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Are your cheeks supposed to swell up when you get a tooth implant?

Are your cheeks supposed to swell up when you get a tooth implant?

Implant: Sometimes swelling is very normal. It depends on where the implant is placed. You should call your doctor and schedule an appointment for them to take a look to check that the tooth is healing properly and has no infection. Often times after an implant is placed an antibiotic is given to prevent infection. ...Read more

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Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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What is it when you get a bump on the roof of your mouth close to your 2 front teeth when you have braces?

What is it when you get a bump on the roof of your mouth close to your 2 front teeth when you have braces?

Hygiene: If tissues not cleaned well when teeth brought together, tissue can become inflamed. Have your orthodontist check this. ...Read more

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Are braces supposed to always make your teeth feel sore the whole time?

Are braces supposed to always make your teeth feel sore the whole time?

No: It takes a few days for your gum tissue to get used to your braces, but after then first few days you should no longer feel sore. ...Read more

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Is it true that when you get braces and you have a long face your jaws widen up so your face looks normal?

Is it true that when you get braces and you have a long face your jaws widen up so your face looks normal?

Braces: Your face does not change. The braces adjust the position of teeth so you can have better occlusion (close bite). Your jaw may change if an oral surgeon does jaw surgery (if you have retrognathia- jaw is back or - if you have prognathia: jaw is foward). Again the goal is good teeth occlusion. Braces does not change your face. ...Read more

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If you have a missing tooth after being knocked out? Are you able to reinsert your tooth back into the spot?

Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
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If you have a missing tooth after being knocked out? Are you able to reinsert your tooth back into the spot?

Tooth reimplantation: is when a tooth is put back in place that has been knocked out. However, following avulsion and replantation, teeth are at high risk for infection and infection related resorption. ...Read more

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Does getting your teeth cleaned by the dentist bad for you as it starts to wear down your teeth after a few years ?

Does getting your teeth cleaned by the dentist bad for you as it starts to wear down your teeth after a few years ?

No: The benefits of getting your teeth cleaned by the dentist outweigh any negative effects, including short-term discomfort. The accumulation of plaque and calculus happens even to dentists if they don't get their teeth cleaned by another person. ...Read more

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What to do about implants with dentures can your gums swell up fr going from one state to the next?

What to do about implants with dentures can your gums swell up fr going from one state to the next?

I guess they can...: but not because you went from one state to another. See a local dentist in your new state to determine the cause of your swollen gums. ...Read more

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If your crown has darkend a little what can you do to get them back to the natural color they were when you got them... .

If your crown has darkend a little what can you do to get them back to the natural color they were when you got them... .

It : It depends somewhat on the material that the crown is made of, but if it's not surface stain that can be polished off the usual remedy is to remake the crowns with an improved color. If the surface has been stained by food, coffee or smoking it is possible that polishing the stain off may improve the color. ...Read more

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I wanted to know when you floss your teeth, are you suppose to see something on the floss after?

I wanted to know when you floss your teeth, are you suppose to see something on the floss after?

Possibly: When you "pop" the floss between the tight contacts of your teeth you have to know that when you pop it out of the tight contact, that contact will act like a strainer and your floss will come out, but the food particles may remain trapped between the teeth. Consider popping the floss in, working it up and down as usual, but pull it out the side, not through the contact, you will see food debris. ...Read more

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When you get your braces off is it normal for your teeth to ache?

When you get your braces off is it normal for your teeth to ache?

Yes. : Yes. Due to sensitivity from removing the actual bracket or sensitivity from the periodontal ligament. ...Read more

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What do they put in the holes of your mouth if you get your teeth pulled before braces?

What do they put in the holes of your mouth if you get your teeth pulled before braces?

Nothing: That's the beauty of nature and the human body. The socket fills with a clot and that eventually turns in to bone. Nothing else is needed! ...Read more

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Is it possible to tell if you will have decalcification when your braces are removed? Nervous about getting them off tomorrow.

Is it possible to tell if you will have decalcification when your braces are removed? Nervous about getting them off tomorrow.

Yes: Decalcification areas occur around the brackets from not cleaning the plaque off your teeth during your braces. If you see no white areas you will be fine. ...Read more

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I will be getting an implant on the tooth right next to my big tooth I'm looking to get braces in the future when I move. Is that possible ?

I will be getting an implant on the tooth right next to my big tooth I'm looking to get braces in the future when I move. Is that possible ?

Backwards: Implant cannot be moved. The missing tooth space lines up with your malocclusion, but not necessarily with corrected tooth positions. Should have Orthodontics done BEFORE implant/crown. Make sure you see a fully qualified Orthodontic Specialist about your malocclusion. Orthodontist will coordinate treatment with your Restorative Dentist. DO NOT DO IMPLANT FIRST. ...Read more

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Does every dentist have to give you an IV when you get your wisdom teeth pulled out?

Does every dentist have to give you an IV when you get your wisdom teeth pulled out?

Depends: This depends on several factors. How difficult will the extractions be. Does the patient have a high anxiety level. It all depends on the comfort level of the patient. I have taken out wisdom teeth that were very difficult on some patients and they were fine with just local anesthetic. Other patients need very heavy sedation. Find a dentist or oral surgeon that is willing to discuss this with you. ...Read more

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When you get your braces off. Will your smile and teeth look bigger?

When you get your braces off. Will your smile and teeth look bigger?

Yes: They will for a short time appear bigger, as you no longer have the braces or orthodontic appliances on. In time, they will appear normal. What is important is that they will for a lifetime look better. ...Read more

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Will a new crown look exactly like my old tooth? I will be getting a crown for the first time on a left rear molar, and was just wanting to know if they try and make the crown as close to the shape of the old tooth as possible. .

Will a new crown look exactly like my old tooth? I will be getting a crown for the first time on a left rear molar, and was just wanting to know if they try and make the crown as close to the shape of the old tooth as possible.


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Depends: Whether the shape of the natural tooth, or its position, is best duplicated, or to be improved upon, for long term function... Also, prosthetic materials don't always look exactly like natural tooth structure, so it may look different but be completely fine in terms of what you need. ...Read more

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If you have one cavity can you get a filling at when the dentist do the filling can they give you braces that same day ?

If you have one cavity can you get a filling at when the dentist do the filling can they give you braces that same day
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Technically yes..: .. but practically speaking, probably not. Your orthodontist does not restore teeth, and if your general dentist is placing the appliances, it would most likely be done after all of your restorative treatment has been completed. You should ask the dentist that is treating you. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if a (painful, molar) cavity goes down into the gum, will they have to pull it?

Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
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Can you tell me if a (painful, molar) cavity goes down into the gum, will they have to pull it?

Any cavity: if left untreated, the disease can lead to pain, tooth loss and infection. See your dentist for examination, x-rays and treatment. Take care. ...Read more

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Missing my front teeth and the dentist wants to put in some bone to fill it in before implants. Will I have an open space when I smile for 3 months?

Missing my front teeth and the dentist wants to put in some bone to fill it in before implants. Will I have an open space when I smile for 3 months?

Never : Today, in most cases with modern technology you always have a temporary replacement after the surgery. .During the waiting period, temporary bridges or partial dentures are used to replace any missing teeth. You never have to walk around with a missing tooth showing. Usually a permanent crown can be placed in three months or less. Good choice! ...Read more

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Implant (Definition)

An implant is a medical device manufactured to replace a missing biological structure, support a damaged biological structure, or enhance an existing biological structure. Medical implants are man-made devices, in contrast to a transplant, which is ...Read more