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What to do About Cavities Under a Dental Crown
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What to do About Cavities Under a Dental Crown

Dental crowns are an effective tool in restoring damaged or decayed teeth. Even though crowns are not expected to last forever, patients might assume they no longer need to worry about getting a cavity in the crowned tooth. Unfortunately, it is possible to get cavities under a dental crown. And just like cavities anywhere else...

Severe Pain After a Filling: What to Do?
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Severe Pain After a Filling: What to Do?

Dental fillings are the most common and safest treatments for tooth decay. When getting a filling, some minor pain and tooth sensitivity is normal. The pain usually goes away after a few hours, though, but sensitivity to hot and cold liquids might last up to a week.  But what if there is severe pain after...

How to Bring Down the Cost of Dental Fillings
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How to Bring Down the Cost of Dental Fillings

No one expects to get a cavity, even though they are common in both kids and adults. The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey found that about 46% of kids between the ages of 2 and 19 have cavities and 13% have ones that are untreated. 92% of adults 20 to 64 years old have...

Which Dental Fillings Are the Safest?
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Which Dental Fillings Are the Safest?

It is natural for people to have questions about any substance that is put into their body, and dental fillings are no exception. Some publications have raised concerns about the materials used in some fillings. Is there any cause for concern? And if so, which dental fillings are safest? The most recent research indicates that...

How Long Should a Cavity Filling Be Sensitive?
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How Long Should a Cavity Filling Be Sensitive?

In almost all cases, a dental filling is the best solution for a cavity caused by tooth decay. Once the procedure is done, patients are often surprised to still have some sensitivity or even pain. This is normal—to a degree. But if sensitivity is extreme or lasts too long, it could mean there is a...

Symptoms of Cavities in Kids
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Symptoms of Cavities in Kids

One CDC report estimates that one in five children between the ages of 5 and 11 have at least one untreated cavity. In fact, tooth decay is the most common chronic disease for children in that age group. Unfortunately, that means that most kids will get a cavity sooner or later. The good news is...

Why Dental Crowns Are Sometimes Needed
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Why Dental Crowns Are Sometimes Needed

A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap that fits over the visible areas of the tooth. Made to resemble your teeth, a dental crown might be necessary in several instances, such as protecting and strengthening a broken or decayed tooth. However, there are certain situations where a less expensive option should be considered.  If your...

Dental Fillings and MRI—Is There a Concern?
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Dental Fillings and MRI—Is There a Concern?

With more than 90% of adults suffering from cavities, fillings are the most common type of dental work performed by dentists. They are a safe and effective way to treat tooth decay. But if a doctor suggests an MRI of the head or neck, some people wonder if there are dangers with their metal fillings....

Knowing and Managing the Cost of a Dental Filling
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Knowing and Managing the Cost of a Dental Filling

No one enjoys getting a tooth filled, least of all having to pay for it. Dental fillings are not something that most people save for. But, unless you have dental insurance, the unexpected expense will fall completely on you to pay. Even if you are insured, you still might have to pay a portion of...