My dentin is exposed bec new dentist polished the back of my two front teeth. Can I re grow my enamel back?
She only filled the eposed dentin but i'm not comfortable with it. it bothers me a lot and it still aches. what will i do? will this heal?
what i can say, enamel is not a vital part of teeth. it will not grow back if the structure loss due to caries/fracture/iotrogenic cause.. if the loss very minimal, it can be remineralized by toothpaste(fluoride content inside toothpaste do the action). what u can do now, meet your dentist and explain your problem im sure he will understand.. Good Luck :) (+ info
Is there a procedure to cover up the exposed dentin on my teeth?
FYI: I would prefer that a dentist answers this question. I used to brush too hard and the enamel has been wearing away gradually near my gums on 5 and 11. Just recently, the exposed dentin has become seemingly more sensitive (it hurts to barely touch it with my toothbrush). Isn't there a procedure where the dentist can take tissue from the roof of my mouth and use it to cover up the exposed dentin?
A better solution than a graft procedure would be to bond a composite filling over the exposed dentin. Erosion at the gumline due to abrasion is very common and the cheapest and simplest way to take care of that is do a direct bond procedure.
BTW, using an electric toothbrush will prevent excessive wear on your teeth. Most people brush too hard, incorrectly, and worse of all, sideways at the gumline. Brushing like that literally saws the teeth off and creates notches at the gumline. It is also a very hard habit to break. The problem with brushing correctly is that you don't get that "fresh and tingling sensation" afterwards and this makes people brush harder to get it. Of course when they do, they go overboard and this results in exceesive wearibg away of the teeth.
The only time the surgical procedure you described is done is in periodontics when the tissue is denuded over half the length of the tooth. (+ info
is Dentin really white? and What can I do to make it less sensitive?
I just went to the dentist for fillings and I find that there is a small part that is alot whiter and much more sensitive than the rest of the tooth. I looked it up and it seems like its the dentin but im not sure.
Dentin is a yellowish gold color, not white, and is normally covered over by enamel. Tooth colored fillings are known to cause sensitivity and many times will slowly go away on its own. (+ info
How can you stain the dentin back in on a bleached out deer jaw bone?
I am taking a Wildlife Biology class and our instructor has some jaw bones that were bleached. This bleached everything out...this makes aging more difficult as you cannot see the change in color, so to speak.
Does anyone know of a way to put the color back in? Basically staining the dentin so we can see it?
Well, I'm not sure, but dentin is porous, whereas enamel is not. You should be able to add a food dye to the teeth, let it soak a bit, then rinse. It should come off of the enamel, but stay on the dentin to some extent. I would use orange, since that would give better contrast.
If you have access to a collagen dye, then you may be able to use that. The enamel is all mineral matrix and the dentin contains collagen. The bleach will have denatured the collagen a bit, so it might stick better.
Hope this helps (+ info
What happens when the cervical dysplasia is gone but the high risk hpv is still present?
I was diagnosed with low-grade cervical dysplasia a while ago and following my most recent test I was told that I no longer had the dysplasia but the high-risk hpv that caused it was still there... Does this mean that cervical dysplasia could come back? And is it possible that the hpv could ever go away?
Yes, if you still have HPV present, then you could have a recurrence of cervical dysplasia. This mean you need to have regular Pap smears to monitor your progress.
Most women clear their infection eventually. But some women's infections persist indefinitely. I don't know which category you're in, but you will have to take a wait-and-see approach. In the mean time, you should take good care of yourself. Don't smoke (smoking is linked to greater risk of dysplasias), eat healthy and exercise so your otherall health and immune system are working well. (+ info
What is the difference between hyperplasia and dysplasia- and can anyone give me a reference for it?
I can't seem to find a book or journal article that specifically defines the difference between dysplasia and hyperplasia- any help would be much appreciated!
Hyperplasia is a general term referring to the proliferation of cells within an organ or tissue beyond that which is ordinarily seen
Dysplasia is a term used in pathology to refer to an abnormality of development.
Hyperplasia = excessive normal cells which are benign.
Dysplasia = excessive abnormal cells which can become malignant. (+ info
How long does it take for moderate cervical dysplasia to turn into cancer?
