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Crowded Teeth (Definition)
Crowded teeth may be seen if a child is born with a jaw that is abnormally small, giving the teeth less room to space out normally.
I've had daily headaches, sometimes migraines for 2 weeks now. Mri, CT scan. Spinal tap are normal. Is this caused by crowded teeth or tooth pressure?
Occlusal examination: Headaches/malocclusion (bad bite)/bruxism (clenching/grinding) are often simultaneous complaints, but may be separate but coincident problems. Please see an orthodontist to have your occlusion evaluated. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How are children with cavities treated? Our four year old has some very crowded teeth, and has developed a cavity. He has an appointment coming up to have it filled, but i'd like to have some idea of what the process is. Are children that young put all th
It is very common: Although we hate to have young ones have cavities, if they develop them early it is even more important to have them restored. Your family dentist can evaluate how your child is going to do with the procedures, and may suggest a specialist, a pediatric dentist or pedodontist , see your little one. They are amazing in their ability to restore little mouths ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Basically 3 options.: Sometimes minor crowding can be resolved by expansion, or by enlarging the arch of your teeth. Another option for minor crowding is reducing the size of your teeth by shaving a tiny bit between your teeth. The third option is to remove some teeth when severe crowding is present. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Get Ortho consult: The dental specialist that deals with tooth and jaw misalignment problems is the orthodontist, and there are many ways to uncrowd. Ask you dentist to refer you for a consultation with an orthodontic specialist. Working together, the orthodontist can create the best possible platform on which your dentist can do any required tooth reshaping. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Dentist or hygienist: Only a dental professional can get the tarter off. It is pretty much impossible for a patient to scrape it off. After you get them cleaned, you definitely can keep it off with proper care, such as using a power toothbrush and flossing. Straightening the teeth will also make them easier to clean. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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