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Mouth And Tooth Diseases In Children
If you have gum disease on one tooth or one area of the mouth, does the disease spread to other teeth?
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
Diseases or cause what looks like a few teeth have grown above the gum, indentation in gum where tooth was, and few diff enamal gone at gum, brushfloss, d?
Many possibilities: Hard to say just from your description but some answers would be periodontal disease, bruxism (teeth grinding), overly agressive tooth brushing are some examples. Either a consult with a general dentist or a periodontist would be a good idea. ...Read more
Do children who are just getting their baby teeth need to see the dentist as often as adults? Our daughter just got her first tooth and I'm going to schedule her first visit to the dentist, and am wondering if she will also need to see the dentist every s
Yes: Children and adults should be seen every 6 months. Cranio-facial growth and development has to be monitored. Also, because the enamel in baby teeth is thinner and structured differently than permanent tooth enamel, if a cavity starts it can progress very rapidly. Dentist will want to monitor oral hygiene, sealants, fluoride, diet, etc. Good call to make appointment now. ...Read more
Why children can't use electric tooth brush for adults? What will happen if they use adult machine with small head. Does it irritate developing follicle
Why not??: Depends upon the age of the child. Until age 8 or 9, they lack the dexterity to safely and effectively clean their own teeth--so we must rely on the parents. Unfortunately, oftentimes, they aren't all that helpful either! I have used floss followed by a sonicare to clean my son's teeth every night since he was 3 years old--before that we did it manually. He has no dental issues related to disease. ...Read more
If someone has teeth that have been bad for years an have recurring tooth aches/abscesses can it cause sinus problem even brain and other disorders? I have no insurance?
Yes, it is possible: A large enough oral infection that is left untreated or even a smaller infection in an immune compromised person can lead to complications that could cause death. Untreated oral infections, such as periodontal disease, have also been shown to increase the risk of heart attack and stroke in otherwise healthy people. ...Read more
Can the extraction of an upper back molar tooth without bone grafting that resulted in a sinus droop commonly lead to a TMJ disorder?
Can baby teeth in children come in higher than they're supposed to? The baby left eye tooth of our son looks like it's coming in far higher up the gum than his other teeth. Is this something that happens often, and do we need to see a dentist about it? Do
This: This is not unusual. In most cases the tooth will eventually achieve its final ideal position. However, in rare instances a tooth develops in a less than ideal position because of a supernumery (extra) tooth or cyst (as two possibilities) that prevents the tooth from following an ideal eruption pattern. A dental exam and appropriate xray can rule out any abnormalities that might be causative of this disruption. ...Read more
I have severe tooth decay from GERD and several chronic illness. Should I get all my teeth pulled? I have diabetes, hypertension, GERD and have had 5 back surgeries. I developed gum disease I assume because of my diabetes and not being able to get treatm
Not so fast: I would suggest a consultation with a periodontist and a restorative dentist to get a treatment plan. ...Read more
Bad Dentition: Yes. This is in no way the normal situation in humans. You must get to the dentist and learn how to take care of your teeth! ...Read more
How to go about preventing, diagnosing and treating diseases, injuries and malformations of the teeth, jaws and mouth?
The answer: The answer to your question is much too broad and cannot be answered in the limited space allowed us. Please research these subjects on your own and then if you have specific questions or need clarification, I'm sure there are many dentists on this website who would love to help you. ...Read more
A mosquito entered my mouth but I immediately got it out and wahsed my mouth several times and brushed my teeth so can I get any disease from it?
Don't worry: You should be OKGet a more detailed answer ›
Can I get a disease from an unethical dentist placing someone elses rotten teeth in my mouth without my consent while I under? I recently stayed at a place that claimed that they help homeless people with shelter. There was a sign up that said that the p
You: You clearly sound very upset about this. I am concerned about the health of your teeth, but am also concerned about your mental health. It is possible for an individual to perpetually think that others are out to harm him or her. Granted, there are dangers in the world but some people are more apt to see things as threatening or dangerous. Have you received mental health care in the past? This would likely benefit you. ...Read more
The gums on the bottom left side of my mouth hurt and bleed when I brush my teeth. Could it be some oral disease?
My front teeth ache, I have no cavities, no diseases of the mouth, and have been using a night guard. What could it be?
