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A 49-year-old female asked:

i want a upper partial......i only have five front teeth and no back teeth.....is this possible?

3 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Yes: Yes, this is possible. However, I will refer you to your Dentist to make sure of this.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Possible, but: In addition to a partial denture there are many other restorative solutions available. Please have your Dentist evaluate your teeth, bone, and gum tissues, and then recommend the best treatment options for you.
Dr. Stephen Gordon
Dentistry 43 years experience
Yes, but....: At age 49 this will not be the last partial you have & it may be likely that over several years you may lose one or all of your remaining upper teeth. A partial denture rests on your gums (sore spots can occur) & often attaches to several of your teeth, which ultimately over-stress and loosen these teeth. See your dentist for an examination and consultation to discuss the best treatment.

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A 20-year-old member asked:

What this this bump that I have on my gum near the back teeth?

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Dr. Katharine Garnier
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Could be abcess...: Since i don't know how old you are, it is hard to say..If you are in your twenties then it could be your wisdom teeth erupting if you still have them. If you don't still have your wisdom teeth, or you are older, then it could be a gum infection, with a small abcess. People can also get tumors on their gums, especially if you smoke. You should see a dentist.
A 31-year-old member asked:

What's a good remedy for discoloration on the back of bottom front teeth?

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Dr. Kim Capehart
Dentistry 20 years experience
Brushing & Bleaching: Brushing regularly (at leas 2 times per day) and visiting your dentist every 6 months is very advantageous. Of course teeth bleaching and other treatment modalities are advantageous for whitening teeth. Other things you can do at home is avoid tobacco products and foods that can stain teeth like red wine, dark sauces.
Dr. Mazin Kizy
Dr. Mazin Kizy commented
Dentistry 22 years experience
Most people miss the backs of their front bottom teeth when they are brushing. Make sure your dentist shows you how to brush this area.
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A 34-year-old member asked:

I have TMJ so dental work on back teeth causes spasm and closure. Should i buy a rubber block? Where from? What kind?

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Dr. Mark Carl
Dr. Mark Carl answered
Cosmetic Dentistry 38 years experience
Dentist would have: A bite block to help you stay open is something that dentist will usuually have in there office. A dentist can purchase them fom almost any dental supplier. They come is several sizes so there should be one to fit you. To make your visits easier if you apply moist heat to the sides of your face and massage the area this may help loosen the muscles and makeit easier to open.
A 38-year-old member asked:

Random white stains on teeth in back. Why?

5 doctor answers13 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 33 years experience
Decalcification: White stains are typically decalcification. There is a possibility of fluorosis. See a dentist to examine in person and talk to you about what you may want or need to do.
A 37-year-old member asked:

If teeth are loose due to periodontal disease, is it possible for the teeth to tighten back up?

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Howard Kirschner
Dentistry 9 years experience
No: Sorry -no.

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