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Please tell me if I should go back to my dentist, wisdom tooth pain..?

Please tell me if I should go back to my dentist, wisdom tooth pain..?

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 more

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Hi docs! what could my dentist do about my 1 crooked tooth?

Hi docs! what could my dentist do about my 1 crooked tooth?

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

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Can you tell me about dental help teeth/ mouth pain!?

Can you tell me about dental help teeth/ mouth pain!?

Tooth pain: I can tell you this... If you have pain in your teeth, you need to be examined by a local dentist to determine the cause and appropriate care. Can't possibly diagnose your problem over the internet, sight unseen. ...Read more

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Why did the dental assistant tell me I couldn't keep my wisdom teeth? What does she know?

Why did the dental assistant tell me I couldn't keep my wisdom teeth? What does she know?

Medical waste: Extracted teeth are considered to be medical waste and need to be disposed of properly. Also, the teeth are usually broken apart in order to extract them so all you would see is pieces of tooth. ...Read more

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My dentist couldn't do anything about my tooth abscess. What can I do?

My dentist couldn't do anything about my tooth abscess. What can I do?

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

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Can you tell me if i could move my wisdom teeth closer to my front bottom teeth?

Can you tell me if i could move my wisdom teeth closer to my front bottom teeth?

Yes it is possible,: in certain cases to move the wisdom tooth to close a missing tooth space the width of a molar. Ask the orthodontist for more information. ...Read more

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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

Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
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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 more

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Please tell me what can I expect when the dentists remove my wisdom teeth?

Please tell me what can I expect when the dentists remove my wisdom teeth?

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 more

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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?

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?

Hard to tell..: ... without examining you and knowing exactly which tooth was worked on and how extensive the restoration if the soft tissue was manipulated in any way. You're under the care of a dentist... ask him/her to take a look. ...Read more

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Why does my dentist advise me to have company after getting my wisdom teeth pulled?

Why does my dentist advise me to have company after getting my wisdom teeth pulled?

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 more

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Hi docs! what could the dentist do to fix my teeth?

Hi docs! what could the dentist do to fix my teeth?

First go to dentist: First schedule appointment with dentist..So they can take xrays and exam your teeth and let you how the problems can be fixed... ...Read more

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What to do if I have pain after dentist drilled cavity and referred me to endodontic and/or maxillofacial?

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

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Bottom left tooth is chipped & keeps digging into my tongue. Have an appointment at the dentist tomorrow what will they likely do? Nervous. Thanks.

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 more

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My teeth bleaching kit from the dentist hurts my teeth. What should I do?

See your Dentist: Some of the harsh bleaching products have been replaced by more gentle products. Ask your dentist for a more gentle beaching product and to check your trays for proper fit. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what to do about dental teeth/ mouth pain!?

Can you tell me what to do about dental teeth/ mouth pain!?

Meds, dentist: Take OTC pain meds until you see dentist to determine cause of pain and therefore treatment. ...Read more

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Please help me with wisdom tooth gum pain?

Please help me with wisdom tooth gum pain?

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 more

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My dentist told me i possibly grind or clench my teeth. How do I tell?

My dentist told me i possibly grind or clench my teeth. How do I tell?

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 more

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Hi doctors, my braces tooth ring hurts my gums. What can I do?

Hi doctors, my braces tooth ring hurts my gums. What can I do?

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

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Could my dentist give me painkillers?

Could my dentist give me painkillers?

Of course: However, medication and prescription must be within scope of practice. ...Read more

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Cavity tooth help please im young, what to do?

Cavity tooth help please im young, what to do?

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