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cavities are mean

Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by uklover08, May 11, 2007.

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  1. uklover08

    uklover08 Junior Member
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    sugar hurts my teeth. discuss.
     
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    When sweets hurt (i.e. chocolates) it's a sign of a cavity that just got through the enamel and just hit dentin.....if a cavity gets deeper...ironically it doesn't hurt as much....until it hits the pulp..then you're in trouble....
     
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    I've heard that the dali lama eats sugar. I also eat sugar. I figure that on my deathbed I will achieve total consciousness. So I have that going for me, which is nice.
     
  5. xdianaax

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    That sounds like what happens to me everytime before I get diagnosed with yet another cavity...
     
  6. LNinlove

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    I am really hoping I am not the only predent with a lot of cavities...????:confused:
     
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    I am assuming your cavity will first be addressed. If the sensitivity persists, try that sensodyne toothpaste to see if that helps. If it doesn't, though I am not yet a dentist, I think you are looking at a root canal in your future.
     
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    sensodyne will take care of temperature sensitivity (ie cold due to gum recession)....but sensitivity to sweets is a definite sign of a cavity...although not deep enough to be a root canal.....but nonetheless a filling....
     
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    caddyshack ftw.
     
  10. pine88

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    don't worry, I've already had 3(4?) root canals. My teeth are made of marshmallows.
     
  11. LNinlove

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    I was beginning to wonder what my dentist was thinking of me...

    I swear I just have really soft teeth! :D
     
  12. aphistis

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    Come on, folks. Wait till you finish dental school to start giving out free professional advice, and even then, don't do it until you've at least seen the patient. ;)
     
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