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Orthodontist Near Me
An orthodontist is a dentist who has had additional years of schooling in the discipline of facial and oral structures. They use braces and appliances to align the jaws and teeth for proper form and function. Straighter teeth not only look good, but also allow better oral hygiene, less periodontal ...Read more
Try dental school...: During dental school or orthodontic training, students must learn on real patients. While patients such as yourself may be that dental student's first customer--there is an experienced professor carefully advising /overseeing the care provided to you. Yet due to some inconvenience since the actual procedure/bracing may take longer due to student inexperience, service fees are typically discounted. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Hello, please tell me why my grandmother gets numbness in the upper lip when she's wearing her denture? (upper jaw denture)
Needs adjustment.: Numbness most likely is from too much pressure on the tissue under the lip. A simple denture adjustment fixes that. A less likely possibility is an allergy to the material the denture is made of. A visit to the dentist will be needed to determine which cause it is and to take the proper steps ti remedy. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Move it!: A dentist can do four things for a crooked tooth: 1-ignore it; 2- remove it; 3-restore it ( change it's shape with bonding or a porcelain crown/veneer); or 4- move it with orthodontics. If s/he is trained in orthodontics, it can be done in your dentist's office. If not trained, s/he can refer you to the most competent specialist in your area. Your dentist will know who will care for you best. ...Read more
Some discomfort: Wisdom teeth removal can cause pain afterwards for one or more days. There could be some swelling and some residual bleeding. Infection could also occur in or around the extraction sockets. Your dentist can help you manage the pain and infection with medication. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Relocate the ring: Your orthodontist may repositioning the ring so it is not submerged into the gum. He also may change it to bonded molar tube and eliminate the ring. Many times, he may elect to remove the ring and treating the gum by either laser, cut back the gum to allow more clearance of the ring away from gingiva. ...Read more
Hi docs, would my teeth with gum recession come out when the orthodontist does an impression for my retainer?
Can you tell me about post filling: can anyone explain my gums swelling and area where my jaw connects to my neck hurting when I swallow or open my mouth?
Ask your dentist: Removing teeth can cost upto several hundred dollars depending on the cause for which teeth are removed. Simple extrations or removal can cost anywhere around $130-$150 while broken roots and teeth which require bone grafting after removal can cost almost 2-3 times that amount. Your best bet is to ask your dentist to quote you the expected fee and procedure. The more informed you are, the better. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Dental exam: See a dentist and you can find out what can be done to make your teeth look better. Sometines it is braces but there are other things that can be done to improve your appearance. A dintist will do a complete evaluation and give you your options. Good luck and hopefully you will be smiling soon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My orthodontist wants me to double my elastics for my cross bite (it shifted left) which side do I double?
No...: You're 49, right ? You're not going to grow a third set of teeth. The canines are the longest tooth in your mouth, an one o the last teeth to go in an elderly person. You should see a dentist if any of your teeth are loose. ...Read more
Please resubmit...: I'm sorry, but the question is not clear. Were you given a box of elastics to use on your front teeth but not sure what to do? Or did your dentist place some elastics on your front teeth but you are not clear on why? Please re-submit your answer. Once your answer is clear, we may be able to help you. ...Read more
Would the guy who removes my wisdom teeth let me keep my tongue retainer in during the operation?
Up to the surgeon: That would be a decision for the surgeon who is removing your wisdom teeth. It would generally be better if it were not there for the surgery as you are more likely to have some accidental injury to your tongue. Discuss the issue with your surgeon. Consider getting rid of it altogether as you are more prone to infections and breaking your teeth. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers