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Fillings Are Painful
NO WAY: In most cases dental implants are not painful at all! in our practice most dental implant patients do not require any pain medicine other than over the counter tylenol (acetaminophen) or advil. Often times, the dental extraction is by far more uncomfortable than a dental implant. ...Read moreSee 13 more doctor answers
Deep Restorations?: Very possible, but impossible to tell over the internet. Please ask the dentist who restored your teeth to explain. ...Read more
Shouldn't when new!: Composite fillings are a manmade substitute for natural tooth enamel. They are not made from the same materials and can only expect to approximate the naturalness of the enamel. When done well, they can look great for 3-8 years. However, made from acrylic they are slightly "porous" and are subject to absorbing unremovable stain. And their bonded edges eventually separate and stain there too! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Generally so: These are focal deposits of growing bacteria on the surface of the cornea. The eye reacts strongly, gets very red and painful and usually is quite light sensitive. The vision almost always drops. Most come from contact lens wear problems. Remove your lens and see your ophthalmologist right away. ...Read more
Depends on Teeth: Sometimes it's easy, sometimes it;s a bit more complicated. Depends on the size, angulation, location, and several other factors. Every tooth is different. Every person is different. Your dentist/oral surgeon can predict pretty accurately how it's going to go and how you're going to feel. There's no way for you to guess yourself. Just get a consultation and you'll know for sure. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
23F, large mandibular tori under tongue, but they cause no pain or discomfort. Are they in danger of getting larger, or painful?
Mandibular tori: Large, irregular shaped growths of bone on the inside of the mouth below the lower teeth. They are not harmful or dangerous, and once grown usually do not change. But like all living tissue, change or growth is possible. They can be painful if irritated or injured, including formation of ulcers. ...Read more
How long do zirconia veneers often last? I have heard that these are very stronger? What are their prices? Are they require less tooth preparation?
It varies: Zirconia is a strong white metal, but it does require more of your tooth to be removed than a traditional porcelain veneer. The longevity of a veneer depends on the way you use them and take care of them as well as an experienced dentist ensuring that your bite is appropriately taken care of. You can expect veneers to be between $1500-$2500 per tooth. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes but not for long: A woman's breast is squeezed as flat as possible for a couple seconds while the x ray is taken. It hurts, but it doesn't last long. Most women have no problem tolerating it. It shouldn't keep you from having it done if your doctor recommends it. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Yes, you do: A tooth may be sensitive to cold or hot for several weeks after you get a silver amalgam filling. The reason is metal is an excellent conductor of hot and cold and an amalgam filling is metal. However, the sensitivity to temperature normally goes away after awhile (4-8 weeks). Be patient. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Cochlear implants: Cochlear implants are surgically implanted devices to treat bilateral severe to profound hearing loss. There is mild to moderate discomfort during the first 1-2 weeks of recovery, but pain is not expected thereafter. Results with rehabilitation/therapy are excellent. If you are interested in learning more about cochlear implants, I would be happy to arrange a virtual consult with you. ...Read more
Please see your : Dentist to determine what the cause of sensitivity is. It may be a fairly benign cause or a more serious one. ...Read more