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Trusted periodontist says that Lanap with periolase will not save last three upper left teeth since endo in nature with bone loss. What are options?

Trusted periodontist says that Lanap with periolase will not save last three upper left teeth since endo in nature with bone loss. What are options?

Safe and Predictable: Most likely an implant could work very well in this situation. With proper care and routine dental check-ups dental implants should last a lifetime. Hope it helps. ...Read more

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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


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For gum grafting, some periodontists recommend cadaver tissue, the roof of the patient's mouth, and lanap. Which of these three is the best?

For gum grafting, some periodontists recommend cadaver tissue, the roof of the patient's mouth, and lanap. Which of these three is the best?

Seek second opinion: Gum grafting does not always help solve the problem that you might have. I would advice you to seek a second opinion from another periodontist before you get into doing this procedure which does not have a high success rate and it tends to be an expensive exercise. That is what I would recommend and then weight the various options based on the two opinions. ...Read more

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Lanap dental procedure was minimally successsful at 1 tooth due to a furcation diagnosis. Please fully explain in layman's terms. Also, how common?

Lanap dental procedure was minimally successsful at 1 tooth due to a furcation diagnosis. Please fully explain in layman's terms. Also, how common?

Avascular tissue: The area around the roots on a molar tooth (furcation) has very little blood supply, and for this reason, is a challenging area in which to achieve regeneration. Depending on what else may have been done to the tooth (root canal etc) it may have a fracture perpetuating the problem. Sometimes removal and replacement with a dental implant is advised in these frustrating situations. ...Read more

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Periodontist does not use the LANAP protocol in his office to save a tooth area with a deep sulcus. Is Periolase proven yet but still too expensive?

Periodontist does not use the LANAP protocol in his office to save a tooth area with a deep sulcus. Is Periolase proven yet but still too expensive?

Worthwhile!: There are numerous clinic studies that support the LANAP therapy to recreate periodontal attachment and many too periodontists who advocate this treatment. Like any methodology, there are situations that it may not have optimal outcomes, but overall it is very promising. On the dentist's end, the equipment involves a huge capital investment and additional training. Consider a second opinion. ...Read more

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Lanap only left a deep sulcus with little, if any, gum reattachment. Just had flap surgery. In general, how long til good gum reattachment to tooth?

Lanap only left a deep sulcus with little, if any, gum reattachment. Just had flap surgery. In general, how long til good gum reattachment to tooth?

Healing: Your own surgeon who has actually seen you and knows your medical and dental history is the best person to answer that question. Speed and degree of healing and reattachment varies widely based upon many variables. ...Read more

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Post lanap: I have a small pea size bump in/under gum line adjacent to 1 tooth. Dds says no problem even though deep cleaning and probing at 4 months.?

Post lanap: I have a small pea size bump in/under gum line adjacent to 1 tooth. Dds says no problem even though deep cleaning and probing at 4 months.?

Need to see area: We can't evaluate your situation without actually personally examining you and seeing current x-rays of the area that concerns you. If you question your dentist's clinical judgment or your treatment, you can consider seeing another dentist for a second opinion. ...Read more

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Would a LANAP procedure be good for fixing dental bone loss in early periodontitis? Pain doesn't matter, I just want the bone level normal/healthy.

Would a LANAP procedure be good for fixing dental bone loss in early periodontitis? Pain doesn't matter, I just want the bone level normal/healthy.

LANAP Case selection: LANAP protocol results are much more predictable in terms of bone regeneration and tissue attachment. Laser treatment is a great option for many periodontal patients; however, it may not be suited for all cases. The case selection is the key to a successful treatment. ...Read more

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Lanap: how can you tell there is still no deep gum dental pocket if you do not probe (per protocol) for 9-12 months post op? A long time not to know.

Lanap: how can you tell there is still no deep gum dental pocket if you do not probe (per protocol) for 9-12 months post op? A long time not to know.

Cant: Have the dentist or hygenist measure the pocket for you and discuss the imrovement or many you need more treatment there. ...Read more

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I had my two upper wisdom teeth extracted and one of them has a clot, it's been a lil over three days now and worried I might be getting dry socket?

Pain?: Swelling? Any symptoms? If you're feeling fine then your wound (s) are most likely healing just fine. Dry socket complications are not that common, so don't loose any sleep. See your dentist if you are concerned. ...Read more

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My child just turned one and only has her two bottom teeth. They didn't really come in until she was around 10 months. Is there something wrong?

My child just turned one and only has her two bottom teeth. They didn't really come in until she was around 10 months. Is there something wrong?

Go find out: Not unusual to have an eruption pattern exactly as you described. Age 1 is the perfect time to take your child to a Pedodontist, a Pediatric Dental Specialist, for 1st exam, hygiene instruction, fluoride balance, diet instruction, acclimating your child to regular professional care, and mostly for a Pedodontist's dent-facial growth and development knowledge. Call now, you'll be glad you did. ...Read more

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One of my top brackets broke, and now my two front teeth are starting to move back to how they were. Will the broken bracket affect the process?

One of my top brackets broke, and now my two front teeth are starting to move back to how they were. Will the broken bracket affect the process?

Broken brackets: See your orthodontist ASAP. Your teeth will move until this is replaced and this will delay he completion of your orthodontic treatment ...Read more

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My daughter's teeth is coming and apart from the normal ones two teeth are coming behind the two front down ones. She is 5.9yrs. What can be done?

My daughter's teeth is coming and apart from the normal ones two teeth are coming behind the two front down ones. She is 5.9yrs. What can be done?

