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Old 05-15-2019, 08:24 AM
 
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Everybody do not get cavities. No need to go looking for them. Often they can be detected cavities by simply doing a physical examination.

Where did you get your dental degree?
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Old 05-15-2019, 11:49 AM
 
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Everybody do not get cavities. No need to go looking for them. Often they can be detected cavities by simply doing a physical examination.
Cavities begin inside the tooth as well as on the outside.
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Old 05-15-2019, 11:50 AM
 
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Everybody do not get cavities. No need to go looking for them. Often they can be detected cavities by simply doing a physical examination.

You can lead a horse to water...
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Old 05-15-2019, 01:05 PM
 
Location: SW Florida
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I don't think I've ever had pain from cavities. Hadn't a clue, ever, until the dentist found them, including the one so large it practically qualified as a sinkhole.
I even had an abscess next to a root under a crown which wasn't painful and I wasn't even aware of it till it started draining through a hole in the gum under the crown. To be fair, it probably would have been excruciatingly painful had I not had a root canal on that tooth. The first abscess under that tooth which led to the root canal was excruciatingly painful (thank goodness for x-rays!).

I have also had some cavities which were not painful and I'd not have known about without a trip the dentist.
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Old 05-15-2019, 02:53 PM
 
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Cavities begin inside the tooth as well as on the outside.
Or they are in between two of your teeth and are very hard/impossible to see with the naked eye by the dentist, but can be seen on the x-ray. Like I mentioned earlier, bitewing x-rays which consist of 4 images has an effective radiation dose of 0.005 mSv, which is about the same people receive everyday from natural background radiation as they live their normal lives. X-rays can also show changes in the thickness of bone caused by gum disease.
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Old 05-15-2019, 07:06 PM
 
Location: Boring suburb in the Northeast
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Where did you get your dental degree?
Are you claiming cavities cannot be detected by a dentist with a physical exam of the mouth? Where did you get your's?
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Old 05-15-2019, 07:11 PM
 
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Are you claiming cavities cannot be detected by a dentist with a physical exam of the mouth? Where did you get your's?
Not all of them especially when they’re early stages and there is no pain.

https://www.sharecare.com/health/cav...f-i-cavitythem, no. Not when t

“Surprisingly, the large majority of cavities are completely painless. The outer enamel of the tooth, after all, has no nerves.

Only when a cavity enters the underlying dentin will the cavity begin to feel sensitive. When you have a cavity, the most common symptom is an increased sensation to sweet and/or cold foods and beverages.

Patients can be taken off-guard when they find out they have a few cavities even though they don't have any symptoms. But it is much better to treat a small cavity than to wait until symptoms (like pain) appear. By that time the cavity may have spread and infected the dental pulp. Then, you might need a root canal procedure or even an extraction to eliminate the infection. Regular dental examinations (twice a year or more) will greatly reduce the likelihood that a cavity will spread, causing pain and infecting the pulp.

“Cavities are discovered in several ways. The most common are clinical and x-ray exams. During a clinical exam, the dentist uses a hand-held explorer to probe the tooth surface for cavities. If it "catches," the explorer has found a weak, acid damaged section of the tooth, a cavity. Dentists can also find cavities just by looking. Discolored (usually brown or black) teeth can indicate a dental cavity. X-rays, especially check-up or bitewing x-rays, are useful in finding cavities wedged between teeth, or under the gum-line. "Hidden" cavities like these are difficult or impossible to find visually or with the explorer. Sometimes, none of these methods are adequate. In that case, a dentist must use a special disclosing solution to find a suspicious area on a tooth.”

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Old 05-16-2019, 08:25 AM
 
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Are you claiming cavities cannot be detected by a dentist with a physical exam of the mouth? Where did you get your's?
I am stating for a fact that the diagnosis of dental decay and proper treatment plan for dealing with said decay requires both a clinical and radiographic examination.

Doctor of Dental Medicine from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine

Still waiting for your credentials...
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Old 10-22-2019, 07:36 AM
 
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You are wrong here the x rays for dental implants is essential as the dentist has to determine where to place the dental implant. You can not assume by yourself that it is needed or not it is doctors place to decide what procedures he needs to do to make a successful treatment. Because after the treatment it he who you are going to blame for the wrong treatment and pain. However, if you do not to agree on the procedure of the treatment then just quit it is your right. But do not blame the doctor as he cannot proceed without following the set procedures. It is his practice license on the stake.
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Old 10-22-2019, 10:13 AM
 
Location: Boring suburb in the Northeast
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Like bart0323 with great credentials, if there are other dentists who are responding to this post, I can see that you are defensive. But have you read the Atlantic story that is linked?
It will be nice if you can respond to that rather than insult those of us who are skeptical about dentists.
I have had a great dentist whom i trusted. Unfortunately he retired. But they are there, I am sure.
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