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Teeth whitening is a treatment of the tooth to reduce pigments so enhancing their appearance and reducing discoloration. Usually the outer enamel is lightened using an oxygen releasing carbamide product for extrinsic bleaching, but when access to the pulp chamber is possible, intrinsic bleach with a stronger reagent that can significantly reduce the color. Dr neil mcleod dds ...Read more
Impacted wisdom teeth & 2 extra teeth. Do I have to extract all? With misaligned teeth #’s 8, 9, 26, 25, 24, 23, can I get braces w/o extracting?
Consult needed: These types of questions cannot be answered with a blanket yes or no answer. We need a one on one clinical exam, a full set of x-rays, often study models & a careful evaluation of your particular situation. Even then, it usually requires a thorough & comprehensive discussion to explain it all to you. I strongly recommend you consult the best Oral Surgeon & Orthodontist for a joint consultation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When i open my mouth i hear cracking sound my ENT dr tell me that I have misaligned teeth after the physical examination should this require treatment?
What is it? I have jaw pain, clicking or popping sound from jaw, misaligned teeth (overbite, underbite, or crossbite) and difficulty talking. The foll
A bite-and-boil mouthguard misaligned my teeth after wearing it for 2 weeks, I cannot bite properly. Will my bite return to normal after I stop using it? My dentist offered to make a custom fit one, should I wait for my bite to normalize first?
During last few months when i wake up, my bite is aligned ok, but throughout day it becomes misaligned with certain teeth touching more when biting.
Swelling in disc: Traumatic occlusion or para functional habits could be leading to inflammation of the disc that your jaw rests on .....As the inflammation causes swelling the teeth don't seem to fit together right. Usually 600 to 800 mg ibuprophen three times a day for one month will resolve but what habit is causing this problem ? Injury or repetitive activity. Soft diet would be helpful too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Individual decision: Age nine and ten are too often referred to as the ugly duckling stage of tooth development. All kind of changes going on in the mouth. Evaluation of the tooth sizes to arch lengthen, a skeletal analysis, and the eruption pattern. What looks awful now may not be so bad as it looks. Two stage ortho is common enough. Early treatment can have advantages is some cases, but not routinely. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is my underbite skeletal? When i was young, i have a perfect bite but when my permanent teeth pop out my teeth are misaligned and i had an underbite.
Ask: Ask a qualified Orthodontic Specialist who treats problems like yours all day long every day. The Orthodontist can tell you, to a high level of certainty, whether your malocclusion is dental, skeletal, or both, just by examining you. A skull (cephalometric) x-ray would confirm the observational opinion. Go see an Orthodontic Specialist, initial exam usually free or low cost. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
My bite, for some reason, has become misaligned. Each time I bite now my upper and lower teeth to not close together properly and is causing me pain.
Got my braces off 5 mo. Ago. My top teeth protrude and my teeth still look misaligned. My ortho says they look fine. What should I do?
I am wearing a decompression splint for the last 6 months after the arthroscopy, but my teeth are missaligned&space between upper-bottom. Is normal?
No: Swelling or a misplaced cartilage in your TMJ can cause downward displacement of the back of your lower jaw. This is first seen as your back teeth not meeting normally. Keep in close contact with your treating dentist to see if it a swelling issue or if the cartilage needs to be recaptured to the proper location. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a misaligned jaw (receding jaw, overbite) + crowded teeth.. If my dentist ask for extracting 4 teeth, is he categorized as tradtional orthodon?
No: Requesting tooth extractions does not qualify a dentist as an orthodontic specialist. A 10, 000+ hour post-dental school residency in orthodontics is required. An orthodontist will only do orthodontics, not cleanings, fillings, caps, etc. As an adult, with jaws that are no longer growing, you need the services of an orthodontic specialist. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Can TMJ cause problems with shoulder, elbow & arm pain too? Have misaligned jaw, dropped left, chewed through 2 guards at night & ground down teeth
It is all connected!:
The TM Joint can refer pain down into the neck, shoulder and arm. Our bodies brace when we experience pain. If left untreated, the pain can spread throughout our entire head and neck area and into the shoulder and arm.
Schedule an evaluation as soon as you can to get to the bottom of the problem. ...Read more
Misaligned jaw/crossbite?I had braces before and don't wear my retainer.Do i need braces again to fix?Also my teeth hit when talking and arent lined up
Relapse: If you've had orthodontic treatment and did not wear your retainers as directed, you teeth may have started to shift back to their former position, causing the symptoms that you describe. You will further ortho treatment to correct the relapse. Talk to a local orthodontist regarding your options. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I will have my wisdom tooth extracted later because it makes my tooth misaligned and it is impacted. Should i request to have retainers after?
Get a consult: If you had previous orthodontia, consult with that provider before getting the surgery so you have a guided plan for retention. There may be other indications to get your third molars out, so take those into account but get everyone's input to play it safe. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
After millions of years of evolution mother nature has created a time-table for both the eruption and loss of baby teeth, and the eruption of permanent teeth. If a baby tooth is lost prematurely it can adversely affect arch alignment and the eruptive process of the underlying permanent tooth, increasing the probability that your child may need braces. Please discuss ...Read more