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Should I Get Dental Sealant For My Molars
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
Can adults have dental sealants applied? I know that dental sealants are usually applied on the 6 and 12 year molars, but i never had that done. I have some deep grooves in two of my molars that are just about impossible for me clean. Could I have sealant
How can I have a cavity on a tooth that's been sealed? I found out this week that I have on my first cavity on the top of one of my molars that has a sealant on it. How is that possible?
Is there any assumed guarantee on dental crowns? A few years ago, my former dentist put a crown on one of my molars. Recently, a part of the crown (near the gum line, between teeth) broke off, and food is getting trapped in the resulting gap, causing gum
There : There are no guarantees expressed or implied with any medical procedure, and it is unethical for any health care provider to do so. You do not say how old the crown is, but it is possible that something is breaking down under the crown. It could also be that nothing broke off, but in fact, you have a bone loss in that area resulting in a space and a bacterial/food trap. Was a recent radiograph taken? What did your current dentist tell you? This cannot be left untreated. From your description, and assuming you are correct that something did break off, it could be that a small piece of porcelain chipped off the crown. If the gold coping under the porcelain flexed due to a cavity in that spot, the porcelain could flake off. If there is a cavity, it needs to be taken care of. Even if no cavity, the food and bacteria being trapped will constantly keep the gum tissue in that area inflammed, which can lead to a periodontal defect. You should see your new dentist to determine what exactly the problem is and what would be the proper course of action. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
One of my molars is really bothering me after a dental cleaning. I've had a severe abscess a year ago, not on that tooth tho. Could this be infected?
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?
I brush my teeth everyday and tongue too, but my breath still smells. I aslo haven't been to the dentist in 5 plus years. I can feel a gap between my molars and my gum. I know I have cavities. My teeth are as straight anymore. My upper left lateral is ove
30 yr old: You have not seen a dentist since you were 24 or younger. No home care can prevent the years of tartar, plaque and bacteria - which cause gum disease & cavities. Both need to be addressed. You need to see a dentist for a thorough examination and full mouth radiographs (x-rays) so they may diagnose your exact problem and develop a treatment specific for you to eliminate your dental problems. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Will my molars be in pain if they are in maximum intercupsation but the front teeth and bottom row r are grinded downa little bit?
Will the metal bands placed on my molars hurt as much as the ortho rubber spacers I have in now? Will it feel like something is stuck in my teeth?
It's different: The spacers create room for placement of the bands. They do this by creating pressure and force on your teeth. That is their purpose. Once there is space to place the bands on, the band go on passively.You can expect forces & pressures & some soreness throughout your orthodontic treatment. That's how the teeth are moved. Many of us including myself have gone through it. It's intermittent & not bad. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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