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The surface of my tooth is scuffed up and and as a result dull, from hitting it on something. Can my dentist polish it to make it smooth?

The surface of my tooth is scuffed up and and as a result dull, from hitting it on something. Can my dentist polish it to make it smooth?

Probably Yes: If the tooth is not badly chipped, broken or decayed your dentist can polish the enamel so that it's smooth. If the tooth is decayed or broken, he can repair or replace it. Let us know how it works out. ...Read more

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Can lidocaine be used as a local painkiller, just putting drops on the tooth?

Can lidocaine be used as a local painkiller, just putting drops on the tooth?

Nope: Lidocaine is an injectable anesthetic that changes the way nerves carry electrical impulses.. It is not a topical anesthetic. You will need to see a dentist to treat that painful tooth... The sooner you call, the sooner you will feel better. ...Read more

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Why's there still tartar in between the tooth after having it polished and scaled by the dentist?

Why's there still tartar in between the tooth after having it polished and scaled by the dentist?

Find a new dentist: If its really tartar (calculus) left behind then its time to find a new dentist. To be honest most dentists aren't great at scaling teeth. I would look for a dentist that uses a dental hygienist. I always have a hygienist clean my teeth over a dentist. ...Read more

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Hi please tell if i not go by prophy jet or tooth polish only by using toothpaste n mouthwash mystaining can go? Prophy jet is different from scaling?

Hi please tell if i not go by prophy jet or tooth polish only by using toothpaste n mouthwash mystaining can go? Prophy jet is different from scaling?

Professional Care: The best treatment you can receive for your smile is from a dentist. Toothpaste and mouthwash just won't remove what a dentist can. A prophy jet is different from scaling and root planing... both will help your overall condition. ...Read more

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Please help! does fluoride tooth polish help whiten teeth?

Please help! does fluoride tooth polish help whiten teeth?

Whitening toothpaste: Fluoride toothpastes do not have an active ingredient to whiten teeth. Whitening toothpastes are more abrasive, so they'll remove stains from coffee or tea, but won't whiten your teeth. ...Read more

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Dentist shaved down a double chipped tooth and put in a tooth bonding that is slightly lower than my other front tooth that he polished. I have tmjwhy?

Dentist shaved down a double chipped tooth and put in a tooth bonding that is slightly lower than my other front tooth that he polished. I have tmjwhy?

More info needed: Did you have any TMJ symptoms before? Have you discussed this issue with your dentist? Just by keeping your mouth open wide may trigger some TMJ or muscle pain. If your bite feels uncomfortable or you are unhappy with the length of your teeth or your bite, simple let the dentist know. It sounds like a simple adjustment, if necessary, will resolve your problems. Speak to your dentist. ...Read more

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Dentist on vacation. Few days ago had a gum graft due to recession. There are some drops of blood at the tooth site. Very unusual?

Dentist on vacation. Few days ago had a gum graft due to recession. There are some drops of blood at the tooth site. Very unusual?

Gum graft: It could be the graft moved which caused it to bleed, hard to say without looking at it. Definitely dont eat or touch the area until a dentist looks at it. Also keep it clean w warm salt water or presc rinse ...Read more

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