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Can I Glue My Tooth Flipper Back Together
Sometimes I click my teeth together occasionally. I always tap my 2nd top molar and my 2nd bottom molar together. Will this damage my teeth?
Diurnal bruxism: is a day teeth clenching. It is a self-injurious behavior and parafunctional habit. Stress is considered as an initiating, predisposing, and perpetuating factor for bruxism. Damage control is the main goal when treating bruxism. See OFP specialist for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hi! I've taken off my braces, but I'm not happy with how my teeth look. My two front teeth are tilted forward. How can I push them back? a retainer?
Orthodontist: Discuss your concerns with your orthodontist.Get a more detailed answer ›
I've had braces b4,Will removing my wisdom teeth help my teeth straighten back the way it used to be? It's a little crooked I always wear my retainer
Can i wedge something between my wisdom tooth and molar to move the wisdom tooth back?
i need to uncrowd my teeth
Teeth: You must see a dentist!!Get a more detailed answer ›
If my tooth was pushed up into my gum and now I can't bite down am I going to need braces or can the dentist move my tooth back into place?
Tooth impaction: It would be wise to see your dentist immediately. Sometimes the tooth is salvageable, sometimes not. But it takes a careful exam to determine how much damage to the tooth and also to the bone. Without some treatment the area may become infected, and also may compromise the health of the adjacent teeth. An exam is the most important thing right now. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I took off my orthodontic braces and still have some adhesive on my teeth. What is the best way to remove teeth adhesive?
Need a professional: There is no safe way for you to remove orthodontic adhesive by yourself. Only a dentist or orthodontist is qualified and has the correct instruments to safely remove adhesive without damage to the tooth or surrounding soft tissues. Be safe, protect your teeth, seek professional assistance. ...Read moreSee 7 more doctor answers
I lost two of my lower bicuspid teeth on both sides. Can I use braces to fix the gap? I don't think I need tooth extraction because my teeth are not crowded.
Criteria: As a 19 year old, if the rest of your teeth are in correct position, and your occlusion (bite) is normal, it would be best to replace those missing teeth with implant supported crowns and as soon as possible to prevent drifting of your remaining teeth. Otherwise i recommend that you consult with both an orthodontist and restorative dentist to work as a team & decide what treatment is best for you. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
I think my teeth where Nance appliance is hooked on has chipped/ broke because i often hear crack sound whenever i bite my teeth together. Any advice?
I have a crossbite. And my dentist placed something called blue cement on my molar. Why? And I can't chew properly.
Braces?: This is normally only done in conjunction with dental braces or some other sort of orthodontic appliance designed to move your teeth and, in your case, correct your crossbite. By keeping your teeth apart, they can more faster and more predictably. It's tough to chew, but there's no other choice sometimes. Are you in braces? If not, I can't think of any other reason to place "blue cement." ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can jaw clenching create a back of neck pain? Since I got my front two teeth sanded down I got stronger force contact on all teeth. Used to be lighter
Clenching: Clenching can cause facial pain, headaches, and neck pain. There are also many other causes for neck pain. The first thing to do is see your dentist for an evaluation as the change in your bite may be a part of your pain. A nightguard of splint may help you with the pain from clenching ...Read more
I got my braces of 5 days ago and I will be going back in 2 days to get my retainer. My front tooth is already shifting forward. will my retainer fix?
See orthodontist: Within a week, the orthodontist has it under control. They may possibly want to put in a permanent retainer to avoid shifting or movement. What is the status of the third molars were they addressed to avoid any future movement if they were impacted. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have put my braces 4 yrs ago and after i took out my braces my tooth shifted and gaps appeared .. will my tooth be weak if i put braces again?
Paper slips through my teeth. Bite force diminished from before i got tooth bonding to fix chipped tooth.What can I do?
Bonding : Placing bonding on a chipped tooth is meant to rebuild lost tooth structure with resin filling and look like other teeth. If bonding too short, it can be added to lengthen to original bite or replaced. If bonding too high and gets in the way of bite, it can be adjusted to fit the bite. If filling too large or chip too big and tooth weak then you may need a crown. Go back to dentist with concerns. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can I put wax on Hawley retainer on the acrylic part? I got a new retainer which took the shape of my moved teeth. Can I 'modify' it with wax?
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 broke my porcelain crown on front tooth. I want to know that when i will again place a new crown, my tooth structure will again be remove?
Yes and no: Yes, if removal of crown reveals recurrent decay which will be needs to removed prior to replacing yourcrown. If no recurrent decay is evident, then you can repair the crown with composite bonding, or replace with new crown being careful to avoid damaging the underlying prepped structure. In either situation. Tooth structure should not have to be removed, unless tooth prep is incorrect. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Floss threaders: You can purchase floss threaders at the grocery store. Your orthodontist should show you how to use them, but it is very easy. Another great product is super floss. This has a stiff end to pass it under the retainer wire and also a portion that is fuzzy which when passed up and down and back and forth, will remove lots of debris and plaque. Hope this helps. ...Read more
When I got braces, ortho put glue on bottom molars to prevent teeth from touching(occlusal bonding).Will this cause excess eruption of my front teeth?
No: Bite turbos are for temporary dos articulation, preventing you from knocking your new brackets off as your teeth begin to level and align. Extrusion of front teeth prevented by bracket placement and wire activity. Your Orthodontic Specialist would be glad to answer questions like this for you. ...Read more
My front tooth on my upper dentures came out.Can't get in to a dentist, can I use den tek to repair it?
