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Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
Don't tip it off: When removing a partial metal denture from back anchoring teeth, it is important to place it and remove it 90 degrees to the teeth. If you are taking the plate off at an angle, it creates torque on the crucial teeth that hold it in.. Often the teeth are weak to begin with. Put your fingers under the clasps and push directly upward or downward with your fingernails to remove. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bruxism: You may be grinding your teeth and the excess forces have inflamed the bone around those teeth. Have a local dentist examine you to see if a bite guard is indicated. You may also be suffering from periodontal disease... Radiographs would be needed to determine that. ...Read more
The crown on one of my back teeth came off today but i cannot afford to pay for a new one. What do I do?
Could you have crowns fitted on very heavily filled back teeth. I am approx 65 years old and am not sure what to do?
My back teeth on my left side top and bottom are severly slanted. Bottom one slanted in. Top one slanted out. Why did it happen?
I have an exposed nerve on one of my back teeth and do not have any insurance is there anything I can do at home to nake it stop hurting?
Could be...: Tooth pain is best diagnosed by a dentist who has the ability to take an x-ray, examine the tooth area, probe the gums and then come to a conclusion. See a dentist to prevent your situation from intensifying. A little cavity is so much less expensive and less uncomfortable than a crown, root canal or extraction. Prevention is the real key in dentistry. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
DEPENDS!!: Your dentist will take a number of factors into this decision, like most decisions there is never an always or never. If the tooth that occludes with your new crown is a natural tooth you may want to consider gold although i rarely due gold anymore due to patient esthetic concerns. All zirconia are very nice due to there strength and further back you get in the mouth, the stronger the forces! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
One of my back teeth has lost its enamel on its outer side. Is there some way to make the tooth white? Should i?
See a Dentist!: Your concern needs to be more than a cosmetic fix. Before serious damage is done, see a dentist. In recent years they have paid great attention to how the final result will look - but that will not be the first issue. Oral health is important to many other body systems. Take care of it and you'll be much better off. Best! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hello i had two back teeth out on monday with the root was bleeding a lot but now on friday it started bleeding again ?
My eleven and a half year old daughter has these small flaps of tissue lifting up behind her back teeth.. What would this be caused from?
Operculum: Fancy name for the flap of gum tissue that was covering the complete tooth but as the tooth comes in the gum tissue receeds away. The very back portion is the last part to go away and can take a while. It can be sore but the best thing is to encourage them to chew solid foods back there and it will help the tissue to receed. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
It seems that most of the people I know have lost many of their back teeth and less of the number of front teeth. Why does it happen this way?
Anatomy: Back teeth, because of their shapes, are more susceptible to decay. It's also harder to care for supporting tissues. Add to that not bruising 2x/day for 2 full minutes by the clock, not flossing, not having check-ups 2x/year, eating hard foods like ice, high sugar diet, not replacing missing teeth immediately, etc. comes down to see your Dentist regularly and follow advice to the letter. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My son 4 years old had dental procedures to put crowns -silver- on the back teeth. How long are going to last do they fall out with the teeth ?
Yes: At four years old, all his teeth will be replaced with permanent teeth and when the teeth are lost, the stainless steel crowns will be lost as well. How long they last meanwhile will depend upon the quality of care, his diet and how well his teeth are kept clean. It is imperative that you understand why this happened in the first place and what has to be done to prevent further cavities! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer