Can a high filling cause problems?
High fillings can wear down the enamel, causing tooth decay and cavities. In some cases, the filling can even loosen, or crack another tooth. This requires further dental care on top of filing the filling down.
What kind of pain does a cracked tooth cause?
They cause no pain and don’t require any treatment. Fractured cusp. This kind of crack generally occurs around a dental filling. It usually doesn’t affect the pulp of the tooth (the soft center of the tooth where nerves, connective tissue, and blood vessels are) and as a result doesn’t cause much pain.
What happens if you lose more than one tooth?
All this can happen if one tooth is lost. Other major problems can occur if multiple teeth are lost. There is a loss of the arch length, the distance from the back of the last tooth on one side of your mouth to the back of the last tooth on the other side of your mouth.
What happens when a lower tooth is extracted?
If for example, a lower tooth is extracted, the opposing tooth in the upper jaw will grow slowly (or sometimes quickly) longer in a downward direction into the missing tooth space. This is called extrusion or supereruption. Here is an example:
Why do I get Vertigo after dental work?
What a story! Interestingly, it is not necessarily the hygiene of the clinic that can trigger vertigo after dental work unless it is from a bacterial infection. My top theory based on your description is vestibular neuritis from an activation of the oral herpes virus due to the extensive dental procedures.
What happens if you have a partially impacted wisdom tooth?
This complication may require removal of tissue and bone. Decay. Partially impacted wisdom teeth appear to be at higher risk of tooth decay (caries) than other teeth. This probably occurs because wisdom teeth are harder to clean and because food and bacteria get easily trapped between the gum and a partially erupted tooth. Gum disease.
What happens if you have a wisdom tooth infection?
Complications. Damage to other teeth. If the wisdom tooth pushes against the second molar, it may damage the second molar or increase the risk of infection in that area. This pressure can also cause problems with crowding of the other teeth or require orthodontic treatment to straighten other teeth. Cysts.
What are the side effects of a tooth infection?
In most cases, tooth infections are easily treatable. However, a person who delays treatment is at risk of developing the following complications: Osteomyelitis: An infection of the bone surrounding the tooth. Cavernous sinus thrombosis: An infection of the blood vessels within the sinuses.
Why are wisdom teeth at a higher risk for caries?
Partially impacted wisdom teeth appear to be at higher risk of tooth decay (caries) than other teeth. This probably occurs because wisdom teeth are harder to clean and because food and bacteria get easily trapped between the gum and a partially erupted tooth.