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After root canal on canine tooth #11, iam curious to know what are the symptoms/how it feels if the drill touches or drills into the sinus cavity floor?

After root canal on canine tooth #11, iam curious to know what are the symptoms/how it feels if the drill touches or drills into the sinus cavity floor?

Not going to happen: The root of tooth #11 lies under the floor of the nose and not in the sinus cavity. You should be numb with local anesthetic so you will feel pressure , but should not feel pain. I have never seen or heard of drilling into the sinus thru the six front teeth under the nose. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get your canines enlarged?

Is it possible to get your canines enlarged?

Yes, but..........: Assuming there is sufficient amount of space available, tooth contours can be altered with composite bonding, veneers or crowns. However, there is more involved than merely increasing the size of teeth. Other factors such as the occlusion (bite), periodontal health and supporting bone, and habits such as bruxism need to be factored in and may preclude such enlargement. Discuss with your dentist. ...Read more

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How much time will it take my canines to fully grow in?

How much time will it take my canines to fully grow in?

Hard to say...: It would be great if we had a radiograph to examine... your canines may be impacted or malpositioned in such a way that they will never erupt. It's best to see a local dentist who can examine you. ...Read more

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How long does it take for your adult canines to grow in?

How long does it take for your adult canines to grow in?

Ages 9 to 12.: The adult canines emerge typically between the ages of 9 and 12 years old. It can be a little before or after this age range and still be fine. ...Read more

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Horizontally impacted secondary canine, what to do?

Horizontally impacted secondary canine, what to do?

Consultation: Consult with an orthodontist/oral surgeon team. The best course of treatment for YOU can only be determined after an examination of your entire mouth, together with radiographs. There is no one answer that will apply to everyone. ...Read more

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What to do about horizontally impacted secondary canine?

What to do about horizontally impacted secondary canine?

See Orthodontist: This is a common but vexing orthodontic problem. An orthodontic specialist will be able to give you the prognosis for making room for the tooth and then bringing it into the arch. Usually the crown of the tooth has to be partially exposed and an attachment (brace) placed on the tooth so that it can be drawn down into functional occlusion. ...Read more

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What will i feel like after having impacted canine surgery exposure?

What will i feel like after having impacted canine surgery exposure?

Sore\swollen: As with any surgery, you will most likely experience soreness, swelling, some pain\discomfort and some temporary bleeding. The surgeon who is most familiar with your medical and dental history and the specifics of you case would be the best one to discuss all issues with you, including what to expect. It's always best to ask the treating provider. ...Read more

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How common is it for a child to have their canines congenitally missing?

How common is it for a child to have their canines congenitally missing?

Uncommon: True agenesis of canines is not common. Whatever happens more regularly is the impaction of canines either delaying or preventing their eruption into the mouth. It is also more common for people to have congenitally missing lateral incisors. A visit to the dentist will determine if the canines are truly missing. They can confirm it with an xray. Good luck. ...Read more

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How high should the gum be for canines, what's the difference between normal and recession?

Dental evaluation: the dentist has calibrated instruments to measure gingival depth and thickness. ...Read more