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Filing Down A Tooth
Sinus pressure: You may be referring to sinus pressure and when bending down, the pressure becomes evident on the roots of the upper back teeth that are nearest to the sinus making them feel uncomfortable. See your dentist to take radiographs (x-rays) to determine if this is indeed the problem or if you have decay or any other dental condition. ...Read more
Tooth Grinding: Yes it can. Usually the damage caused by bruxing and clenching is generalized. It may involve a complete rehabilitation of the dentition. But, if you have sensitivity or decay or missing tooth structure, your dentist can restore the tooth without having to treat the other worn-off teeth. ...Read more
Decay?: That's only a guess... you'll need to be examined by a local dentist for a proper diagnosis. These types of problems don't really get better on their own, so the sooner you go to be seen the better you will feel. ...Read more
Orthodontically: There are many movements that orthodontists can accomplish using the right combination of brackets, wires, springs, and rubber bands to move teeth in all sorts of directions. If you are asking if that tooth will move itself apically, on its own, without help, the answer is no. ...Read more
My front tooth has been hurting for about 4 days now. It only hurts when I lay down, there's little pain when I'm sitting up. What could cause this?
See a dentist ASAP: The infection may spread to your jaw, cheeks, sinus and to other areas of your head and neck. See any dentist for examination, x-rays and treatment. ...Read more
Many issues can: Cause this symptom. Infection in the tooth or the gums could be the issue. Your bite can also be partly responsible. Sounds like you should get a dental exam for evaluation and ideas on what to do to correct your problem. Good luck! ...Read more
Biting pain: Pain caused when you bite down on a tooth cN have several causes including broken or cracked tooth or filling, bad bite, infection, and more. But they all have one thing in common. They need to be treated by a dentist. See a dentist and find out what your specific problem in and the best treatment for your problem. ...Read more
See a dentist: Wisdom teeth usually appear between the ages of 16 and 25. However, sometimes they appear many years later. If you are experiencing pain and it does not go away or if you find it difficult to open your mouth, you should see a dentist for evaluation, x-ray and wisdom teeth removal. ...Read more
Thin line: Enamel is a crystalline glass-like structure and over time with wear and tear small cracks can form in the tooth structure called craze lines. If you can imagine a tiny crack in the windshield of a car, the more the car is driven the bigger the crack gets. Very similar with craze lines. Most of them amount to nothing but if over time they get larger and can be felt like a crease its time to fix it. ...Read more
In fixed prosthodontics. ..in badly broken down tooth. What we use to get retwntion from ridicualr part??!
A Post: A post (prefabricated or Cast, fiber, metal) is usually placed in the space provided inside the canal after root treatment. If the remaining root is deep inside the gum, it may not be possible for the Post to provide enough retention and it may be best to extract the tooth and place an implant ...Read more
I had a crown put on a tooth (left bottom second more back) maybe a year ago. I'm feeling some discomfort when I bite down. Any insight?
You need to be seen:
There are a couple of possible reasons for this discomfort. It could be that the nerve within the tooth has become inflamed or the gum tissue and bone surrounding the tooth is inflamed or infected.
It is important to be evaluated by a knowledgeable dentist or dental specialist (oral surgeon, periodontist or endodontist). ...Read more
Ok now I have a outgrown tooth that hurts at the bottom it hurts everytime I bit down what to do I have sum penicilln vk 500 mg but it hurts?
When I floss once a day, should I bring the floss down around the two sides of each tooth one time or five times? I have been told differently.
My front tooth is rotting. Now, little bits have started to chip and half of the tooth has turned brown down to the gum with a sharp edge in the middle front of the tooth. What should I do?
Time for a checkup!: From what you describe, your tooth has been decaying for some time now. You are probably way overdue for a dental checkup. See a dentist for a complete and thorough exam, along with whatever x-rays are appropriate and get all your dental work done. Waiting just results in more pain, aggravation, less teeth and more cost. ...Read more
No, but: Find out if that would be the best option. Whether to smooth off a small chip or sharp edge vs. Replace it with tooth colored composite or other restoration depends upon many factors that need to be evaluated by your dentist and then discussed with you. ...Read more
Hereditary: Not all will be affected by this disorder. They are autosomal dominant ...Read more
See a dentist: I don't know of anything other than see a dentist. There are some pretty amazing things they can do these days to restore your teeth and your smile! Tooth breakdown really needs to be checked in order to avoid losing the tooth altogether. ...Read more
I am in agony. My teeth are sensitive and I can't bite down without tooth hurting. Where do I go?
Dentist!: You will need to call a dentist in your area to make an appointment to be evaluated. ...Read more
What if you have a cavity that goes all the way down to the gum? Does that mean the tooth is unfillable?
My braces have pulled out my middle bottom tooth higher than the one next to it. I'm able to bite and it move back down, is this normal?
Braces: Schedule an appointment with your orthodontist to evaluate this situation. ...Read more
My baby is 16 months she has 6 tooths up and three down. But has two above and one below the molar must worries or is normal in this age?
Development: Children don't read the same Growth & Development textbooks that we do. Normal order and timing of eruption is extremely variable. Please note: 1st Dental Appointment Age 1, so you're child's overdue. See Pediatric Dentist (for same reasons you see Pediatric Physician) for exam, developmental assessment, bonding between Pedodontist and your child, oral hygiene instructions, fluoride evaluation ...Read more
Suddenly my tooth gives me a stab of pain when I bite down but doesn't hurt to the touch. It's an old cavity. Not sensitive to cold or hot.
It's weird but when I lay down my front tooth hurts really bad, but it doesn't hurt when I'm sitting up. It also doesn't hurt when I chew. Help?
See a dentist:
I think it is a transient event that will resolve on its own.
However, see your dentist to rule out any irreversible chronic tooth pathology. ...Read more