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Can Not Wear Dentures Gums Swollen
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 7 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
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?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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