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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you have a missing tooth after being knocked out? Are you able to reinsert your tooth back into the spot?
Does getting your teeth cleaned by the dentist bad for you as it starts to wear down your teeth after a few years ?
What to do about implants with dentures can your gums swell up fr going from one state to the next?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible to tell if you will have decalcification when your braces are removed? Nervous about getting them off tomorrow.
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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.
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 moreSee 5 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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