You may think you’re a “tough cookie,” but according to a new study, you can be putting yourself at risk for cavities if you don’t fill in holes in your teeth.
Researchers say the “dental abscess” is a complication of tooth decay caused by bacteria that grow around teeth.
They also say that it’s difficult to find cavities, even when there are them.
“If you have a tooth abscess, the bacteria in your tooth can multiply, and eventually, it can become cancerous,” Dr. Eric Balsamo, a pediatrician at University of Pennsylvania and one of the study’s authors, told Fox News.
“And when you do have a cancerous cancerous tooth, it’s very hard to get it removed because it can be difficult to remove.”
Dr. Balsamo’s team has been studying the problem of cavities in adults for nearly a decade, and found that the rate of cavitations in the United States has been increasing.
In 2015, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that 3.3 million Americans had cavities.
By 2019, that number had grown to 4.6 million.
Dr. Steve Haines, a dentist at Cleveland Clinic, said the number of cavits is higher than that of Americans because more people are getting braces and dentures.
“We’ve got people that are getting older who have cavities that are being repaired with braces, so I think it’s a bigger problem than it has ever been,” he told FoxNews.
“I would expect that the number is going to go down over time, but the rate is going up.”
Dr Hainies said it’s not just braces that are filling holes.
He also noted that many people are spending more money on their dental work, which can also lead to tooth absences.
In the past, dentists had to use special tools to get the cavities out of the tooth.
But this year, more people will be getting dental implants, which could lead to even more cavities when the tooth becomes infected.
Haines said that dentists are now treating dental abscesses with a drug that can also help remove the bacteria.
“You need to do this on your own,” he said.
“It’s a long process.”
Dr Balsameo also said that it is difficult to fill holes in teeth if you have one or more cavits.
“It’s very, very difficult,” he added.
“If you are using a lot of toothpaste, and you don,t use enough toothpaste on your teeth, the tooth absents, the holes in the teeth, can go on for years and years.”
Dr Ayelet Shomron, a professor of dentistry at the University of Chicago, said that a number of people are finding the dental problems caused by cavities are common.
She said that the most common problem is cavities caused by bacterial infection.
“In the U.S., about one in every 100 people has cavities,” Shomro said.
“A lot of the cavits are bacterial infections.
If you have bacteria, it means that your tooth is very healthy.
It doesn’t mean that it will heal well, and that it won’t heal well if you take antibiotics or other treatments.”
She added that cavities can be a complication in people who are underweight.
People can also get cavities because they don’t rinse their teeth frequently enough, or don’t properly brush their teeth, which will cause the tooth to become infected.
Dr Shomrock said that many dental specialists do not have the equipment or time to get cavations cleaned, so people who have dental problems have to wait until they have cavitations to seek medical attention.
“They have to be on their own,” she said.
Dr Hains agreed.
“The more time that they have to go to see a dentist, the more serious they are,” he explained.
Dr Belsamo, who also teaches at the school of medicine at the university, said there are many reasons why people are choosing to wait for treatments.
“People who don’t have dental cavities often do have dental absences because they have problems with their gums, because they are older or because they’re taking antibiotics,” he pointed out.
“The more of a challenge you are to get those cavities removed, the longer it takes.”
Dr Shoshana Dziedzic, a dental hygienist at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, told CBS News that it takes about two weeks for a patient to get a tooth removed.
She added: “The amount of work it takes, I think is what people really want to see in order to get their cavities under control.”
Dr Dzic said that she and other dentists at the hospital are working on getting dental absents to be taken by dentists within two to four weeks.She