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Could gums shrink faster wearing dentures or going toothless?

Could gums shrink faster wearing dentures or going toothless?

Shrinking gums: Generally without teeth to help maintain the surround bone, it shrinks or resorbs over time. Ill fitting dentures especially accelerate bone resorbtion. If you wear dentures, make sure they are well fitted ; have them examined every 6 months ; relined as necessary. If you are missing teeth, consider replacing them with dental implants. Think of long term ; not sure term consequences. Get consult! ...Read more

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Gums (Definition)

Gum are the pink soft tissue that forms a collar around our teeth, that collar acts as a gasket of sorts that protects the tooth roots and the bone that ...Read more


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How do you floss swollen gums with braces?

How do you  floss swollen gums with braces?

Floss threaders: Floss threaders can facilitate your flossing by making it easier to get the floss under your orthodontic wires. If you have swollen gums, then you need specific instructions from your orthodontist on home care with your tooth brush and floss. More frequent visits with your family dentist for cleanings and check-ups during braces are also recommended. ...Read more

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Is it ok to use dental mouth guard if I have 2 missing teeth and unfilled cavities teeth?

Is it ok to use dental mouth guard if I have 2 missing teeth and unfilled cavities teeth?

Not recommended: If cavities are not properly treated by a dentist before mouth guard is fabricated, they continue to enlarge. Ultimately, an untreated cavity can lead to tooth loss, then the ill-fitting mouth guard can cause soreness and irritation to both remaining teeth and gums. ...Read more

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Cheeks are swollen due to wisdom teeth removal. For how much longer will they be swollen for?

Cheeks are swollen due to wisdom teeth removal. For how much longer will they be swollen for?

Depends.: Normally, within a week the swelling should be significantly reduced. Try to keep the are clean. Use the curve syringe to flush out the food after eating. Steroid only effective 1/2 hour within the surgery appointment. Take your antibiotic faithfully and Ibuprofen for antiswelling measure. ...Read more

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How much does laser teeth whitening damage your teeth and gums? I'd like to get my teeth whitened, and have read that laser teeth whitening can cause your teeth to be tender. Does it do any permanent damage? .

How much does laser teeth whitening damage your teeth and gums? I'd like to get my teeth whitened, and have read that laser teeth whitening can cause your teeth to be tender. Does it do any permanent damage?


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Not much: There are some changes that can be found at a microscopic level but nothing serious. If properly done laser whitening won't harm your gums. The sensitivity that you will get from your teeth will go away in a day or two. ...Read more

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Can crooked teeth cause one's lips to not be symmetrical?

Can crooked teeth cause one's lips to not be symmetrical?

Absolutely: Our facial features are determined by the development of the bones, teeth, lips, tongue, and all structures of the head and neck. Any deformities or malposition of these structures can affect the shape of the surrounding structures. Visit your dentist for a referral to an orthodontist ...Read more

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Can wearing a night/ mouth guard to prevent teeth grinding hurt?

Can wearing a night/ mouth guard to prevent teeth grinding hurt?

Possibly: Night guards and mouth guards are different non-interchangeable appliances requiring custom fabrication and proper adjustment to prevent untoward damage. Please seek care from your Dentist. This isn't a DIY project. ...Read more

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Is it okay to use a dental mouth guard if I have 2 missing teeth and unfilled cavities teeth?

Is it okay to use a dental mouth guard if I have 2 missing teeth and unfilled cavities teeth?

Yes: Yes it is fine, but i hope it is a custom fit guard made by your dentist. Further, you should address those unfilled cavities. Also, be certain that your teeth are cleaned before wearing your dental guard to keep the bacteria levels down in your mouth. ...Read more

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What can cause teeth pain, loose tooth, and swollen gums?

What can cause teeth pain, loose tooth, and swollen gums?

Toothache: Four reasons: 1. Tooth decay. 2. Gum disease. 3. Trauma. 4. Teeth grinding. Regardless, schedule an appointment to see your dentist, because the tooth pain will not go away without treatment. ...Read more

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Swollen front gum. Dentist said to floss to cure. When I use flosser, it bleeds. How do I floss without "over flossing" and irritating it more?

Swollen front gum. Dentist said to floss to cure. When I use flosser, it bleeds. How do I floss without "over flossing" and irritating it more?

