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A 37-year-old member asked:

how can you hide a tooth filling?

5 doctor answers11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Woojin Woody Kwon
Dentistry 19 years experience
Tooth-colored resin: Using tooth colored resin filling would be the best option.
Dr. Charles Kattuah
Dentistry 23 years experience
Change it: If you ask your dentist to redo the filling in composite they should be able to match the color of your tooth well enough to make it nearly invisible.
Dr. Ronald Achong
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 18 years experience
Get a white filling : White fillings or composite resin fillings are the color of the natural tooth. Talk to your dentist about white fillings.
Dr. John Thaler
Prosthodontics 41 years experience
Color and contour: Using tooth colored resins, we can make the filling look like the tooth and blend in very well.
Dr. Robert Landman
Dentistry 32 years experience
Filling: Depending on size of filling , either a resin filling as previously noted or lab processed restoration, inlay, onlay , veneer or crown, depending on your particular need

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The gums above my two front teeth are swollen and I need them to go back to normal within 72 hours what do I do?

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Dr. Jake Richards
Dentistry 12 years experience
Brush, rinse, floss: Brush and keep them clean, floss them gently and try rinsing with warm salt water in that area specifically. Rinse for a minute or so or as long as you can. This should help it go away. If the swelling is not going away you need to see your dentist to have it checked out. Good luck.
A 41-year-old member asked:

How long does it take for a dry socket post wisdom tooth removal to close?

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Dr. Jake Richards
Dentistry 12 years experience
Totally Close?: Could take a month or more to fully close but to have the pain go away could be from 4-14 days +/-. It really depends on the anatomy of the area after the surgery.
A 40-year-old member asked:

Is using a toothpick bad for my teeth?

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Dr. Simon Rosenberg
Dentistry 46 years experience
Depends: Toothpicks can be a valuable aid in removing plaque from teeth surfaces. If not used carefully, parts can break off and lodge between teeth or form splinters that stick into the gums.Repeated use can cause undesired spacing due toa orthodontic forces placed on the teeth.
A 34-year-old member asked:

Can you lose your teeth because of aids?

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Dr. James Merrett
Dentistry 29 years experience
Losing teeth/AIDs: Treating people with HIV and aids has come along way. Anyone who has a compromised immune system can have challenges with keeping their teeth. It is very important to stay on top of your oral hygiene as your immune system may struggle to fight the bacteria in your mouth. Furthermore, some of the medications to treat hiv/aids may cause dry mouth, which can lead to rampant decay and tooth loss.
A 32-year-old member asked:

I have gaps in my front teeth and either side of the tooth to the right of them, would fillings work or hide the gaps?

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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
It can be done, but.: Whether or not it should be done, is a very different question. It depends upon many factors, such as your bite, health of your teeth and gums, amount of spacing, symmetry, long term prognosis, your expectations, etc. I suggest that you discuss all your options, along with pros and cons and costs of each with a dentist who can actually examine you and see x-rays of your teeth.

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