Doctor Q&A for Dr. Dale Rottman

A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dale Rottman
44 years experience Dentistry
It is not unusual: Pain in teeth is never normal. It is possible that the filling in the tooth is too high and just needs to be adjusted by your dentist. If the filli ... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dale Rottman
44 years experience Dentistry
One possiblity: It is hard to say without seeing it but one possibility is there are salivary ducts under the tongue and sometimes you can get a stone that blocks th ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dale Rottman
44 years experience Dentistry
What is expensive?: The first step would be to get on antibiotics to get the infection under control. I would advise seeing a dentist to evaluate the source of the infe ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dale Rottman
44 years experience Dentistry
Possible infection: If the bump is above the loose tooth it is possible you are getting an abcess or infection either from the tooth or the gums around the tooth. Have y ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dale Rottman
44 years experience Dentistry
Not necessarily: If you have an opposing upper 2nd molar that is in healthy condition, I would recommend replacing the tooth. If not replaced the upper tooth will eve ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dale Rottman
44 years experience Dentistry
Braces are possible: Braces would be the ideal way to permanently close the spaces. If you wanted a quicker fix you might also consider porcelain veneers or porcelain cr ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dale Rottman
44 years experience Dentistry
See your dentist: This will probably not go away on its own. The joint should be evaluated with an x-ray. You would then probably be fitted for a splint which would t ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dale Rottman
44 years experience Dentistry
Some pain expected: It would not be unusual to have pain for several days after wisdom tooth removal but should be relieved with pain medication. If you are having sever ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dale Rottman
44 years experience Dentistry
Healthy mouth: First you should have a good cleaning and make sure your gums are healthy, no bleeding or inflammation. Next if you have any cavities, they should ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dale Rottman
44 years experience Dentistry
Things to check: If the crown is sensitive to cold and flossing, it could be the bite is off and your are hitting too hard on the tooth. That causes the ligaments th ... Read More
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