. There are situations that the crack is so deep, or where it cannot be seen, that the tooth needs to come out. Another important consideration is how long it's worth it for you to fix a tooth. In other words, if you can fix the tooth for 3 years, is it worth it for you? Dentists are trained to always looks at the long haul, so they typically recommend treatment that will stay for the longest time. I don't think that is the only way to go, some people may want to fix things for the short-term. So, you must discuss this with your dentist. My experience is that there are some dentists that pull teeth that could be saved (I had one come in yesterday), so I would advise you to get another opinion before you agree to remove the tooth. READ MORE
Veneers are an option, the other option is orthodontics, probably with Invisalign. The advantage of veneers is that it's quicker, and you can improve the aesthetics of the teeth, as well as make them much whiter, if you so desire. The disadvantage is that it will be probably more expensive, and the veneers have a life span of about 10 years. Then they may need to be replaced. Basically, once you have the veneers, they must stay there the rest of your life. Also, there is no guarantee that they teeth won't move even after they have veneers in the future. So, if you have otherwise nice teeth, do the ortho, if your teeth could benefit from the veneers, then go with the veneers. Good luck! READ MORE
Yes, it is common to redo cavities. In fact, that is one of the most important things that is accomplished on a dental exam. I have found that many dentists do not check underneath fillings for recurrent decay, which often leads to root canal. In your case, where you have a lot of pain after he filling, the redoing may be due to some other reason. I advise you to ask your dentist if he sees any decay under fillings and, if yes, to redo that filling. READ MORE
Of course they can, but be forewarned that the ”modern” composite fillings are much more likely to end with root canals so you have to be careful with wholesale replacement. READ MORE
They grow out of it, and in my experience treatment is not necessary. READ MORE
After practicing for over forty years, I have seen that there should be no set answer to that question. I am assuming that you fall in the normal category, without any unusual conditions. Many offices recommend a six-month recall. I do not think the ADA endorses such a practice. Recall examinations and regular cleaning are a function of how often the teeth become loaded with plaque and calculus. Some people and in my experience a large percentage of people, do need regular cleanings. What's more, they do not benefit from a regular cleaning. It really is quite simple, look in the mirror and carefully inspect your teeth. If they look clean, they do not need what is referred to as a Prophy. They may still need a cleaning under the gums to remove calculus. In my experience, a minority of people need such a treatment. The same is true for recall exams. If you are a person with active dental problems, then a 6-month recall makes a lot of sense. But if you typically have only minor dental issues, a yearly of even bi yearly exam makes more sense. This is what I recommend to most of my patients. A dentist who has experience should be able to make a judgement about how long an interval is sensible. READ MORE
There is no reason not to have a root canal during pregnancy, I have done many with no problem. Nor have I ever heard or read any documented problems. I think that a pregnant mom in terrible pain can't be good for baby!! READ MORE
Obviously, in individual cases the answer may vary, but in general I do not even attempt to fill front teeth of children, because they are the first to fall out, and they almost never cause pain, so unless there is very gross disfigurement, I would leave them be. READ MORE
Two options make a strong retainer for your front teeth to hold them in position, or bond a barb to the outside surface of tooth to unlearn that habit READ MORE
If the filling is done well, it should last at least ten years , find a dentist that can do a better job READ MORE
If the problem persists , there May have been some recent Movement of the teeth causing this issue. If the teeth in the back are meeting edge to edge , something has to be done to make the upper teeth protrude a little the easiest thing is to Put a filling on the outside Of the tooth that should help READ MORE
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