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Go back to dentist: Sometimes wisdom teeth are valuable asset when healthy and properly aligned, but more often, they are misaligned and require removal. The removal of wisdom teeth is one of the most common procedures at ages 15-24. See your dentist for evaluation and x-rays. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Move it!: A dentist can do four things for a crooked tooth: 1-ignore it; 2- remove it; 3-restore it ( change it's shape with bonding or a porcelain crown/veneer); or 4- move it with orthodontics. If s/he is trained in orthodontics, it can be done in your dentist's office. If not trained, s/he can refer you to the most competent specialist in your area. Your dentist will know who will care for you best. ...Read more
See Endodontist: please clarify what you mean. Did he examine you? Give you advice that did not resolve the problem? Treat you and not resolve the problem? If you have doubts about your dentist, get a second opinion from an Endodontist! ...Read more
Suspect brain abscess from tooth.No PCP.Head,ear hurt,muscle spasm.Could it just be my wisdom tooth?Should I go to the ER?Or tell my dentist
Dental abscess: This infection will not resolve on its own with home care or ER visit. The most common type of dental abscess is a tooth infection with symptoms you have described precisely. In order to get appropriate treatment it is important to know the underlying cause for this infection. See your dentist for evaluation, x-rays and treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Some discomfort: Wisdom teeth removal can cause pain afterwards for one or more days. There could be some swelling and some residual bleeding. Infection could also occur in or around the extraction sockets. Your dentist can help you manage the pain and infection with medication. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you tell me about post filling: can anyone explain my gums swelling and area where my jaw connects to my neck hurting when I swallow or open my mouth?
Helping hands: After your wisdom teeth are removed, you may not feel like doing much that day, and if you have them out with I.V. Sedation it will take some time for these medications to wear off. It is nice to have someone around to help you... Drive you home, bring food or water while you rest, help you remember which pain medication to take and when, and anything else that comes up. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What to do if I have pain after dentist drilled cavity and referred me to endodontic and/or maxillofacial?
If?: Are you still numb? No? Not having significant pain? Then you should be fine. When treating a cavity, if it is determined further treatment is need such as a root canal, the dentist usually place a sedative filling to prevent pain. If the dentist found the tooth nerve was already non-vital with no pus or pain, any temporary filling will be fine. If you have pain call your dentist ...Read more
Bottom left tooth is chipped & keeps digging into my tongue. Have an appointment at the dentist tomorrow what will they likely do? Nervous. Thanks.
Don't worry: Most often this can be restored with a traditional tooth colored filling. Sometimes a crown is required to preserve function and tooth health and prevent from cracking further. If serious chip, it may not be restorable and may require extraction. If so, consider implant treatment to restore this area. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rinse debris: It sounds like pericornitis which is the inflamation of the tissue overlying an erupting tooth.. If food collects under this flap, infection and pain can occur. Rinse thourughly with a diluted solution of peroxide and mouthwash, otc nsaids and clean under the flap arefully. Maintain it clean. If the pain does not go away, see you dentist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You cannot: Teeth grinding or brutism is a central neurologic phenomenon. The only thing we can do is to manage its effects by nighttime bite devises. You can tell by its damaging effects on the surfaces and edges of your teeth and often by the deep notches and receding of your gums. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Relocate the ring: Your orthodontist may repositioning the ring so it is not submerged into the gum. He also may change it to bonded molar tube and eliminate the ring. Many times, he may elect to remove the ring and treating the gum by either laser, cut back the gum to allow more clearance of the ring away from gingiva. ...Read more
Cavity: See a dentist. If you are a minor, have your parent or guardian take you to a dentist for dental treatment. It only gets worse the longer you wait. Dental treatment nowadays is easy and painless. ...Read more