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Infection Under Dental Bridge
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
I need a 4 unit dental bridge that is 2 dental inplants supporting a segment of 4teeth on the left side upper jaw and bone graft .Would thispainfull?
Is not painful.: Pain is a common concern among patients planning to get dental implants. Ironically, dental implant placement is the least uncomfortable procedure in oral surgery. Because dental implant surgery is performed with local anesthesia or sedation, the procedure itself is not painful. After the surgery, some degree of pain and discomfort is to be expected. Your surgeon will prescribe a painkiller. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: Upper molars are close to the sinus and sinus floor. if the sinus is big, then you will need to get sinus lift for the implant placement. you would need to get an x-ray done to determine. please send me your x-rays for second opinion http://my.setmore.com/bookingpage/72b8c781-a64f-45c9-9314-934abdd25118 ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Can an ill-fitting 3 unit fixed bridge of 2 years shift an abutted tooth to cause deeper pocketing or was the tooth's pocket maybe there before?
Not uncommon: Local anesthetic injection sites are typically sore for several days. Also dental treatment may result in tooth discomfort due to inflammation of the nerve inside a tooth. Take an NSAID OTC or Tylenol (acetaminophen) to help with any pain, if necessary. If the pain persists or worsens after a few days, see your dentist. Best of luck. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Feel tightness in gum & mild swelling after putting new 4 unit dental bridge on upper molar teeth. Is this normal.How tight bridge should be any feedb?
Do granules of a dental bone graft move around? Like under your interior jaw bone near the extraction site.
Hopefully minimal: One of the reason why the bone graft fail is the instability or movement of the graft. True grafting required graft stabilization with membrane, cages (titanium fixture to protect graft), or screw in the case of block graft. Micromovement of graft will hinder the fibroblast migration and adhesion and interupt vascular genesis. Must achieve good clotting and full closure for graft stabilization. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Chronic dental fistula for 1yr caused by tooth extraction, hole in sinus closed now, no sinus symptoms. 2 failed ops. Still pus draining. Any ideas?
Infection present: Neutrophils or certain white blood cells are the first line of defense against infection. This makes up most of the pus you see. You most likely still have infection present. Whether it is from dying bone or residual tooth root, or a consistent draining from the sinus. I wouldn't be able to tell with out an x-ray. If you have pus draining it could be from another tooth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dental implants will be done for 2 side-by-side missing teeth. Can the adjacent teeth shift out of place since cannot wear removable denture anymore?
I'm on amoxiciline, infection under a crown, 3 teeth swollen, don't know 100% which is infected, will extract wisdom tooth, can the others be saved?
Get checked: An infected tooth will resonate with biomarker l-homocysteine. Make sure the infection is Amoxilcillin sensitive. Alternatively, even an unhealthy tooth could be saved with root canal therapy. Decide what is in your best interest. Mitigate the causes for the teeth to become unhealthy ...Read more
Perio or endo: If the abscess is draining, usually you will have slightly raised gum and very little pain. However, if the abscess is not draining or if the fistula (draining tube) is obstructed, you will have swollen gum and more pain. If your tooth abscess is near the gum, your dentist will also check out your gum condition in addition to your tooth because it can be cracked tooth and/or gum disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Top right gum is swollen & painful. It's near the wisdom teeth & right above one tooth which had root canal procedure. Is it infection or gum disease?
Could be either: A localized infection in that area of gums is difficult to diagnose without and exam and an X-ray . It is possible that the tooth with the RCT is failing and you have an infection associated with that tooth. Or, possibly, the tissue around the wisdom tooth is infected from food impaction or eruption . See your dentist for a definitive diagnosis ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have 2 small sized healing caps above dental implants via periodontist. At 3 months, who cuts and trims the gum for abutment? General dds??
The periodontist: The healing cuffs must be fully healed and exposed prior to removing them to take impressions. They are replaced after the impression and removed several weeks later when the implant abutment is torqued into place and the crown is cemented to the abutment . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I need a 1 tooth pontic (#13) that can clasp on to canine for 6 months until implant crown. Pontic has no teeth behind it. Possible for aesthetics?
Tooth 14 rock solid in jaw. No pain. Deep sulcus with fistula. Periodontist will extract. Guesses if tooth abscess. Says lesion. Savable?
See an endodontist: for evaluation. Endodontists are dentists who have at least 2-3 years of advanced training in root canals and saving teeth. No matter how effective dental implants are, and they can be very effective, generally nothing is as good as a natural tooth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Gum inflammation at #13 implant, neuralgia, then abscess. Removed #13, 12 implants, cleaned infection, antibiotics. Abscess now formed at #11 implant. Possible cause of gum infection, headache?
Co Q10 deficiency: Gum inflammation is known as gingivitis. It was discovered some years ago that this was due to a deficiency of Co enzyme Q10. This is a substance that is normally made in the body, but if you are in a state of nutritional inadequacy, this becomes a nutrient that can be obtained usually from a health food store. Your nutritional inadequacy is also important because at your age there should be no pr ...Read more
Any risk from dental extraction & implant on front tooth # 26 with regard to nerves in the jaw. How likely dental nerve injuries.
Surgical risks: All medical and dental procedures have some risk. In the hands of competent surgeons the risks are small. I would say the risk is less in the area of #26 than many other areas of the mouth. You should be confident with your treating doctor and comfortable having the procedure. Ask any pertinent questions before going ahead with this procedure. I wouldn't be overly concerned. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dental Implant: Can a dentist build up bone in preparation for a later implant without sectioning off the 1 pontic in perm. bridge in an upper arch?
I doubt it: The surgeon would need visualization of the site and full access. The pontic would be in the way, and since the pontic is obsolete since an implant is being placed, it should be removed. Furthermore the pontic sits on the gum and would be in the way of any additional ridge height. ...Read more