Many things: Without an examination any suggestion is just a shot in the dark. It could be trauma from when you were 15 years old, it could be continued trauma from your bite, it could be dens in dente. It is impossible to say over the internet. ...Read more
White roof of mouth white pus pockets in upper guns round white circles in cheeks gum disease in lower teeth lost one another ready to fall out.
My mother has periodontal disease, it's pretty serious but she has not lost any teeth yet, can removing all of her teeth fix the very bad mouth odor?
Treatment plan: Speak to your general dentist and or periodontist for a complete evaluation and treatment plan prior to the extraction of any teeth. ...Read more
Are children more sensitive to fluoride than adults? My child drinks fluoridated water and uses toothpaste and mouth rinse with fluoride, as I do. Is this too much for his baby teeth? .
Be careful: Children are not allowed to use adult tooth paste because of content is being not appropriate for children's health norms. Using excessive amount of Fluoride is not only going to create problems with the teeth, but also may affect the whole bone system. It makes bone structure much more brittle and teeth discolored. In some cases just fluoridated water is sufficient in providing necessary units. ...Read more
Do you know why the top of my mouth is yellow? And I'm scared about going to the dentist in case I have something like gum disease., I'm 18 and my teeth are also yellowish and the back of my bottom teeth are yellow with black bits but only visible whe
Multiple Issues: So hard diagnose these things over the internet, especially without being able to examine you. But a local dentist can. You're an adult now, no need to be scared. If you have a problem, it will only get worse without treatment. Seek the help of a local dentist. ...Read more
Rotten teeth: In addition to the expected pain and swelling, decayed teeth can cause infections that result in loss of bone, affect adjacent teeth, spread to other parts of the body causing serious complications and have actually been known to cause death. I personally know of several cases. Nothing to fool around with. Seek treatment right away. ...Read more
Can't explain: Without having a one on one clinical exam and x-rays. See your own dentist to find out why and what to do about it. ...Read more
Please get this: Evaluated by a dentist promptly. This could cause infection of contiguous structures. Don't wait on this one. ...Read more
I was hit in the mouth and now front adult tooth has a broken crown and uneven. What should I do?
See a dentist:
Well if is doesn't hurt and you are happy with the look. Do nothing. Otherwise see a dentist have it smoothed off, a filling placed, a veneer placed, or a crown placed.
Also the dentist can check to see if the root has been damaged. Even if the root is not damaged, the tooth could need root canal therapy years later as a result of the trauma. ...Read more
I was knocked in the mouth and I feel like my front tooth is lose, also there's slight pain. Will I lose my tooth?
Must see dentist: See dentist so can treat before gets worse. It is possible to treat as of now.. ...Read more
Every time I close my mouth, the place where I have my tooth patch feel hurt. I have just changed the patch 1 years ago.
Tooth patch: Tooth patch is a new term for me. But I suspect that it is a provisional filling. These are not meant to last more than 30 days. Yours has lasted a year. It may hurt as the "patch"' has loosened and may be pinching your gum. Have a definitive restoration place in you tooth...not another patch. ...Read more
Depends: More information is needed. Your age the location of the extra tooth in the mouth. Before any proper answer can be given. ...Read more
Highly Unlikely: A guard which fits adequately & is worn only a few hours a day (or night) cannot move your teeth. However, an ill-fitting (non-professional) guard can move your teeth, especially if it's worn a significant amount of time. Guards which don't cover all your teeth in one arch or which don't have contact will all opposing teeth can cause some movement also if worn too much. Get a professional one. ...Read more
Rare occasions: Proximity of tooth removed to mandibular and mental nerve can cause damage. Nerve damage can be reversible to irreversible. If your senses or feeling does not return within 6 months to a year, the damage could be permanent. There's a chance feeling can return after a year or so but percentage is low. ...Read more
Store bought: Store bought generic mouth guards might be better than nothing for protection in contact sports, but do not offer the best protection, nor are they as comfortable. Consider a dentist fabricated custom one as a significantly better alternative. For players who spend so much money and time in sports, the additional cost is well worth it. Even generic should not change alignment 4 amount of time worn. ...Read more
Abcessed Tooth: If an abcessed tooth starts to drain in your mouth that is a good thing. Once drainge occurrs, the discomfort should lessen. You can rinse your mouth with warm salt water. Please see a dentist to have your tooth treated. ...Read more