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Can a lisp be a dental problem instead of a tongue placement problem?

Can a lisp be a dental problem instead of a tongue placement problem?

Of course: The lisping may be caused by number of dental issues like gaps between the teeth, malocclusion and overbites. The good news is these types of dental issues can be solved by standard orthodontic treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Methven
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Tooth Abnormalities (Definition)

Exactly what your question asks. Any aberration in size, shape, position, color, health, function, support of a tooth is considered abnormal. To recognize "abnormal" dental students spend a year learning "normal." Once you know normal, variation from the norm becomes quite apparent. If you think you have an abnormal tooth or teeth, ask your Dentist to evaluate. ...Read more


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I have teeth marks on my tongue. Is that major problem? In case of this, I have dental problem, my down teeths are dislined, and my teeth arch is narr

I have teeth marks on my tongue. Is that major problem? In case of this, I have dental problem, my down teeths are dislined, and my teeth arch is narr

Lateral crenations: Lateral crenations are indentations on the sides of your tongue and may indicate teeth malpositions, and is entirely benign. You indicate crooked lower teeth and a narrow dental arch. These are all resolvable problems. See an Orthodontic Specialist for an Initial Examination (usually free) for an opinion as to what's wrong and how it can be treated. You'll be glad you did. ...Read more

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Dental problem- back upper molars have shifted down to bottom, what to do?

Dental problem- back upper molars have shifted down to bottom, what to do?

Shifting molars: When upper molars have shifted down, it is usually because the lower opposing molars are missing or were extracted. This movement downward is called super eruption. There can be several solutions. If the opposing teeth are missing, then the shifted molars have no function and could be extracted. If you wish to keep the teeth because there are opposing teeth that have shifted, orthodontics (braces). ...Read more

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My left cheekbone is flat unlike my right. Im 19. Is it some kind of syndrome or maybe a dental problem.Itsnoticable and itmakes my face appear longer?

My left cheekbone is flat unlike my right. Im 19. Is it some kind of syndrome or maybe a dental problem.Itsnoticable and itmakes my face appear longer?

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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Dental problem-no help from insurance. Advice please!?

Dental problem-no help from insurance. Advice please!?

Call around...: Call around different dental offices. Some will at least diagnose the problem for free. And some offices will help you with providing alternatives that are affordable. In this economic environment, i'm sure someone will be able to provide some kind of affordable treatment. ...Read more

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Can a pacifier really cause dental problem?

Yes: It can cause flaring of the baby's teeth and an open bite. ...Read more

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Any over-the-counter help for someone with dental problem?

Any over-the-counter help for someone with dental problem?

Depends : If is is pain, then going to the dentist and treating the cause is the only long term solution. If it is your being prone to dental problems, then brush 2x per day for 2 minutes each time, floss 1x per day, and use a tongue scraper 1x per day. ...Read more

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What can I do about my dental problem which occurred on a trip?

What can I do about my dental problem which occurred on a trip?

Find a local dentist: But if you are not experiencing any dental pain, you may opt to wait until you go back to your dentist back home. If you are not sure, find a local dentist, get a diagnosis, then see if you need to proceed with treatment right away or not. ...Read more

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Is it worth a trip to the doctor for dental problem?

Is it worth a trip to the doctor for dental problem?

Terminology: If you mean a trip to a dds or a dmd for resolution of dental problems, absolutely. If you mean a trip to a md or a do for resolution of dental problems, wrong doctor. Take advantage of a dentist's many years of training and experience to treat your dental problems, you'll be glad you did. Don't wait, call now. ...Read more

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