Doctor Q&A for Dr. David Nutter

A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Nutter
45 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Pain in back tooth: Even though gingivitis could be part of the overall problem, you need to see a dentist to find out whether the tooth has a cavity, or a type of abcess ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. David Nutter
45 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Toothpaste ok: You can use toothpaste to brush your teeth. You didn't mention if you had stitches where the tooth was removed. If you have stitches that need to be r ... Read More
A 15-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Nutter
45 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Piercings can injure: As a general dentist, I have seen a number of teeth that have been fractured from the various objects place in the piercings. Usually it is from bitin ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Nutter
45 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Cipro (ciprofloxacin) not it.: The Cipro (ciprofloxacin) that you are taking would not be the cause of the tooth pain. Get the tooth pain checked by your dentist. You have no fear o ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Nutter
45 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Artifact maybe: Some older root canals were filled with a silver point that was placed into the canal. This would be more likely to show up as an artifact than the st ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Nutter
45 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Don't wait: It sounds like the tooth is abcessed, and there is what we call a periapical abcess at the apex of the tooth root. If a root canal is done soon enoug ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Nutter
45 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Treatment is allowed: You can have your dental treatment done while being treated for thrush. The medication you are taking is helping you and nothing in the dental treatme ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Nutter
45 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Good question: These types of matrix bands are used to go around the tooth when you are filling from the top. Many of the anterior teeth are filled from the side or ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Nutter
45 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Safe: Yes, it is safe to use the flouride mouthwash. The flouride mouthwash also helps to reduce tooth sensitivity.
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Nutter
45 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Long term help: We have had many dental patients who want to quit smoking. We have given prescriptions to some of them to reduce the desire. Some patients have tried ... Read More
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