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Can I Glue My Tooth Flipper Back Together
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 more
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 more
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?
Orthodontist: Please see a local orthodontist regarding your options to align that one tooth and then retain it in the new position. Conversely, you have have the wire rebonded and keep the tooth where it is. ...Read 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 more
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 more
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 more
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 more
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 more
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 more
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 more
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 more
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.
I broke less than half of my front tooth. I want to know whetherlumineers can cover the back side of my front tooth to improve its strength.
Veneers: Lumineers are just a brand name no prep veneer. If a tooth is badly broken it will not add strength, you may need a full crown to protect the remaining tooth structure. If it not badly broken, a veneer can be a good option, the type of veneer needs to be determined by your dentist. ...Read more
What to do about a new crown. I had a tooth prepped for a crown 7 weeks ago. The temporary was left on for 4 weeks, due to the crown having to go back for more porcelain build up. I did not experience any pain on the tooth with the temporary. Even when th
I have seen this type of sensitivity, and many times it will subside after a while. Your dentist was correct is stating that the tooth will lay down more dentin internally, moving the irritated nerve further away from the outside of the tooth.
Since the pain is not constant and only when you chew on that side, it can certainly resolve. The alternative it to have root canal therapy on that tooth. Your dentist does not feel you need that treatment right now.
If you can give it some more time, it should feel fine... But remember, this is never a certainty. ...Read more
That depends: Often, back teeth are extracted without significant consequences (wisdom teeth / third molars). First and second molars however, are important chewing teeth and support each other as they function as well as support the size of the bone that they are in. Loss of back teeth could negatively affect the remaining teeth position, stability and function and, can even affect the jaw joint (tmj). ...Read more
No: Unfortunately a broken tooth cannot grow back. However, in many cases a broken tooth is completely repairable, and can be restored to full function. There are a few lucky animals, such as sharks, that can grow new sets of teeth. ...Read more
Broken tooth?: Do you mean broke tooth or loose tooth? Can't decipher you use of the term "busted". Broken teeth will not fix themselves. Loose teeth, if treated by a dentist, have a chance. You know what to do... Call a local dentist. ...Read more
Can but.: Lumineers (simply one marketed brand of porcelain veneers) can be used to cover front or back of teeth, but I have never seen or heard of them used in that manner. If one needed to cover back side, a full porcelain or porcelain\metal crown might be a better choice as the strength of the veneer might be a disadvantage for use in that case. Have a local dentist examine & advise you of best option. ...Read more
Easy: See your dentist, because a loose tooth could be a sign of more serious problems. Also, extracting a tooth on your own could lead to a serious infection. ...Read more
It's possible: The main determining factor is the developmental stage of the apex or the end of the root. If you are older and the tooth is fully formed then most likely the tooth nerve will die but most of the time the tooth will remain in place, it may need a root canal though. Sometimes the tooth will heal however. ...Read more
Biting pain: Pain caused when you bite down on a tooth cN have several causes including broken or cracked tooth or filling, bad bite, infection, and more. But they all have one thing in common. They need to be treated by a dentist. See a dentist and find out what your specific problem in and the best treatment for your problem. ...Read more
Visit a Dentist: Treatment for a broken or chipped tooth will depend on how severely it is damaged. Visit your dentist ASAP. ...Read more
Yes and No: Yes lumineers can work well if 75% of the tooth is present. Lumineers are not designed for the back of teeth though. ...Read more
It can!: They can make full coverage lumeneers if you want to cover the back side of your tooth. ...Read more
I chipped my right side all the way in back tooth and it's starting to hurt really bad. How much would it cost to fix my tooth?
Unknown: Without an exam, it is impossible to tell exactly what treatment that tooth requires. You'll need to be examined by a local dentist to determine your total cost. Make the call.. ...Read more
Should I be concerned if my 5 y/o daughter lost her top central tooth five months back with no sign of the new permanent ones. Normal?
Get it checked:
You should take her to a dentist for a clinical exam and x-rays in order to determine:
1. If that tooth is present under the gums
2. The angle of the missing tooth if present
3. If there is enough room in the mouth for it to properly erupt into place
4. The development of the rest of her erupted and unerupted teeth as well as her occlusion (bite). ...Read more
My 58 yr old sister has a tooth abcess, it can not be treated till she is back to her country in 3 weeks. What to do in the mean time?
Recommend: Antibiotics in the interim and keep the area clean and hope for the best. No guarantees sadly. Hope this helps. ...Read more
I had a crown put on a tooth (left bottom second more back) maybe a year ago. I'm feeling some discomfort when I bite down. Any insight?
You need to be seen:
There are a couple of possible reasons for this discomfort. It could be that the nerve within the tooth has become inflamed or the gum tissue and bone surrounding the tooth is inflamed or infected.
It is important to be evaluated by a knowledgeable dentist or dental specialist (oral surgeon, periodontist or endodontist). ...Read more
I've been suffering for 2 weeks but the pain has gone away. On my back right tooth is some gum still there what do I do to take it out?
Please don't try to: Extract your own tooth or remove your own gum tissue. This is fraught with danger. Would encourage you to seek dental evaluation where appropriate treatment approach can be determined? Is this your wisdom tooth? ...Read more
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