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Can you get a cavity between any of your teeth?

Asked by kayyyyleigh (404points) December 6th, 2009 from iPhone

between one of my front teeth, and the next tooth over has been really sensative. sweet drinks are painful to drink on that side. but is it possible to get a cavity there?

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NaturalMineralWater's avatar

Yes. A Cavity can occur pretty much anywhere on any tooth.

marinelife's avatar

@NaturalMineralWater is absolutely correct!

Narl's avatar

Yep. That’s why the dentist recommends getting x-rays every other year. They will show if you have cavities between your teeth.

PandoraBoxx's avatar

I recently had to have a permanent molar pulled because I had a cavity below the gum line that couldn’t be filled. :( I have to get a dental implant back there—$2300, dental insurance doesn’t pay for implants because they’re “cosmetic.”

deni's avatar

yes i’ve had quite a few cavities between my teeth :(

laureth's avatar

Yep – especially if you don’t floss. That’s what cleans out the bacteria in there, because the brush generally doesn’t.

AstroChuck's avatar

No. As a cavity is tooth decay you couldn’t get one “between” your teeth, only on them.

Sarcasm's avatar

I was thinking the same thing, @AstroChuck. Either that, or everything between teeth is cavity, by a standard definition

Darwin's avatar

You can have other causes of tooth pain, including a cracked tooth, brushing too hard so the gum has receded, too much tooth whitening, and other causes as listed “here”;

In any case, a visit to the dentist is a good idea if only to rule out the need for expensive dental work.

AstroChuck's avatar

@Sarcasm- Good point. Technically we all have cavities between our teeth.

loser's avatar

Yeah, that’s a popular area. That’s one reason why flossing is so important.
Which reminds me, I need to make a dental appointment. Thanks!

NUNYA's avatar

Yes you can and I have. Floss helps to keep the uckies out from between your teeth!

Just_some_guy's avatar

I imagine that whatever causes the decay of one tooth could have done the same to the next one, so I think that u can have a cavity between two teeth. Tho It might just be 2 separate cavities.

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