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My toenail is dark gray and it feels like a aching tooth. It's not black like a fungus?

My toenail is dark gray and it feels like a aching tooth. It's not black like a fungus?

Push'in too hard.: Nothing says aching like pressure, especially in the toenail area. The solution is to isolate the cause of the pressure and relieve it. The amount of discomfort it is causing, will dictate the level of treatment. It is hard it evaluate the condition without actually seeing and touching it, but my guess is the nail might need an x-ray, to check for bone issues, before lifting the nail gently off. ...Read more

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Consisting of a florid overgrowth due to exposure to ...Read more


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I scrape what looks like a layer of white/yellow buildup on the bottom of my tooth (that had cavity in it) and it starts bleeding around the gums. Why?

I scrape what looks like a layer of white/yellow buildup on the bottom of my tooth (that had cavity in it) and it starts bleeding around the gums. Why?

Materia Alba: You scraped off materia alba which is a white cheeselike accumulation of food debris, microorganisms, desquamated epithelial cells, and blood cells deposited around the teeth at the gumline. This and the toxins that the bacteria excrete causes gum inflammation and ulceration which causes the gums to bleed. Brush and floss better. Have your dentist show you how. Get a professional cleaning. ...Read more

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Bad tooth n face swelling been Er took 7 penicillin vk swelling went down a tad but it looks like it going down towards bottom jaw worried Ludwigs or?

Bad tooth n face swelling been Er took 7 penicillin vk swelling went down a tad but it looks like it going down towards bottom jaw worried Ludwigs or?

Facial Swelling: As the infection is brought under control, gravity takes over and the infection makes it's way earthward through the facial muscles. You're not out of the woods yet... the antibiotics did not fix your teeth, they only started controlling the infection. Please see a dentist ASAP for treatment, otherwise the infection will come back with a vengeance. ...Read more

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Broken tooth no pain now the last tooth on the bottom left side of my mouth is broken looks like in half to the gum it doesn't hurt now but it did would it be better to just remove it or fix it I don't care either way I've never in my 25 years of life bee

Broken tooth no pain now the last tooth on the bottom left side of my mouth is broken looks like in half to the gum it doesn't hurt now but it did would it be better to just remove it or fix it I don't care either way I've never in my 25 years of life bee

Well,: Well, if you haven't been to the dentist in the last 25 years, now you have a reason to go. I do not recommend that you remove your own tooth. The dentist will do xrays and will determine the extent of damage before making the best medical recommendation. There can be serious repercussions from a badly fractured tooth that goes unrepaired. There are also issues with just pulling a tooth- because other teeth can shift into it's place. ...Read more

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My tope teeth go over my bottom teeth it looks just like a moderate?

My tope teeth go over my bottom teeth it looks just like a moderate?

2mm: Top front teeth should overlap bottom front teeth by about 2mm. If you feel your teeth do not fit, function, or appear normal, seek examination with your Dentist. Referral to an Orthodontic Specialist may be in order. ...Read more

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On my bottom teeth, the gumtissue looks like it's separating and coming apart from my teeth. What's wrong?

On my bottom teeth, the gumtissue looks like it's separating and coming apart from my teeth. What's wrong?

Pocketing?: You may have periodontal issues, even though you are young. Without an examination and history, it's impossible to tell. If its been more than 6 months since your last dental cleaning, now is the time for and appointment. ...Read more

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My teeth has stains and looks like there are rottining what can I use to help brown teeth, blacl at the bottom of my gum

My teeth has stains and looks like there are rottining what can I use to help brown teeth, blacl at the bottom of my gum

I: I am so sorry that the only answer I can give you is to go and see your dentist. It is impossible to diagnose over the internet without a proper examination and x rays. ...Read more

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Pink spots on my bottom lip. Had one a while back and another appeared. Looks like I have vampire teeth and bit myself. What are the spots?

Pink spots on my bottom lip. Had one a while back and another appeared. Looks like I have vampire teeth and bit myself. What are the spots?

Need more info: It's hard to diagnose skin lesions without seeing them. Could be anything from a herpetic lesion or a bacterial infection. Please make an appointment with your family physician to make the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Had bottom wisdom teeth extracted about two weeks ago. The places were he stitched looks red. Sides feel like swollen but aren't.Teeth still sensitive?

Had bottom wisdom teeth extracted about two weeks ago. The places were he stitched looks red. Sides feel like swollen but aren't.Teeth still sensitive?