Simple snap of floss: Don't be aggressive, use a "glide" floss & then simply snap the floss through the contact (in & out). Keep at it & things WILL get better:) ...Read more

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Painful gums where wisdom teeth used to be/ why?

Painful gums where wisdom teeth used to be/ why?

Infection or....: If you are an older patient you may have residual periodontal defects that need treatment. Impacted teeth can impinge on the nerve causing a neurotaxis, delayed healing or altered sensation. Sharp bone under the gum keeps it sore. Make sure no tooth is left behind or cavity around it.Worst case is neuroma formation but highly unlikely. It can take months for normal feeling to return. See the oms. ...Read more

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If I were to be missing teeth 13,14,15 (as last arch tooth) can I cosmetically wear a denture held only by denture paste til implant(s) get installed?

If I were to be missing teeth 13,14,15 (as last arch tooth) can I cosmetically wear a denture held only by denture paste til implant(s) get installed?

To a point: As long as it covers your palate and locks in behind your remaining dentition, you may be able to get by. Without claps, the denture will move. It is contraindicated to wear a denture over the implants while they are healing (at least the initial phase). ...Read more

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Dental implants will be done for 2 side-by-side missing teeth. Can the adjacent teeth shift out of place since cannot wear removable denture anymore?

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Dental implants will be done for 2 side-by-side missing teeth. Can the adjacent teeth shift out of place since cannot wear removable denture anymore?

Unlikely: After the implants have placed and integrated with the surrounding bone, the adjacent teeth shift cannot shift. You can probably have an orthodontic retainer made to wear; this prevent the opposing teeth from shifting. ...Read more

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Can HIV cause gums to change. Teeth to feel like they shifted? A lot Plaque. Bad breath

Can HIV cause gums to change. Teeth to feel like they shifted? A lot Plaque. Bad breath

Advanced gingivitis: Patients with HIV have gum disease that gets worse very quickly. Puss coming from gums can be a sign that you already have, advanced gum disease. The bacteria and other particles, constantly form a sticky, colorless toxic “plaque” on teeth causing the gums to become inflamed and to easily bleed and teeth to become loose. This is a serious problem, which should be checked by a dentist. ...Read more

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Can i wear retainers to straighten my teeth?

Can i wear retainers to straighten my teeth?

No : Well designed retainers are designed to retain teeth in their current position. It takes specific orthodontic appliances (invisalign) or brackets, wires and bands to orthodontically move (straighten) your teeth. See a dentist or orthodontist for a thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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Can you chew gum while wearing braces?

Not a good idea: Gum chewing can cause breakage of your braces, resulting in longer treatment time, more appointments to fix broken braces and may compromise your end result. Remember, every action has a consequence, take some time off of certain foods during your orthodontic treatment and then you can eat what ever you want when you are done. Enjoy your beautiful new smile! ...Read more

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Can impacted wisdom teeth cause discomfort in other teeth/gums.Inflamed not infected.Feels like my bite is off. Clench teeth at night sometimes?

Can impacted wisdom teeth cause discomfort in other teeth/gums.Inflamed not infected.Feels like my bite is off. Clench teeth at night sometimes?

Definitely, yes: Sometimes wisdom teeth are valuable asset when healthy and properly aligned, but more often, they are misaligned, cause discomfort in other teeth, painful and require removal. The removal of wisdom teeth is one of the most common procedures. See a dentist for evaluation, x-rays and treatment if needed. ...Read more

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Can novocaine at dentist cause swollen gums?

Can novocaine at dentist cause swollen gums?

Possibly: Novacaine itself hasnt been used for many years but many people use the term to describe a dental anesthetic;anesthetics can temporarily swell gum tissue at the injection site until it is all metabolized and absorbed. The solution injected has to go somewhere. If you are referring to a generalized puffiness of all gums surrounding all or most teeth - that may be due to periodontal (gum) disease. ...Read more

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Can braces alone fix gaps in my teeth even if my teeth are really tiny?

Can braces alone fix gaps in my teeth even if my teeth are really tiny?

Diagnostic eval'tion: A lot depends upon whether or not all your teeth are smaller than average or just some teeth. We really can't give you an accurate answer without at least seeing you. If you want to know what is or is not possible, you will have to consult with an orthodontist. Even if all spaces are not closed, there are other options that may be able to accomplish this after orthodontic treatment is complete. ...Read more

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