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Holes In Your Gums
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Do your nostrils lead to the roof of your mouth? And are they little slits on the roof of your mouth?
Doctors, what are those plastic pieces dentists put in your mouth to spread out your gums and see into your mouth?
Cheek retractors: We use cheek retractors to spread out the lips, not the gums. ...Read more
Good question?: You shouldn't have any holes in the roof of your mouth. Are you sure they are "holes". Have your dentist take a look. We have no way of seeing what you see. ...Read more
No it should not : Xylitol does not usually cause tooth pain. There is some evidence that xylitol can make remineralization of small cavities in the mouth possible by changing the baceria content of the mouth. However, people can experience different side effects with any substance. I would suggest a visit to your dentist to rule out erosion of your teeth or decay. Xy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have receding gums in my lower front teeth and food gets deposited around the gumline..Is there any way to get back normal healthy gums?
Gum recession: Gums recede for a number of reasons: age (40 and up), vigorous tooth brushing with a hard toothbrush, poor oral hygiene, tobacco chewing and gum disease. There is a treatment for this condition is gum grafting technique that will restore your comfort and protect your teeth from periodontal disease. Rec.: see your dentist or periodontist for consultation and x-rays. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Never: Teeth do not regrow after being damaged by decay. You need to see a dentist. ...Read more
Can see deep in mouth and see white stuff behind tongue right in front of top of epiglottis. White lines under tonsils look like they connect. Normal?
My bottom teeth look like they're about to come out of the gums. Perhaps that the gums are thinning?
Needs attention: Not sure what you are seeing, but sounds like you should consult your dentist. Advanced gum disease could be the cause of what you are describing. It leads to loss of bone that supports teeth, and gums may also shrink. It is likely to lead to tooth loss, so see your dentist as soon as possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
NO: All people should have their teeth cleaned by a professional at least 2-3 times a year. Your dentist and hygienist is able to examine your teeth, diagnose problems that may be occurring, fix current problems, and maintain your smile! basic cleaning are a very simple procedure done with no discomfort. Keep smiling ! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not likely: Your sinuses are skin lined cavities in your skull at several different paired sites. Being enclosed in solid bones, they cannot sink in. So whatever causes your face to sink in and causes black sores on your face, it is not your sinus. See an dermatologist to determine the black sores and its cause. ...Read more
In rural areas, most: Of the generalists have more experience with stuff like this, but honestly it's much better if there is any question about involvement of other structures in the head, an ENT doc or maxillofacial surgeon or dentist is a better choice. They have specialized training in surgical care and diseases that affect this region. You will get better care, as the DDS or ENT have the proper equipment for this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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