I have moderate cervical dysplasia and need a LEEP procedure done. I am a single mother of 4 and can't come up with the $500 that our local clinic is charging for the procedure. How long can I safely wait before this gets worse and turns into cancer?
You really should get treatment, but In also honesty, it's pretty safe to wait.
Moderate dysplasia only has about a 5% chance of becoming cancer ever, and usually it takes about 10 years for dysplasia to become cancer. Moderate dysplasia can progress to severe dyplasia quite quickly, but left untreated for a year, severe dysplasia only has about a 3% change of becoming cancer.
Doctors often wait to treat moderate dyplasia in young women (like under 20) because many fight it off on their own. Also in pregnant women, most doctors would not treat moderate dysplasia until after the baby is born.
They did this clinical trial at Johns Hopkins where they followed women with severe dysplasia for 15 weeks without treatment. They figured 15 weeks was a safe period to just observe and do nothing.
So, save up because eventually you are probably going to have to treat this. But I'd say you can wait several months without worries. (+ info
How often after being cleared of cervical dysplasia should I be getting pap smears?
I have had cervical dysplasia twice. Once when I was 22 and again when I was 26. After this last time I had cryosurgery and was cleared of the dysplasia. I am curious about how often I need to be going back for pap smears. I heard that I should be going back more than just once a year but my doctor did not mention when I need to return.
It depends on how severe your dysplasia was. Different classes advance at different levels. Most people with cervical dysplasia get pap smears once or twice a year, but severe dysplasia may have to be watched more closely, even quarterly or monthly. Once you have 2-3 clear pap smears, you're fine to go once a year. Call your doctor to find out when you should go back. (+ info
What questions should I ask my doctor about severe dysplasia?
I have had a biopsy done which had shown that I have severe dysplasia and will be getting a LEEP done on Tuesday. I don't have children yet but want to. I know more about dysplasia and other things regarding it because I have been researching it but I want to know what questions I should ask my doctor.
I had a leep done last september and it went surprisingly well. Ask about:
How long you need to wait before you can have sex, etc. The longer the better, my doctor told me 2 weeks and I have since been told that that was not long enough.
Ask what you can expect as far as the healing process, I was very surprised when I started passing clots, which is normal, but my doc didn't tell me about it so I was pretty freaked out when it started happening.
Ask what to expect as far as bleeding after sex, I am still experiencing bleeding occasionally and it can be very frustrating.
Ask when you will be hearing about the test results of the removed tissue - it usually only takes a couple days (the tests will confirm that the abnormal cells were not cancerous and will also indicate whether all the abnormal cells were removed).
You may also want to ask about complications after the surgery, like incomplete removal of cells, narrowing of the cervical opening, and excessive bleeding and scar tissue.
Ask any other questions that you can think of about any other things that you are concerned about. Try making a list so that you don't miss anything; you'll probably be nervous and you don't want to go home wondering about the things you forgot to ask. The procedure took my doctor less than ten minutes, and my cramping during healing was minimal. Ask your doctor what he recommends to take for pain. Make sure you have tons of pads (the always infinity ones are the best, they're really thin and light and super absorbent. You can expect to bleed for two weeks or more.
I hope this helps, good luck! (+ info
What would dysplasia have to do with teeth/orthodontists?
I was reading my orthodontic file and I think it said something about dysplasia... Most of the words were really confusing and I didn't understand them, the only one I remembered was dysplasia (I think). What is dysplasia, and what would it have to do with my teeth?
Dysplasia (from Greek, roughly: "bad form") is a term used in pathology to refer to an abnormality in maturation of cells within a tissue. This generally consists of an expansion of immature cells, with a corresponding decrease in the number and location of mature cells. Dysplasia is often indicative of an early neoplastic process. The term dysplasia is typically used when the cellular abnormality is restricted to the originating tissue, as in the case of an early, in-situ neoplasm. For example, epithelial dysplasia of the cervix (cervical intraepithelial neoplasia - a disorder commonly detected by an abnormal pap smear) consists of an increased population of immature (basal-like) cells which are restricted to the mucosal surface, and have not invaded through the basement membrane to the deeper soft tissues. Myelodysplastic syndromes, or dysplasia of blood-forming cells, show increased numbers of immature cells in the bone marrow, and a decrease in mature, functional cells in the blood. (+ info
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