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Can you tell me if i could move my wisdom teeth closer to my front bottom teeth?

Can you tell me if i could move my wisdom teeth closer to my front bottom teeth?

Yes it is possible,: in certain cases to move the wisdom tooth to close a missing tooth space the width of a molar. Ask the orthodontist for more information. ...Read more

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Orthodontics (Definition)

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


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Pls help me find a way to pay! my front upper teeth are protruding?

Pls help me find a way to pay! my front upper teeth are protruding?

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 more

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Hello, please tell me why my grandmother gets numbness in the upper lip when she's wearing her denture? (upper jaw denture)

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 more

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Hi docs! what could my dentist do about my 1 crooked tooth?

Hi docs! what could my dentist do about my 1 crooked tooth?

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

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Please tell me what can I expect when the dentists remove my wisdom teeth?

Please tell me what can I expect when the dentists remove my wisdom teeth?

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 more

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Hi doctors, my braces tooth ring hurts my gums. What can I do?

Hi doctors, my braces tooth ring hurts my gums. What can I do?

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

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Why did the dental assistant tell me I couldn't keep my wisdom teeth? What does she know?

Why did the dental assistant tell me I couldn't keep my wisdom teeth? What does she know?

Medical waste: Extracted teeth are considered to be medical waste and need to be disposed of properly. Also, the teeth are usually broken apart in order to extract them so all you would see is pieces of tooth. ...Read more

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Hi docs, would my teeth with gum recession come out when the orthodontist does an impression for my retainer?

Hi docs, would my teeth with gum recession come out when the orthodontist does an impression for my retainer?

Highly unlikely: However, if you indeed have such short roots, it may be best to not have orthodontic treatment. Discuss with your orthodontist before brackets are placed and look at your pano to understand the health of your root structure. ...Read more

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My contact lens keeps sliding down? What should I do?

My contact lens keeps sliding down? What should I do?

Replace it: Get a new one out of the box. If you are new to these particular contact, you may need a tighter fit. Call your eye care provider. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about a bump right behind jaw bone, below the ear?

Can you tell me about a bump right behind jaw bone, below the ear?

Depends: Depends on duration, pain, movable or not. Could be a parotid tumor. or enlarged TMJ condyle. See ENT doc or oral surgeon for exam/recommendations. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Hard to tell..: ... without examining you and knowing exactly which tooth was worked on and how extensive the restoration if the soft tissue was manipulated in any way. You're under the care of a dentist... ask him/her to take a look. ...Read more

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My dds said I need my 4 front teeth removed. What fees am I in for?

My dds said I need my 4 front teeth removed. What fees am I in for?

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 more

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Can you tell me about dental floss wrapped around brace wire?

Can you tell me about dental floss wrapped around brace wire?

Sounds : Sounds like a bit of floss got caught in all the hardware. Call your Orthodontic Specialist for a an appointment for a quick and easy fix. ...Read more

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Please help me! my teeth look horrible now! orthofill?

Please help me! my teeth look horrible now! orthofill?

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 more

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Can you tell me about bonding to close small gap in front teeth?

Can you tell me about bonding to close small gap in front teeth?

Great Technique: In the right situation (non smoker) direct dental bonding is a very effective painless procedure of lasting value. Case selection is important however and in some cases you may need or want a porcelain laminate restoration instead. ...Read more

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My orthodontist wants me to double my elastics for my cross bite (it shifted left) which side do I double?

My orthodontist wants me to double my elastics for my cross bite (it shifted left) which side do I double?

Ask ur orthodontist: It would not be prudent for anyone to advise you, over the internet, sight unseen, as to how to wear your elastics, especially since you are currently under the care of an orthodontist. Make the call. ...Read more

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Please tell me, are my top canine teeth suppose to fall out?

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

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Needing expert help. I have box elastics on my front teeth?

Needing expert help. I have box elastics on my front teeth?

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

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Would the guy who removes my wisdom teeth let me keep my tongue retainer in during the operation?

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 more

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