Let her grow!: First choice is to see your dentist. It sounds like you are describing what we call the "shark tooth look." it is common, normal and needs no treatment. The lower incisors will eventually move forward and displace the baby teeth in front. If this doesn't happen in a reasonable amount of time--speak to your child's dentist about 'helping' mother nature along. ...Read more

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My 7yr old son lost two teeth before christmas and only one has between back. The other has not. He has lost several before and they are fine. Why?

My 7yr old son lost two teeth before christmas and only one has between back. The other has not. He has lost several before and they are fine. Why?

Early Orthodontics: Every child's development is different. It is possible at this point to determine whether there is adequate room in the mouth for all of the permanent teeth. There are some conditions that are much easier to treat if they're caught at an early age, when a child's natural growth process are going full speed ahead. See an orthodontist for evaluation. ...Read more

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My front two bottom teeth are hurting I looked and on one there's a white outline on the other there's a small line it hurts! What can I do? What is it

My front two bottom teeth are hurting I looked and on one there's a white outline on the other there's a small line it hurts! What can I do? What is it

See a dentist: You need to see a dentist for an exam to find out what is going on in your mouth. It is not possible to answer your question without seeing you physically. ...Read more

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I don't grind my teeth at all then what could b the cause of my teeth two front ones turning kinda transparent near the tips?? No medications at all..

I don't grind my teeth at all then what could b the cause of my teeth two front ones turning kinda transparent near the tips?? No medications at all..

Sleep Bruxism: Bruxism (grinding teeth) is not a dangerous problem. However, it can cause permanent damage to the teeth and uncomfortable jaw pain. See dentists who have more experience in evaluating bruxism. ...Read more

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A three months ago, I noticed that my right side is larger than the left one. I do grind my teeth at night and I have been using that side to chew too?

A three months ago, I noticed that my right side is larger than the left one. I do grind my teeth at night and I have been using that side to chew too?

Masseter hypertrophy: Masseteric hypertrophy is a relatively uncommon, condition that can occur unilaterally or bilaterally. Non-surgical modalities of treatment include tranquilizers or muscle relaxants, cognitive behavioral therapy and injection of very small doses of Botox A. See an orofacial pain specialist. ...Read more

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I feel like I'm growing two teeth behind my top front ones, is that possible?

I feel like I'm growing two teeth behind my top front ones, is that possible?

Yes: You may have supernumerary teeth which is diagnosable with a simple X-ray. Easily treatable in most cases I would see your dentist for a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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One of my teeth on the bottom row has started caving inwards and my two bottom teeth have started overlapping! What will happen?

More shifting: This is shifting that is not uncommon. Nothing dramatic will happen, but over time as your teeth shift, it will be more difficult to maintain the health of your gums because you cannot clean the overlapped areas easily. If the shifting is small, invisalign can correct the overlap. ...Read more

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I have one tooth a lil shorter than the other (front two teeth) what is recommended to repair longer and stronger looking without painful procedure?

I have one tooth a lil shorter than the other (front two teeth) what is recommended to repair longer and stronger looking without painful procedure?

Three easy options: You have many options and it all depends on how much longer your tooth is. Just a tiny bit and all that needs to happen is to smooth the longer one down a bit. If the difference is drastic then a veneer or orthodontics may be warranted. If it is moderate then some tooth colored bonding is the answer. None of these options are very painful. Just seek out a caring professional. ...Read more

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One of my front back teeth (two over from my canine) I think is decaying. What do I do?

No self - care is: Going to take care of this problem. Call your dentist. He or she has the expertise to accurately diagnose the problem and treat it. If not treated the decay can worsen or infection may occur. ...Read more

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Should I have my two front teeth taken out and have false one put in they are really hollow?

Should I have my two front teeth taken out and have false one put in they are really hollow?

Get a work-up: Your question is too complicated to answer without a diagnostic work-up. Make an appointment with your dentist to have the teeth evaluated and to receive options for treatment. ...Read more

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Do you think I should have my two front teeth taken out and have false one put in they are really hollow?

Do you think I should have my two front teeth taken out and have false one put in they are really hollow?

Can't diagnose: Your condition can't be diagnosed over the internet and a treatment plan cannot be made without visualizing the teeth and with radiographs. Call a local dentist for a consult. ...Read more

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I had two root canals on thursday and one of the teeth is very sensitive to the touch. Is there something to be worriedabout?

No: If endodontics is performed properly, at the very end of the root inflammation results.
This is called apical pericemtitis. It can vary greatly in degree depending on the disease state of the pulp and the difficultly degree of the root canal. Pressure sensitivity can range from none to severe. It can last from a few days to months, depending.
Anti- inflammatories, as advil, alleve, or tylenol (acetaminophen) wor. ...Read more

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Whem dr. Finds small cavity on x-ray, is it necessary to fix right away? Or do I still have two, three months to fix cavity on teeth?

Whem dr. Finds small cavity on x-ray, is it necessary to fix right away? Or do I still have two, three months to fix cavity on teeth?

Fix it: I would say why delaying fixing a cavity. When a dentist sees a cavity in the x rays for sure it should be fixed before it gets beyond fixation and turns into more complicated situation. I.E root canal treatment. .. ...Read more

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I have a supernumerary tooth behind my two front teeth. It created a space between them and pushed one forward. Can I have it extracted?

I have a supernumerary tooth behind my two front teeth. It created a space between them and pushed one forward. Can I have it extracted?

Yes: Yes, it sounds like it is interfering with alignment of your central incisors. You'll likely get the best result by seeing an oral surgeon for the extraction. He may want to do a cone beam CT to evaluate the area. Often there are 2 or more supernumerary teeth impacted same area. ...Read more