Denture repair kit: Go to the drugstore or pharmacy, or department store and in the dental isle, they should have a material that can be used as a temporary acrylic for temporary caps that come off. You may use this material until you can see your dentitst. Hope this helps ! keep smiling ! ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Probably not: If your tooth is broken, it needs to be restored, not patched back together with the broken piece. Unless of course you are referring to a chipped front tooth with no cavities... In many instances, the chipped piece can be bonded back on and the results are superb. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
More info needed...: Not sure of your question... if you are asking why an extracted tooth cannot be glued into your bony socket, it's because it will not stay in place. Your body will treat it as a foreign object and will try to reject it. ...Read more
Not advisable: Super glue or crazy glue, is not meant for intraoral use. Firstly, it would never seal the edges of the crown correctly, and secondly, you might need a new crown due to decay. In both instances you run the risk of more expensive treatment or loss of the tooth. Are you trying to save the fee of having a dentist examine the tooth and cement it correctly? Not a good idea.. Will cost more in the end. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Bonded retainer glue& wire on front tooth moved up, so tooth is slightly pushed out now. Will bringing glue &wire back down stop from moving any more?
Will my gums heal back together after cutting and separating them while flossing? I was recently flossing in-between my lower front teeth and cut my gum between the teeth. The cut is diagonal, and has created a triangular section of tissue to be separated
I had root canal treatment 1 month back. Pain subsided in a few days. But whenever I press my teeth together, the crowned teeth hurts a little. Help!
Hi since july I've had a fullness in my ears and they often click esp when I clench my teeth together. My Dr gave me nasonex which helped then it came back so now I'm on beconase for 3 months. This seems to have got rid of the fullness but the clicking st
TMJ or Ear: Your clicking can either be your eustachian tube or TMJ disk. If it bothers you, ask your ENT doc and/or dentist. ...Read more
Resubmit: I will have 3 tooth extractions (furthest back ones) of my upper back jaw. Can I fill part of the empty space for esthetics without flipper?
Fixed vs Removable: Prosthetics can either be fixed or removable in nature... not much other choice. The "flipper" is your removable choice. If your dentist/periodontist team wishes to use any implants that are placed as abutments for a temporary bridge while they heal, then that is your fixed solution. The pros and cons should be discussed with your team. You can always leave the space empty for the short run. ...Read more
I doubt it: If you feel something sharp or hard in a lower adult tooth extraction site, its more likely to be piece of bone or tooth segment. If you see a tooth, it also could be a supernumerary tooth (extra tooth) an x-ray of the site will tell you for certain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: We are genetically predisposed to have two sets so teeth. The primary teeth (baby), and the secondary teeth (adult). By 14 or 15 years old, virtually all young adults will have lost all of their baby teeth and will have their adult teeth in place or erupting. Unless this 17 year old still has baby teeth, they will not grow another tooth. A local dentist can examine this person and advise. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Better experience: The term "hot tooth" is used by dentists to describe a tooth that is so painful to all stimuli that we can't even touch it. Anesthetics may take longer to numb a hot tooth if at all as they are more difficult to fully anesthetized. Since you made it through part 1 of the procedure which is usually to get the pulp out of the tooth then part two should be a walk in the park. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on glue : See your dentist. Depends on glue and the something. If it was superglue, it will eventually come off as the glue dissolves in the mouth -- may take days / weeks. If you can grab the something with your fingers or needlenose pliers, you might be able to twist it off. If it is soft enough, you might use an emery board to sand/file it off. If all else fails --see your dentist. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fallen tooth ?: Re-root ? These are terms I am unfamiliar with. If you are asking if a tooth that is healthy that has been accidentally knocked out can be re-implanted and have it adhere to your bone, the answer is yes in most instances if it is done quickly. If you are asking if a periodontally diseased tooth can be re-implanted successfully, the answer is absolutely no. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Orthodontically: There are many movements that orthodontists can accomplish using the right combination of brackets, wires, springs, and rubber bands to move teeth in all sorts of directions. If you are asking if that tooth will move itself apically, on its own, without help, the answer is no. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am getting tooth#2 pulled tomorrow it is still a good tooth. Can I go back to work the next day?
Good?: If your tooth is "good" meaning not decayed visibly, is it being extracted because of gum or periodontal problems? If so, you should be fine working the next day. If your tooth requires more invasive surgery to extract, ask your treating dentist what they recommend. Every situation is unique! Good luck.. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What to do if i had a fight and my front right tooth (upper) was pushed back now will it heal as is?
Trauma to tooth: It's important to see a dentist as soon as possible for an x-ray to rule out fracture to tooth and root. Depending upon many factors, too numerous to list here, the tooth may need to be re-positioned and/or temporarily splinted. Regardless the tooth needs to be monitored over the next six months for possible nerve damage. Even if no pain, see a dentist for consult. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What to do if I had my tooth knocked back and sideways slightly, but popped it back in place. am I ok?
See a dentist: You need to make sure the tooth was not fractured. Regardless, the displacement may cause the nerve to die necessitating eventual root canal treatment. If the tooth is stable, no treatment is needed right now. If the tooth is loose, it may need to be splinted so it does not move. See your dentist to have it examined. ...Read more
I have some small white dots in left lower gum near back tooths. It hurts a bit if touch also it feels inflamated.
Vague: Is it the tooth, the gum tissue or both that hurt to touch? Also, is the tooth temperature sensitive or to biting down. It could be a gum infection, but hard to tell. I would see a dentist asap to make sure there is no infection or that nothing is lodged in the gum between the tooth and gingival tissue. ...Read more
I have pain in bottom right tooth in back, what would cause that? It hurts more when doing nothing but also when I chew.
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