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Pain Between Nose Cheek And Canine Tooth
Got a upper canine tooth abcess today which I will treat tomorrow. Nose started to be dry and itchy since 1week ago, can that be cuz of the tooth? Thanks
Possibly: An infection from your maxillary teeth draining into the bone or sinus could cause those symptoms. All the best... ...Read more
I have flap of skin that has formed a little bit behind my canine tooth that connects my gums to the top of my cheek, it is also very sore.
Dentist: Let your dentist have a look at it. It needs attention. Keep your mouth clean and rinsed. All the best. ...Read more
Call your OS: Notify your oral surgeon if you bleed from your nose after mpacted canine tooth extraction. ...Read more
See an Orthodontist: Start by seeing an orthodontist for a consult. At least ask your own general dentist. ...Read more
Is it sharp?: A sharp canine sometimes induces the tongue to go to the area to "pad" the sharp edge. Ask your dentist to reshape or smooth out the canine if this is the case. Do we have tongue biting during function (eating or chewing or swallowing)? Is your canine erupted in the wrong position (ectopic eruption)? Minor tooth movement with aligner sometimes can help to change the position. ...Read more
Is it safe to have braces if I have a buried upper canine tooth and a lower canine that erupted behind my incisor?
YES: Not only safe, it is the only means by which you will be able to correct these problems. Good luck! ...Read more
My gums are swelled. Right at the bottom of my canine tooth and between it and my lateral incisor. It's making my tooth feel loose. Help?
Either: This is either from a traumatic injury or you have a food particle (like poppy seed, raspberry seed, etc) caught under the gum between those 2 teeth. If food, try floss then rinse with colgate peroxyl rinse. Swelling should go down within 24 hours, otherwise see your dentist to x-ray and evaluate. ...Read more
For 2 days, my lower canine tooth has severe constant/dull pain and sensitivity to pressure/tapping. Xrays show nothing wrong. What should I do?
Trauma or fracture: If to cavity, no gum disease, and tooth sensitive to percussion, may be traumatic occlusion or fracture which may not have vislualization on an x-ray. If teeth out of alignment and canine in hyperfunction it can demonstrate the symptoms you describe. If toot is fractured, may not be seen on x-ray. Ask your dentist to check your occlusion and possibly refer you to an endodontist. ...Read more
I have a lower gum on my lower left canine tooth. I just saw a dentist for my cleaning and check up just 5 months agoand he said all was good. What should I do?
Probably o k:
Gum recession can be common.
If the gums are not inflamed, and recession is minimal, don't fret.
However if the recession is more severe, see a gum specialist to address why the gum has receded. ...Read more
Depends: The decision on what to do with or for an impacted or unerupted canine depends on the position and development of the tooth, age of the patient, and what you want to achieve esthetically. An orthodontic evaluation would be recommended to discuss treatment options available. ...Read more
Cuspid: The canine tooth is normally called the cuspid tooth. Starting with the front two teeth, it is the third one back. The name, canine, comes from the prominent fang tooth in a dog's mouth. ...Read more
Leave it alone: It is best to let a child lose his or her teeth naturally. Yanking a tooth out too early can cause problems such as bleeding, pain, and infection. Let the child wiggle the tooth around as he/she sees fit and it will fall out eventually. If the tooth is extremely loose, you may use a clean, damp piece of gauze and tug firmly. If it doesn't come out, leave it. ...Read more
What to do if I have a small canine tooth and I'm not sure if it is an adult tooth, I really don't like my smile and I'm not sure what to do?
Periapical x-ray and examination by your dentist will determine if it is a permanent tooth and what kind of the treatment is needed. The good news is there is always a solution in your situation.
Take care. ...Read more
Not much: An impacted canine is a tooth that does not erupt into the mouth. It is up in the bone. In most situations, you won't know you have one unless you have an x-ray taken. In most situations, the baby canine does not fall out. The only way to get the impacted tooth in is to see an orthodontist for orthodontic treatment and an oral surgeon for exposure of the tooth. ...Read more
Impacted canine: If it is impacted, probably never (at least without the help of an oral surgeon and orthodontist. There are techniques to bring an impacted canine tooth into place. If you are truly 32 years old as your info suggests, I will change that "probably never" to "nope! " in any case you can discuss treatment options if you are concerned about the aesthetics (or health of your adjacent teeth). ...Read more
Possibly: Impacted canines can sometimes be guided into place with orthodontic manipulation. See a dentist for an evaluation. ...Read more
I have a bony exostosis above my canine tooth. It doesn't hurt but I can feel it, like a little pressure. Normal?
It is normal: The exostosis is a benign overgrowth of bone and no treatment is recommended. ...Read more
Is the only problem with gum recession the sensitivity or is there more things to be worried about? It's only on one canine tooth. I'm 28
Problem: If you're losing gum, you are also losing bone support. See your Dentist and ask if a consultation (initial examination usually free) with an Orthodontist and or a Periodontist is in order. At 28 you should not be losing gum/bone. ...Read more
I chipped my left lower canine tooth that has a little bite of sensitivity and I was wondering when I go to the dentist what they will say and do?
Sensitivity: First your Dentist will determine cause of sensitivity. Could be from chip, gum recession, occlusal trauma, etc. Then your Dentist will determine the appropriate treatment. If it's from a small chip. A simple filling may resolve the sensitivity. Go now. Easier to fix small problem than bigger one. ...Read more
Daughter recently got a baby canine tooth pulled. The baby tooth was predicted to come in within three months and still no tooth. What should I do?
See your dentist: For evaluation and x-ray. Many times, a permanent tooth will not come through the gum normally and exposure of the tooth is warranted. ...Read more
How much does the canine tooth affect speech? My left canine is pretty crooked inward. But my speech therapist says I speak perfectly?
Listen: Listen to your speech therapist. He/she's the expert. But also have your occlusion examined by a fully qualified Orthodontic Specialist. If your canine is out of position you may have a narrow upper jaw which affects speech, or occlusion problems that can lead to tooth, bone, jaw joint problems. Initial examinations iat most Orthodontist's offices are complimentary. ...Read more
Do receding gums grow back? What can you do to make them grow back on one tooth. Trying to preserve my teeth. The canine tooth is receding sensitive.
Localized gum disease? I have a small section of very swollen gum around my right canine tooth. Is this some kind of very localized gum disease or could it be something else? .
Hello doctor, please help me out...i'm 19 years old and my right canine tooth is loose, it makes me really uncomfortable. I don't know what to do. Please give me some advice on what to do.
Go see your dentist: When it comes to your teeth, best advice is to brush & floss regularly (or at least those you want to keep!). And when it comes to something wrong w/your teeth, best advice is to go see your dentist. ...Read more
Phone call: The canine teeth are some of the longest in your mouth. A dentist has the experience and instruments to do it correctly. If you try it and fail (which you most likely will), you will be in worse shape than you started and you will still need to see a dentist. Make the call for an appointment. ...Read more
See dentist: Sometimes trauma can be worse than it appears. How old is he. If he's a child and it's his baby tooth he'll lose the tooth around 11 years of age. If he's a you c adult is recommend seeing a dentist so it can be determined if there has been damage to the tooth (ie cracks, nerve damage etc) which can then be properly addressed. ...Read more