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No Molars On One Side
I'm missing 2 molars on one side and 2 molars on the other side bottoms. Are partial dentures comfortable? Pros and cons.
Partial dentures: Most patients find partial dentures uncomfortable and not natural. They generally are recommended only when one cannot afford other fixed restorative options such as fixed bridges or implant supported teeth. Also an option when there is insufficient bone to support implants or sound natural teeth to anchor a fixed bridge. They move, food gets under them, they are bulky, and stress the other teeth ...Read more
The permanent molars occupy the most posterior portion of the dental arch. They are the primary grinding teeth in the mouth. Adult humans have twelve molars, in four groups of three at the back of the mouth. The third, rearmost molar in each group is called a wisdom tooth. It is the last tooth to appear, breaking through the gum tissue at about ...Read more
Its been 10 days since ive had impacted wisdom teeth removed. The molars on one side are suddenly excrutiatingly sensitive to cold, and throb.
No relation: No relation to 3rd molar extraction. Sensitivity may be due to cavities, fractures, gum recession, faulty and traumatic occlusion, or other causes. Please see your Dentist before this gets worse. ...Read more
When I bite down my molars hurt -one side more than the other. Have no wisdom teeth and use a night guard. What's going on?
Evaluation: Have them evaluated by a local dentist to see what treatment they need. ...Read more
I recently got my teeth extracted almost 2 weeks ago, I also have supernumerary but my 1st molars are loose on one side what can I do to help my loose?
Loose teeth: Are the loose teeth adjacent to the recent extractions? A dentist needs to clinically see you along with x-rays of the area to determine if the loose teeth are related to the extractions and will tighten on their own or due to something else such as periodontal (gum) disease. Discuss with the dentist who has been treating you. ...Read more
I have a small painfull (only when I press on it with my tongue) bump on my upper hard palette by my molars. Today got one on other side?
Wisdom teeth?: Really hard to tell without an examination with radiographs. Your best bet is to have it checked by your dentist... make the call. ...Read more
Dental x-rays look fine but molars hurt when I chew. One in particular (a crown) is pretty sensitive but both sides hurt...Why?
2 days ago I had a root canal on one of my right upper molars and now I have pain on the left side and ear. Could it be related or something else?
Lost a tooth now it hurts and is swelling, what should I do? I lost one of my perminant molars in the left side about a year ago. After it slowly chipped away. I fear there is still some tooth left in there and its giving me unbearable pain. Its swelling
this sounds like you need some help, and quick. I would urge you to go today to a dentist. Infections are not only painful, they can lead to a body wide infection that in rare instances is life threatening. Get the rest of that tooth out!
hope this is helpful,
michael i. Wollock, dmd, agd fellow
dentistry at suburban square
610-649-0313. ...Read more
The first and second molar on one side of a 62 year old woman's upper jaw have been decaying and now it has started in the lower jaw as well, with the first and second molars decaying. It has been occuring for over the last tenyears. What could be the pos
So difficult to answer your question, sight unseen.
Possible reasons are deep fillings/cavities and/or grinding (bruxism). ...Read more
I have a cavity/ hole on one of my molars on the upper right pof my mouth. I'm feeling it on the top right side of my brain. What could be wrong?
What do you advise if I'm getting root canal treatment on one of my bottom right hand side molars?
See Ednodontist: They do these all day long and are very efficient and best equipped to handle this atraumatically. ...Read more
Can more than one salivary gland be blocked at once. I have a lump on my cheek upper molars and a lump inside right side of tongue. Inside and it smal?
Yes: You have many salivary glands, some are very small and not normally palpable. Several can get enlarged at the same time. ...Read more
I woke up with a sore area around one of my back molars and I spotted a black dot in the middle of the groove along the side of the tooth. Is it a cavity? If yes, what are the chances of me needing a root canal done? And will it worsen quickly (as my dent
I have earache and tender to touch jaw and numbness on the left side. I don't have toothache but may possibly have a root canal on one of the molars.?
This may or may not be a dental issue. With numbness occurring, you don't want to wait. Please call a dentist asap who can do an exam, see if it is a dental issue and if not dental refer you to someone who can help you. Good luck and don't wait.
