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Is It Safe To Not See A Dentist For An Extended Period Of Time
1st dental eval: The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests the first pediatric dental visit be at 1 year of age or 6 months after the first tooth eruption. In reality, most pediatric dentists start scheduling at around 2 years old unless there are issues such as cavity, pain, bleeding or broken teeth. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Is there anything I can buy online for to achieve straighter teeth over time? I cannot afford to see a dentist for braces or retainers.
Unfortunately no: Orthodontic treatment needs to be performed by a licensed dental professional, one who has gone to college and dental school for a minimum of 8 years, more if a specialist. Dental care is not a DIY project. Consider financing your care or saving up for it. It is a worthwhile investment in yourself. ...Read more
I broke a bad tooth and the pain is unbearable.cant see a dentist until tues. will the er help me with the pain short term or is it a waste of time?
How long does TMJ pain last? I wake up in the morning with pain in my jaw that my dentist says is caused by tmj. Will this last a certain amount of time and go away on its own, or will I have to see a dentist or doctor to fix this?
Depends: It may go away on it's own as long as the causative factor goes away. If the pain is not going away in 2 to 4 weeks i would suggest seeing a dentist who can diagnose the cause of the pain and then help you with treatment options. Complex dental care and surgery are rarely needed. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Please help! I have a hole in my tooth to my root, what can I do for a shot period of time until i can go to the dentist?
Not much: There is really very little you can do at home to stop the decay process. Keep the area clean to avoid food impaction, and get to the dentist as soon as you can. ...Read more
People are different: It really depends on your needs, the problems you have or the lack of problems, your family and your history. There isn't one interval the is appropriate for everyone. I see one special needs person once every 6 weeks and other people once a year. I don't think anyone should go longer than a year. Consult with a dentist for what is appropriate for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do i need to see a dentist for a possible small chip on my tooth? I think i might have just barely chipped my tooth this weekend. I can't really see much of a difference, but i still feel like i might have. Is it worth going to my dentist as a precaution?
A : A very small chip that is not on the edge of a filling may not need to be restored. In many instances, your dentist can just smooth it down to prevent food and bacteria from getting trapped in the rough surface. If the chip occured at a tooth-filling interface, then it should be evaluated and possibly be restored since that opening may lead to decay and a potentially larger restoration. It can't hurt to have it evaluated. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Go to your pharmacy.: Temporary dental filling material is available for purchase over the counter at your local pharmacy. It may seem self-evident, but needs to be stressed: temporary filling material is only for temporary use, and will do nothing to prevent the progression of tooth decay or avert dental infection. You should arrange for professional dental service at your earliest opportunity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a exposed nerve in a tooth and will be unable 2 see a dentist for at least 3 months how can I keep it from getting infected?
Is there any way I can personally help unswell my gums as funds are tight at the moment I cant afford to see a dentist for atleast a monthor so?
Determine the cause: If the cause of the swelling is bacteria stuck under the gumline where your toothbrush won't reach, then you'll need dental care to scrape and clean those pockets. After that, proper home care such as brushing your teeth and flossing, as well as regular professional cleanings should maintain them. Most offices accept credit cards and offer financing plans. Your Obamacare insurance may have dental. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Is it appropriate to talk to your dentist about an upcoming procedure especially if I am a new patient? I went in for an exam with a dentist that is new to me. I have not been in to see a dentist for four years. Due to putting this off, I have to have
Absolutely, : Absolutely, no questions asked. You are entrusting your dental health to a provider that is new to you. His answers to your questions will make you feel at ease and allow him to work on you without the fear of making you nervous. Once you feel comfortable you will not need to ask so many questions or be nervous. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hard, painless bony bump on top of mouth. A little to the right of midline. Same color as palate. I'm scared and can't see a dentist for week. ?
Today I went to see a dentist for cavity and loose denture and she noticed a hard lump on my hard palate asked if I had it since childhood? I'm worrie
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