Check back: The amount of swelling after wisdom teeth extraction depends on how extensive or complicated the surgery was. Sutures are placed to help with healing and they are removed or are resolved within one week or so. If tenderness or swelling persists please go in for a check back with your surgeon ...Read more

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Is this nomal healing? What do I do next? What to except next? 1 had wisdom teeth removed and 2 others 1 mo. Ago now it looks like bone coming thru on bottom right side, hurts is this normal? The rest of the gums in mouth seem to heal fine.0ne month la

Is this nomal healing? What do I do next? What to except next? 1 had wisdom teeth removed and 2 others 1 mo. Ago now it looks like bone coming thru on bottom right side, hurts is this normal? The rest of the gums in mouth seem to heal fine.0ne month la

Wareham,: Wareham,
it can happen, usually it is a boney spicule. A piece of bone that flakes off as the jaw remodels and works its way up through the gums till it is poking out and causing irritation and annoyance. Have your dentist/oral surgeon take a look, if correct it will take two minutes to remove usually with a little topical anesthetic.
Hope this is helpful,
michael i. Wollock, dmd, agd fellow
dentistry at suburban square
610-649-0313. ...Read more

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What causes my 9 weeks old's top teeth to stick into her bottom gum, which also looks tender?

What causes my 9 weeks old's top teeth to stick into her bottom gum, which also looks tender?

May be teething: First, it's unusual but not unheard of for a 9 wk infant to have teeth. Second, the lower teeth more typically erupt before the top. So your baby is apparently an early teether. Her lower gum may look tender because those teeth may also be erupting soon; when she closes, her upper teeth hit the lower gum making it even more sore. It's temporary. ...Read more

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I got lingual frenectomy done from the bottom, behind my bottom teeth, and it's been 4 days and frenulum hurts and looks white and shrunk. Is it ok?

I got lingual frenectomy done from the bottom, behind my bottom teeth, and it's been 4 days and frenulum hurts and looks white and shrunk. Is it ok?

Sounds typical: That is likely a typical course. For pain, you can try oragel or a similar dental numbing gel and ibuprofen. You can massage under your tongue with a moistened napkin. Expect that white/yellow area to slough off and for everything to look much more normal in the next 1-2 weeks. If it doesn't seem right, call your doctor to see what they say. ...Read more

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I had my bottom 2 wisdom teeth out 6 days ago. It looks as if the stitches are coming loose on 1 sideand a hole is more visible. Should I be worried?

I had my bottom 2 wisdom teeth out 6 days ago. It looks as if the stitches are coming loose on 1 sideand a hole is more visible. Should I be worried?

No: Stitches generally have served their purpose after 72 hrs and then most often are allowed to dissolve or fall out on their own. It is common for a hole to take months to level and fill in. ...Read more

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In my bottom teeth my incisor got no enamel on it and looks thin. What will happen if I lose a layer of dentin. Can't have crown I've got swollen gum?

In my bottom teeth my incisor got no enamel on it and looks thin. What will happen if I lose a layer of dentin. Can't have crown I've got swollen gum?

2 separate problems: 1. Gum disease. This is a serious problem, which should be checked and treated by a dentist. 2. When enamel damaged, the tooth is more susceptible to cavities. There are variety of options to fix lost enamel to protect dentine: for small erosion bonding is used. If the enamel loss is significant, full crown maybe a solution. See your dentist ASAP. ...Read more

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I have recently noticed slight whitening of the gum between two of my bottom teeth. It's sore to brush and looks slightly inflamed. I brush regularly?

I have recently noticed slight whitening of the gum between two of my bottom teeth. It's sore to brush and looks slightly inflamed. I brush regularly?

Two choices: You have two choices. Wait it out and hope that it goes away within a week or two. This is very possible if it's nothing more than an irritation. Keep it clean with proper brushing and flossing. You can also rinse with water and 3% hydrogen peroxide diluted 1:1. Or. See a dentist for an evaluation. We can only guess what it is over the internet not having the ability to actually see it. ...Read more

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What can cause alloderm graft failure? I am thinking about alloderm for esthetic dental work, following advise by my dentist. I need a gum graft on my front two bottom teeth. He explained the procedure to me, it looks pretty safe but he mentioned that gra

What can cause alloderm graft failure? I am thinking about alloderm for esthetic dental work, following advise by my dentist. I need a gum graft on my front two bottom teeth. He explained the procedure to me, it looks pretty safe but he mentioned that gra

What is your goal?: Is your goal to add gum or connective tissue below the recession or cover exposed root. The answer to this question will determine the technique and graft material. Covering avascular root surface is not 100% predictable no matter what technique is used. ...Read more

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Looks like gum is being eaten away above my tooth. What is this disease?

