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Is it possible to have two cavities in one tooth or is the dentist just trying to double-charge for one filling?

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2004-07-02 09:39:51
2004-07-02 09:39:51

It's possible to have two different cavities in one tooth. It's also possible that it is just one cavity, but it is on two surfaces of the tooth. Each tooth has five surfaces. Each surface added to a filling will be more money.

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It really depends on how big the filling is. There is no specific time range.

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Take him to court If the dentist admitted filling the wrong tooth then he shouldn't charge for it and do the other one for free.

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By visiting a dentist for evaluation and possible filling.

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False teeth can't get cavities, so they don't need fillings.

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No, they are not. A dentist is someone who is trained and licensed to treat dental problems, such as filling cavities. A dental hygienist is someone who is trained and licensed in preventive dental services, such as: cleans your teeth and takes x-rays. They usually work in conjunction with a dentist.

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If you have a broken front tooth, you will want to get to the dentist as soon as possible. The dentist can either remove the tooth or add a filling.

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go to the dentist, get a filling.

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No. You need to see the dentist for a filling.

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dentist do drill teeth on the first filling to get rid of it.

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It sounds like you may have an endodontic abscess. Return to the dentist that placed the filling as soon as possible and let him/her diagnose the problem.

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Yes; epoxy fillings can be color matched to your teeth.

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Fillings, while more expensive than basic dental check-ups, both fix cavities and protect your mouth's future health. Most filling treatments hold stable prices in the following ranges: $50to $150 for a single, silver amalgam filling. $90 to $250 for a single, tooth-colored composite filling.

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When this happens, see the dentist. A filling should not fall out, you may be able to get another free or discounted.

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When the cavities are filled, they will first have to drill holes which for many patients may be uncomfortable. When the actual filling does not go in, most patients do not complain of any pain. Talk to your dentist or doctor about numbing your mouth or using "laughing gas" before performing dental work to ease the pain.

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fixing peoples teeth by filling them and straightening them

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only if the dentist prescribes pain medication for you after the filling is finished.

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The whole is most likely from a cavity so they will put a filling in it. Most likely the dentist will get you numb. When you are numb they will drill out any decay and then shape the whole so it will hold a filling properly. If it is a front tooth, you will get a tooth colored filling. If it is a back tooth, you could get a silver filling or a tooth colored filling. That depends on your insurance, the docotor and you. If you have more questions, the dentist should answer any of them before beginning the work.

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Smoking after getting a filling is a question that should be answered by a dentist. Smoking is not good for any health reasons.

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no you can still get a cavity underneath the filling if you dont take care of them.

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Tooth cavities are filled with amalgam, which is a mixture of metals, or composite, a silica-containing plastic resin. After anaesthetic is administered, the dentist will drill away the decayed part of the tooth, and then fill the cavity with whichever filling has been chosen.

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Yes in certain condition we can put a filling on another filling. In other cases we have to remove the old filling and put another one. But when there is too much filling on a rooth, it's better to put a dental crown.

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1. It could be a new cavity. If you are still doing things that are bad for your teeth, there's no reason you won't get a cavity in that tooth again. 2. There could be a hole in the filling (even a tiny one that you can't see), where it is easy for bacteria to get in a make a new cavity. 3. Your dentist didn't remove all of the decay.


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