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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Kattuah
22 years experience Dentistry
It might: When did you have the tooth extracted and the implant placed. If all of that was recently then it should tighten up if the tooth and its supporting ti ... Read More

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A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Gottlieb
40 years experience Dentistry
Not too bad: I have not a bone graft myself. However my patients seem not to complain about pain after they had it. Soreness for a few days. You should take wha ... Read More
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A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Yes, it does: Don't your specialists and restorative dentists explain anything? Any problem you are having regarding your treatment should be addressed by your prov ... Read More
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A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
50 years experience Dentistry
Healing caps: A healing cap is screwed into the implant and protrudes through the gum. It looks like a tiny silver tooth. When the tissue heals around the healing ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Dapper
35 years experience Dentistry
Possibly: Large cavities can lead to excessive loss of tooth structure requiring crowns. Even good crowns fail after many years, there is wear and tear in the m ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Wright
32 years experience Dentistry
Multiple: To get a cavity you need three things to be present; a susceptible host tooth fermentable carbohydrates specific type of bacteria must be present ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
40 years experience General Practice
No: Dental sealants protect the grooves of the back teeth. They have nothing to do with protecting the gums.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
40 years experience General Practice
No: Usually once a tooth has a filling it is useless to apply a sealant. Most fillings occupy the same area on a tooth that the sealant would go in.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Grimm
24 years experience Dentistry
No: Dental sealants will only help to prevent cavities. They will do nothing to help the gums.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dinh Bui
Dr. Dinh Bui answered
22 years experience Dentistry
Nonabrasive kind: Enamel can only be preserved by using nonabrasive tooth paste (usually the inexpensive kind). Fluoride on the toothpaste can also help in preventing ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hetesh Ranchod -- Dr. Ranch
25 years experience Dentistry
Synergistic relation: Assuming there is enough bone to place the implant, once it has healed, it will be held in place securely by this bone. The bone is also held in plac ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dominick Curalli
19 years experience Dentistry
No: Chewing trident gum can be helpful if it is sugar free as this can stimulate saliva and buffer acids in your mouth. You still need to brush and floss ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Wineman
39 years experience Dentistry
RDH and drills: Depending on the state and their training, some dental hygienists are also restorative dental hygienists. They can use the dental drill to adjust or p ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
35 years experience Dentistry
Yes it can: Where there is recession there is also some loss of the bone supporting your teeth. If you have too much bone loss then your teeth can become loose an ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience Pediatrics
Can be...: ...Though orthodontics are usually done by people who do not do any other kind of dental work.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Pope
44 years experience Dentistry
Maybe: Depends on the state your in and state regulations. Some states license dental assistants with extended functions. After a dentists prepares a tooth f ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Rundle
45 years experience Dentistry
It varies: In a general sense, you are not buying a chunk of metal or a piece of bone; you are paying for the experience and expertise of the dental surgeon who ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Eltzroth
22 years experience Dentistry
Filling: We remove the decay and place a filling usually.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
40 years experience General Practice
Enamel: If you are referring to the edges of the front teeth being transparent, this is usually due to the natural transparency of enamel. Also, severely wor ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Debi Williams
25 years experience Dentistry
Depends: Each state determines what medicaid will cover for the citizens in that state. In my state, medicaid covers cleanings, extractions and two fillings a ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne Roccia
16 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Yes: Orthodonic therapy regardless of the type can be utilized after bone grafting procedures. Be careful that your appliances don't damage the tissues if ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
40 years experience Pediatrics
Use soft toothbrush: Retainers make gums more susceptible to inflammation cus they hold bacteria & food right against the gumline.Makes flossing impossible increasing risk ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Quon
41 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Varies: Fees vary from office to office. The cost of bone grafting depends on where the graft is needed, what type of grafting material is used, the type o ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Gum recession from?: Not if properly made and you keep your mouth clean. If you have gum recession, consult with a periodontist for an evaluation as to cause. Also run thi ... Read More

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