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Gap Between The Gums And Teeth
There is difference: The extraction of wisdom teeth involves a surgical procedure that is far from a simple tooth extraction. Many patients require the treatment by an oral surgeon. The key to successful and uneventful recovery from wisdom teeth surgery is appropriate anesthesia and finding the right dentist/surgeon. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
Frenum: The "skin" between your two upper and two lower teeth is called a frenum. Sometimes dentists recommend its removal either when it contributes to loss of attached gingiva and subsequent periodontal problems or in conjunction with orthodontic treatment to close the space between the two front teeth. The procedure is called a frenectomy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lifespan: A bridge replaces a missing tooth by connecting it to the teeth on either side of the space. These supporting teeth are crowned and all are connected so it is difficult to floss and keep the teeth clean and healthy. An implant is a root replacement and the tooth is built on this. You can floss like a natural tooth so, the lifespan is much longer. ...Read more
Cavities?: Not sure what exactly you are asking. Cavities are nothing more than "holes" in teeth. Deep cavities can lead to needing a root canal on the tooth. Gum ulcers are just worn away patches of gum tissue with various causes. Scaling of the teeth is a procedure done to treat gum disease caused by plaque and tartar buildup. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
There is a gap slowly forming between two front teeth and the gum below is slightly discoloured. Will my teeth fall out?
Swollen gum: This could be a gum infection, an injury, food impaction, decay, a cyst. How long has it been swollen, is it bleeding, is it painful? If any of the above, and/or if the swelling has not subsided within 3-5 days, you need to have it examined by your dentist. ...Read more
Depends: Accurate flossing has been shown to firm the gum tissue between the teeth so long as the cause for the swollen gums is poor oral hygiene. But many other factors cause swollen gums including teeth that are in less than ideal position (crowded, rotated, etc), defective restorations, cracks, various medications, medical conditions and tartar build up. See your dentist for a thorough evaluation. ...Read more
Gap in front teeth: Ah, the age old question! all this depends on the size and shape of the teeth compared with the space available in the jaws. Particularly when a gap is present, the dental arch needs to be carefully evaluated before "closing" anything. If there is a tooth size/space discrepancy, then closing the gap may be fine, but "making up for it" elsewhere (ie moving all the other teeth) may not be easy. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
No: Proxibrush will not push teeth apart. If gums are inflamed and you clean them they may shrink, making it appear that there is space between teeth. Take the proxibrush to your dentist for instructions on proper use. For many people proxibrush can be very effective. ...Read more
Location/difficulty: Wisdom teeth are just teeth! there are times that they are very difficult to do and need to be surgical exposed to get them out. They have a higher risk of difficulty however erupted/partially erupted wisdom teeth in my experience have been easier than other molars. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Interdental flossin: The dental consensus is interdental flossing is what keeps the periodontal tissue around your teeth clean, plaque free, bacterial free and healthy. It is very easy for your dentist to create more room for the dental floss insertion. In the meantime use waxed floss as the wax will help to ease the floss through. Take care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
They look different!: Obviously, if we were to put brackets on lingual surfaces of teeth, instead of usual front side of teeth, they would not be visible to others. Lingual approach is mostly for esthetics, where one does not want to show others that he/she is going through orthodontic treatment. They are both designed to achieve proper alignment of teeth. Should consider invisalign if you are concerned with showing. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Quite a bit...: Veneers are like a thin, partial crown, that fit over individual teeth to make the teeth look straighter, perhaps longer and wider, and perhaps whiter. Braces are applied temporarily to align teeth to improve their function and alignment. It is possible that veneers may be needed following braces in some unique cases. ...Read moreSee 19 more doctor answers
Tooth veneers are for life and composite resin to fill in the top teeth triangular space, as gums recedes, maintains more of the natural teeth?
Make teeth wider. : Closing gaps between front teeth can simply be done with bonding resin filling on teeth to make wider. It is dependent on the size of the space between the two teeth that you are closing. You do not want the teeth too wide. Looks bad. They will hold for many years but may stain over time. Other options are orthodontics , veneers or crowns. These can be more expensive but long lasting. ...Read more
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