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Dental exposed roots?

Dental exposed roots?

Root exposure: Root exposure typically goes hand in hand with gum recession which exposes the root of the tooth that does not have enamel covering it to protect it. this can be treated by placing a tooth colored filling (composite) to cover the area decreasing sensitivity and protecting the area from decay. ...Read more

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Will elastics move dental roots? I have a convex profile and the wires haven't successfully pushed the roots backwards. They've just moved the crowns.

Will elastics move dental roots? I have a convex profile and the wires haven't successfully pushed the roots backwards. They've just moved the crowns.

Complex Rx: Moving roots through bone is a complex treatment. As an adult your jaw relationships will not change without surgery, but tooth positions can be altered, sometimes camouflaging aberrant skeletal relationships. Talk to your Orthodontic Specialist for more information. ...Read more

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Dental professionals: question about conical teeth roots, what to do?

Dental professionals: question about conical teeth roots, what to do?

Do about what ?: Please rephrase being more specific. You can't change the shape of your roots. ...Read more

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What type of dental treatment protects the margin from decay between tooth roots and crowns? Will it last after dental cleanings are done?

What type of dental treatment protects the margin from decay between  tooth roots and crowns? Will it last after dental cleanings are done?

Fluoride: for good protection nothing beats proper oral hygiene via good brushing and flossing. If you are still concerned or at a higher risk then had a good fluoride rinse to your daily schedule (ACT fluoride rinse) ...Read more

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I've had dental issues reently. I was places on two rounds of strongshe pulled the roots out.. Should i go see an urgent care doctor?

I've had dental issues reently. I was places on two rounds of strongshe pulled the roots out.. Should i go see an urgent care doctor?

Please rephrase: Unfortunately your question does not make sense. Urgent care physicians are not dentists... They can give you pain meds and antibiotics if you need them. You will need to be treated by a dentist for your dental issues. ...Read more

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Had my molar roots removed and two dental implants planted two days ago. When is the earliest time to be able to smoke? Thanks.

Had my molar roots removed and two dental implants planted two days ago.  When is the earliest time  to be able to smoke?  Thanks.

Never!: Statistics don't lie. Your success rate with dental implant integration into your body is 99% if you don't smoke and 80% if you do smoke! aside from the other health risks associated with smoking, smokers are at greater risk for gum disease and peri- implantisis (a disease that leads to implant failure!). So don't smoke and be healthy...Your implants and your body will be happy and healthier! ...Read more

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How long does it take for tingling sensations in your teeth and gums to go. nothing wrong with nerve or roots. I've not had a dental procedure?

How long does it take for tingling sensations in your teeth and gums to go. nothing wrong with nerve or roots. I've not had a dental procedure?

See your dentist: Gingivitis is the most common cause of the bleeding, swollen, red gums that give you a tingling sensation. It can be a sign that you already have a 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. This is a serious problem, which should be checked by a dentist ASAP. Take a good care. ...Read more

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A back tooth can have 3 tooth roots. So, the dental implant itself is one "root" for that tooth replacement?

A back tooth can have 3 tooth roots. So, the dental implant itself is one "root" for that tooth replacement?

Implant: Ideally we would put one implant per root,. but besides the cost involved,factors such as the size of the implant, as well as the surgical space and restorative space, distance between teeth , dictate and necessitate the placement of one implant. this is not always the case but the majority. ...Read more

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My dtr was dx'd w/bulging l. Discs. history of calcified dental roots, 2 kidney stones-removed. Has 2 new stones. Who to see re: calcium deposits in body?

My dtr was dx'd w/bulging l. Discs. history of calcified dental roots,  2 kidney stones-removed. Has 2 new stones. Who to see re: calcium deposits in body?

Endocrinologist: I would agree with dr. Balogun. Calcium levels in the body are very tightly regulated. As a dentist, the calcified root part doesn't worry me as much. I would be more concerned about some other sort of systemic issue going on, especially if she has elevated calcium levels on her labwork/blood tests. I would start with either the family physician or an endocrinologist and go from there. ...Read more

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I suppose I will expect a lot of deep involved drilling into my jaw bone when 2 dental implants get placed where teeth roots already missing, or not?

I suppose I will expect a lot of deep involved drilling into my jaw bone when 2 dental implants get placed where teeth roots already missing, or not?

Drilling sequence: Every dental implant system has a unique drilling sequence. However, dental implant procedure is the least uncomfortable procedure in oral surgery. It requires minimum amount of local anesthetic and the follow-up discomfort can be well controlled with NSAIDs or Tylenol (acetaminophen) OTC. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have 3 roots instead of 2 roots in teeth?

Is it normal to have 3 roots instead of 2 roots in teeth?

It happens: Lower molars and upper first premolars usually have two roots but may have three roots on occasion. There are individual variances in the 'normal' number of roots teeth have. ...Read more

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Why do the roots of my teeth hurt?

Why do the roots of my teeth hurt?

One thought: One consideration which a dentist can examine for in person is ab fractions...This can cause sensitivity as well as take away from the beauty of your smile. With recession the enamel, which protects the root of the tooth is not there to protect you fom hot and cold exposure. Many times a simple white filling can resolve the situation. See a dentist. ...Read more

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What are the problems associated with short teeth roots?

What are the problems associated with short teeth roots?

Future loss of tooth: Short roots mean that the teeth are not as solid as teeth with longer roots. If there is bone loss around these teeth (periodontal disease), the teeth may become loose and eventually be lost. Also short rooted teeth are not good support for dentures or bridges. ...Read more

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Curious as to why are my teeth roots going brown very fast?

Roots are: Generally more yellow or brown in color compared to the clinical crown (tooth portion). The texture of the root is also not smooth like enamel and can stain easily - coffee, tobacco etc. Best to check with your dentist however. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can one bite down hard enough to damage roots? Can teeth shift inwards causing roots to angle? How can I keep teeth in line and roots stable. Gumdisea

Can one bite down hard enough to damage roots? Can teeth shift inwards causing roots to angle? How can I keep teeth in line and roots stable. Gumdisea

Yes: If you have periodontally unsound teeth, then yes your teeth can be displaced if they already have a mobility problem. First, you must see a periodontist to get your teeth and the supporting structures in better and stabilized health. Once that is accomplished, decisions have to be made along with a prosthodontist whether your teeth should be splinted or a prosthesis fabricated. Good luck. ...Read more

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How close are my roots in my teeth so if my filling chips will it hurt?

How close are my roots in my teeth so if my filling chips will it hurt?

Varies: Fillings are restorative material used to replace tooth structure for a tooth that has had destruction from decay. Because every cavity is different, a filling may be small and shallow or large and deep. This variability will dictate how far the filling is from the nerve in the center of the tooth (which would sense the pain). Having a chipped filling may or may not cause pain, but needs attention. ...Read more

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If I bite down in a weird angle that caused my bottom teeth to feel a bit pain, did the roots of my bottom teeth shift or did my bottom teeth tilt ?

If I bite down in a weird angle that caused my bottom teeth to feel a bit pain, did the roots of my bottom teeth shift or did my bottom teeth tilt ?

Interdigitation: When you bite down, your teeth interdigitate (meet a certain way). It's a bit different for everyone. If you bite down at a "weird angle", you'll create some pressure points on the periodontal ligament, causing you the discomfort. Doesn't matter if they tilted or shifted. The teeth move back into place when you open your mouth. ...Read more

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