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Why do my teeth hurt from just getting braces?

Why do my teeth hurt from just getting braces?

Injury: Applying pressure to the periodontal ligament around teeth from orthodontic tooth movement, in effect, causes some minor injury to that ligament. This creates pain or discomfort as the movement process begins, in effect, a healing response. ...Read more

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Dr. John Landi
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Braces (Definition)

They are used in orthodontics. The braces are put onto the teeth at precise anatomical locations, and wire runs through the braces and brings teeth into proper alignment. This is a very short answer for a very ...Read more


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The heels of my feet hurt even if I don't stand on them. They hurt more when I wake up?

The heels of my feet hurt even if I don't stand on them. They hurt more when I wake up?

Could be : Plantar fasciitis and/or nerve entrapment such as tarsal tunnel. Possibly can be related to back pathology. Seeing a podiatrist is a good place to start. ...Read more

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Why do my nipples hurt when you push on them?

Why do my nipples hurt when you push on them?

Depends: Have you had recent surgery? Is it both nipples? Is it more sensitive than it has been in the past? Are there hormonal influences? Any history of trauma? Infection? Best is to see your regular md for an evaluation and referral if necessary. ...Read more

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If my teeth hurt when chewing do I need dentures?

If my teeth hurt when chewing do I need dentures?

No: See your dentist. Your own teeth are almost always better than dentures, but you have to take care of them. If the pain is due to a mouth full of rotten decayed teeth, then something may need to be done, but extractions are a last resort. A good dentist can advise. ...Read more

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I get multiple, deep cracks on the heels of my feet, they do not hurt. Why do I get them? How can I lessen them? Moisturizers don't work.

I get multiple, deep cracks on the heels of my feet, they do not hurt. Why do I get them? How can I lessen them? Moisturizers don't work.

Dry skin: and exercise can add to the cracking of you r feet. I recommend using crazy glue to seal those cracks Then apply aquaphor at bedtime and wear cotton socks to sleep in. If not clear can add clarisonic for feet. also to get stronger medication see your derm ...Read more

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Docs, when they put spacers on your teeth for braces does it hurt?

Docs, when they put spacers on your teeth for braces does it hurt?

Pain is relative: But the answer is mostly yes - there is some discomfort and annoyance - something has been wedged between the teeth and you have been instructed to leave it there undisturbed . Tylenol (acetaminophen) / advil and the like are generally sufficient to help alleviate the symptoms. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Why are my gums getting bigger? How can I cut them back?

Why are my gums getting bigger? How can I cut them back?

See your dentist: Several causes of gingival hyperplasia are known, and the most recognized is AEDs drug-induced gingival enlargement. See your dentist for evaluation and medication adjustment. ...Read more

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Do braces hurt? When getting them on and tightening? And how bad is the pain?

Do braces hurt? When getting them on and tightening?  And how bad is the pain?

Tolerable: It's like having a headache in your mouth. Will last for a few days and then subside. Make sure you are seeing a fully qualified Orthodontic Specialist. He/she will help you manage your hygiene, diet, and malaise. ...Read more

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Bottom teeth hurt but when i press my tongue on them it stops, what to do?

Bottom teeth hurt but when i press my tongue on them it stops, what to do?

See a dentist: See a dentist who can evaluate the cause of your symptoms. This requires a one on one personal clinical examination and x-rays and cannot be properly diagnosed over the internet. ...Read more

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I have 2 small bumps on my head, they hurt when I push them in or touch them. Do you know what it could be???

I have 2 small bumps on my head, they hurt when I push them in or touch them. Do you know what it could be???

Bumps on head: Two things come mind right off: 1) shingles. If they are little blisters, and your skin feels tingly, go see a doctor right away for anti-viral medicine, which has to be started within 48 hrs of seeing the shingles rash. Or 2) Sebaceous cysts. Blocked oil glands that fill, can get infected, often need to be drained in the office. See a dr if they get worse or seem like something else entirely. ...Read more

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I was wondering, do cavities hurt, and will getting them filled hurt?

No: The cavity may not hurt until it is deep. The filling should not hurt with anesthesia. Any discomfort should be told to the denti ...Read more

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I recently got my braces tightened and they hurt really bad and I can't eat because biting down hurts my teeth what can I put on them to help?

I recently got my braces tightened and they hurt really bad and I can't eat because biting down hurts my teeth what can I put on them to help?

Ibuprofen -Tylenol : This is a very normal occurrence. Give it some time and they will feel much better. Until then you can take Ibuprofen and/or tylenol (acetaminophen) for some relief. ...Read more

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My eyes get sore if I do not push on them to release the pressure behind them it makes a squeaking noise when I do ?

My eyes get sore if I do not push on them to release the pressure behind them it makes a squeaking noise when I do ?

Interesting : Well this is a first for me, and therefore is have to guess a bit. You may feel better just by the forced closure and rubbing action delivered to your eye through the eyelids. The pressure may stimulate some tearing, real lease of oil and mucous secretions thereby making your eyes more comfortable. I advise doing something different. Use warm compress to closed eyes, artificial tears. Better 4 eye ...Read more

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Why do my teeth get really sensitive when i suck on candy?

Why do my teeth get really sensitive when i suck on candy?

Stimulus to nerve: When stimuli, such as cold, hot, sweets, etc penetrate the outside layer of your teeth reaching the dentinal tubules inside your tooth, it allows stimuli to be transferred to the nerve of the tooth. It may be from cavities, leakage around fillings or exposed root surfaces. This stimulus is transmitted from the nerve of your tooth to your brain and perceived as pain. See your dentist for exam. ...Read more

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Will my mouth always hurt when I eat with braces?

Will my mouth always hurt when I eat with braces?

Should not: Speak to your orthodontist and he can adjust the positioning of the braces. ...Read more

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What can I do if my teeth hurt from adjusted braces?

What can I do if my teeth hurt from adjusted braces?

Not unusual: I would contact the dentist/orthodontist and let them know about your discomfort. But this is not really that unusual ...Read more

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Why do my teeth hurt when i chew after getting fillings? They didn't hurt before and its been a month

Why do my teeth hurt when i chew after getting fillings? They didn't hurt before and its been a month

Common question: Without knowing the depth of the restorations, it's hard to tell exactly why they are sensitive. But in general, the teeth were slightly traumatized by the excavation of the decay, and the irritated nerve in the tooth can remain sensitive until it heals. The bite may also be off a bit, so it's best that your restorative dentist takes a look. Call for an appointment. ...Read more

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