Looks like gum is being eaten away above my tooth. What is this disease?

Gum loss: This requires a personal one on one clinical exam to determine, along with some x-rays. We can't diagnose patients over the internet with minimal information and no x-rays\photos. It might be as simple as gum recession or something more serious and complex. Set up an appointment with a local dentist. ...Read more

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Looks like piece of my back moler tooth broke off. No pain. What should I do?

Visit a Dentist: Treatment for a broken or chipped tooth will depend on how severely it is damaged. Visit your dentist ASAP. ...Read more

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My upper lateral incisors just fell out and was told that it was my adult tooth. But I see something white which looks like another tooth growing?

My upper lateral incisors just fell out and was told that it was my adult tooth. But I see something white which looks like another tooth growing?

How old are you?: Who told you it was the adult tooth?

You may have had an overly retained baby tooth, but no o ne over the internet would be able to tell you for sure. Your local dentist will have the answers you seek. ...Read more

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Daughters bottom tooth fell out, new tooth growing in the back not middle like should, tooth next to it hasn't fallen off but tooth is growing In back?

Daughters bottom tooth fell out, new tooth growing in the back not middle like should, tooth next to it hasn't fallen off but tooth is growing In back?

Crowding: Sounds like your daughter has jaw size that's too small for tooth size. Jaws don't grow in the front, only the back, so don't expect her to grow out of it. For best advice have her examined by a fully qualified Orthodontic Specialist. Initial exam usually free. Go find out what's going on. ...Read more

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If you could take a look at my picture I have listed. I would just like to confirm it looks more like a fungus/boil. It is soar to touch and located o?

If you could take a look at my picture I have listed. I would just like to confirm it looks more like a fungus/boil. It is soar to touch and located o?

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I have a filling in my tooth and it looks like it turned black, what could that mean?

Get it checked: If tooth colored fill is getting black. Can mean cavity or staining or sometimes could be a existing silver fill can look dark as it can get tarnished with time. So is does not mean that it would have a cavity. Best would be to get checked by dentist. ...Read more

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I have a bone with s tooth like appearance, impacted into my left sinus passages. I am scared to get operated on. What do I do. Help please?

I have a bone with s tooth like appearance, impacted into my left sinus passages. I am scared to get operated on. What do I do. Help please?

Don't worry!: If you have no symptoms now then it is not urgent. However, there are many qualified oral surgeons and periodontists that would take care of your situation. Just do some homework and you'll find the right person for the task. ...Read more

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Front tooth looks like something scraped it, it's not chipped as in a peice is missing it's just scratched and noticeable, at least to me. Options?

Front tooth looks like something scraped it, it's not chipped as in a peice is missing it's just scratched and noticeable, at least to me. Options?

Lots: Depending on the severity of the damage, your Dentist has many solutions. Some are enamelplasty (reshaping), bonding, veneers, crowns, just to name some options. See your Dentist for an examination and suggestion as to the best alternative to resolve your problem. ...Read more

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Will I need a new crown if the porcelain crown on my tooth has a crack in it and looks like it might break?

Will I need a new crown if the porcelain crown on my tooth has a crack in it and looks like it might break?

Of course, new: Dental crowns can break, or more precisely the porcelain component of one may fracture. It will need to be replaced with a new one. ...Read more

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It feels like my four year old is growing a new tooth, bottom right, is this normal? How can I help with pain?

It feels like my four year old is growing a new tooth, bottom right, is this normal? How can I help with pain?

Yes.: Children's tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin can help. Simple warm water (not hot--check heat like formula--back of hand and no sugar or sweetener so as not to cause decay) to sip on can be comforting. Pain will pass soon. If lasts more than 3 days, call pediatrician. ...Read more

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1 of my friend have white spots around the anus and it looks like fungus. What does it mean? She applied dermasone0.025 %

1 of my friend have white spots around the anus and it looks like fungus. What does it mean? She applied dermasone0.025 %

Maybe fungus?: "white spots" can certainly be a yeast infection in the skin but can be many other problems. Dermasone is a steroid and can make any kind of infection worse. If that occurs see your doctor. ...Read more

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Have bonded retainer. Top front tooth looks like it's pushed out a little. If retainers gets adjusted, will it fix it back in place?

Have bonded retainer. Top front tooth looks like it's pushed out a little. If retainers gets adjusted, will it fix it back in place?

Bonded retainer: If a tooth has moved, the retainer may have fractured.
See your orthodontist to have the retainer and your tooth alignment checked. ...Read more