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Cavity In Canine Tooth
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.See 2 more doctor answers
CONTOUR: A dentist can contour the tooth so that it appears normal to other teeth. No pain but big gain.
Not much: An impacted canine is a tooth that does not erupt into the mouth. It is up in the bone. In most situations, you won't know you have one unless you have an x-ray taken. In most situations, the baby canine does not fall out. The only way to get the impacted tooth in is to see an orthodontist for orthodontic treatment and an oral surgeon for exposure of the tooth.
Impacted canine: If it is impacted, probably never (at least without the help of an oral surgeon and orthodontist. There are techniques to bring an impacted canine tooth into place. If you are truly 32 years old as your info suggests, I will change that "probably never" to "nope! " in any case you can discuss treatment options if you are concerned about the aesthetics (or health of your adjacent teeth).See 2 more doctor answers
A flap will be made in the palate to remove tissue for my canine tooth. Vertical cuts will be 5mm and one horizontal 1 cm. Cut. Is this a large area?
Flap: If this is a free gingival flap for periodontal reasons the size is normal.See 3 more doctor answers
Phone call: The canine teeth are some of the longest in your mouth. A dentist has the experience and instruments to do it correctly. If you try it and fail (which you most likely will), you will be in worse shape than you started and you will still need to see a dentist. Make the call for an appointment.See 1 more doctor answer
Depends: The decision on what to do with or for an impacted or unerupted canine depends on the position and development of the tooth, age of the patient, and what you want to achieve esthetically. An orthodontic evaluation would be recommended to discuss treatment options available.See 2 more doctor answers
Cuspid: The canine tooth is normally called the cuspid tooth. Starting with the front two teeth, it is the third one back. The name, canine, comes from the prominent fang tooth in a dog's mouth.See 4 more doctor answers
Orthodontist: Consult with an orthodontist and a restorative dentist. At your age, if those canines are impacted, it may be difficult to move them into position orthodontically. It doesn't hurt to find out what would work best for your situation.See 1 more doctor answer
See an Orthodontist: Start by seeing an orthodontist for a consult. At least ask your own general dentist.
Leave it alone: It is best to let a child lose his or her teeth naturally. Yanking a tooth out too early can cause problems such as bleeding, pain, and infection. Let the child wiggle the tooth around as he/she sees fit and it will fall out eventually. If the tooth is extremely loose, you may use a clean, damp piece of gauze and tug firmly. If it doesn't come out, leave it.See 1 more doctor answer
See dentist: Sometimes trauma can be worse than it appears. How old is he. If he's a child and it's his baby tooth he'll lose the tooth around 11 years of age. If he's a you c adult is recommend seeing a dentist so it can be determined if there has been damage to the tooth (ie cracks, nerve damage etc) which can then be properly addressed.See 3 more doctor answers
What to do if I have a small canine tooth and I'm not sure if it is an adult tooth, I really don't like my smile and I'm not sure what to do?
Is it sharp?: A sharp canine sometimes induces the tongue to go to the area to "pad" the sharp edge. Ask your dentist to reshape or smooth out the canine if this is the case. Do we have tongue biting during function (eating or chewing or swallowing)? Is your canine erupted in the wrong position (ectopic eruption)? Minor tooth movement with aligner sometimes can help to change the position.See 1 more doctor answer
Possibly: Impacted canines can sometimes be guided into place with orthodontic manipulation. See a dentist for an evaluation.See 3 more doctor answers
Possibly: But at 43 years old, that canine should have erupted some 30+ years ago. Your best bet is to consult with a local dentist or orthodontist. With radiographs, they will be better able to determine the best course of treatment.See 1 more doctor answer