As I previously indicated, make an appointment asap! ...Read more
How can I stop the pain I'm having in my tooth, I have a broken tooth in the back of my mouth and it's hurting terribly the tooth is at the bottom left side one of my molars I think, I don't have any insurance coverage so I can't go to a dentist to have I
SmileSaver Dental: Teeth are very strong, but a broken tooth is not uncommon. Your dentist can figure out if the break was caused by a cavity, and if the tooth's nerve is in danger. In any case is a treatable condition. For only a few dollars per month, SmileSaver makes it easy to get the affordable dental care you need. ...Read more
Tender parotid one side after dental cleaning last week. No cavities but I have some tenderness flossing behind back lower molars. Infection?
Possible.: Possible infection. Return to DDS for evaluation. Parotid area should not be sore after a cleaning. You may have an independent problem. ...Read more
Tenderness at bottom right side of the throat in one main spot. Accompanied by ear pain and discomfort under molars all on right side. Thoughts?
I have a lump in cheek upper molars and 1 inside the tongue. I had a sore throat now its gone. Now one side of neck feels weird. All has happen in 9 days?
feel pain behind left ear left upper jaw my throat having difficulty in swallowing and my face goes to one side ever since I had molar tooth removed?
TMJ disorder: Temporo-mandibular disorder is the second most frequent cause of orofacial pain after dental pain. Earache, neck stiffness or neck pain, difficulty to swallow, headache and jaw pain are common symptoms. Proper diagnosis is the key to the successful treatment. See an orofacial pain practitioner for a consultation and management of the TMJ. ...Read more
Possible cavity: But that's only a guess. You want a definitive answer... And you'll get that after a local dentist examines the tooth together with a radiograph. ...Read more
Please explain why might two molars on the left, one upper and one lower gotten suddenly become very sensitive and painful?
Tooth pain: So many unanswered questions. How long since you saw a dentist and had x-rays and an exam to check for cavities? Do you have sinus/allergy issues? (increased pressure in the sinus can cause increased pressure on the upper tooth, causing more pressure on the lower. Are you grinding your teeth? Did you bite into something hard unexpectedly, thereby bruising the teeth? . Have you been chewing on ice? ...Read more
Alternative: Your dentist can give you an opinion. With the development of strong porcelains, crowns can almost always be avoided today. Ask about porcelain onlays as an alternative to crowns. Not only are they more attractive, they also leave more of you own tooth. They can be made chairside in a single visit with the use of a computerized process called cerec. ...Read more
Missing teeth: Over the years, I have seen patients who have no teeth able to eat. I have also seen dogs with three legs walk. It certainly is not an ideal situation. It is always better to replace missing teeth if possible. It effects your nutrition, dental health, medical health, self esteem, etc. Discuss replacement options with your own dentist. ...Read more
I am 53 and got three molars sealed today but one feels too high will this resolve on its own? I am able to eat without problems.
It will: The sealant will be worn away quite shortly (but it will still protect the pits and fissures it was applied to). ...Read more
A piece of one of my molars has broken off after accidentally biting a hard peppercorn. It hurt at the time but feels fine now, what should I do?
Exam: The usual situation is that you have an area of decay in the tooth that eroded the supporting dentin under the surface enamel. Once sufficient pressure was applied to the unsupported enamel, it snapped off. If you wait long enough, the only option will eventually become extraction. Get it looked at by a dentist to assess your options asap. ...Read more
I just got one of my top molars extracted Monday. I have been eating soft foods. It is now Thursday, when can I eat real food?
No set time.:
Take it easy and start with food that is not likely to cut your tender new skin. Mostly chew on your other side and think about your tongue moving chewed food to the affected side. You will build up confidence if there is no pain or bleeding.
An 18 yo healthy, well nourished, non smoker should heal pretty fast. I encourage everybody with wound healing issues to not smoke.: http://www. Awma. Com. Au/journal/1403_01.pdf ...Read more
I have a very small, non black hole on my bottom molars and they are in corresponding places on both sides. Are they cavaties? Non painful
Could be cavity:
The chewing surfaces of the back teeth are the most likely area to have decay. It may be stain, early cavity, or a cavity that has not reached the sensitive parts of the tooth.
By the time a cavity hurts its usually means that a root canal is needed.
Get this checked out before its an issue. If its not a cavity the grooves and pits can be sealed so its less likely to get a cavity ...Read more
Son's 2nd molars are in. Dr saw holes/pits (not cavities) on buccal side and recommend it to be filled? Is it necessary since there is no decay?
Necessary?: How is necessary defined? Anyway, pits have a high tendency to decay early treatment is preferable for long term life of the tooth and filling. Less invasive the better. If your child has a history of dental caries and the pit is suspicious a fill is in order. If he has no caries or few a sealant restoration may be sufficient. ...Read more