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What causes sprained tooth syndrome and how is it usually treated?

What causes sprained tooth syndrome and how is it usually treated?

Tooth Supraeruption: Good day;
There are a multitude of possible causes to sprained tooth syndrome (STS). An underlying tooth infection, tooth grinding (bruxism) even recent dental care are possible factors causing the periodontal ligaments to stretch excessively. A perfect time to contact your dentist for an immediate appointment! ...Read more

Dr. Payam Rafat
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Sprain (Definition)

A sprain is a medical term that describes an injury to soft tissue structures in the area. Common examples are a lumbar sprain, in which you might injure muscles in your back; or an ankle sprain in which you could injure ligaments about the ankle. Sprains can be from mild to severe, and so ...Read more


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Does sprained tooth syndrome or Peridontal ligament strain need a root canal?

Does sprained tooth syndrome or Peridontal ligament strain need a root canal?

No: The ligament that holds the tooth into the bone and the nerve/blood vessel bundle that enters the inside of the tooth are separate and distinct tissues. Trauma can cause damage today that doesn't become evident for months or even years. See your Dentist to establish a post-traumatic incident baseline. ...Read more

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How are tooth filled?

How are tooth filled?

Some details...: All decay is removed, weakened tooth structure is removed, medicated layers may be placed to protect deeper tooth structure, and the surface of the tooth is prepared for filling. Silver fillings have been used for many years. White fillings of plastic are also used and often replace the silver filling materials. If too much tooth structure is involved then a partial or full crown may be needed. ...Read more

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Why is my tooth hurting?

Why is my tooth hurting?

More info needed...: Unless examined, it is impossible to tell over the internet why your tooth is hurting you. Best bet is to see a local dentist. ...Read more

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What is an undercut in tooth?

What is an undercut in tooth?

Concavity: Outer surface of enamel has areas that stick out and others that are recessed, undercut. Dentists often utilize undercuts to provide retention for clasps on partial dentures. ...Read more

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What occurs if I pulled my own tooth?

What occurs if I pulled my own tooth?

Hard to say...: If you did it correctly, you'd be numb, in no discomfort, remove the entire tooth without leaving any pieces behind, not damage any other teeth, tissue, or nerves, avoid an abnormal and painful healing period, and have a rather routine experience. That's what would happen if you pulled your own tooth correctly. Otherwise, go to a dentist. ...Read more

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I have a tooth problem?

I have a tooth problem?

...ok...: I'm not sure I understand your question, but if you have a tooth or gum problem, call your dentist to evaluate the issue and discuss your treatment options. ...Read more

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Will a false tooth whiten?

Probably not: The cosmetic tooth is made of a different substance than your regular teeth. I doubt it would whiten with a tooth whitening product. However, most whitening is gradual... At the point you notice a difference. You can stop the process. And given time, your teeth will stain again. ...Read more

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The top of my tooth is grey?

The top of my tooth is grey?

Grey: Internal or external discoloration? Duration? Exact location? Damage to integrity of tooth? History of Trauma? Please see Dentist for examination/imaging to determine cause then appropriate treatment can be recommended. ...Read more

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Can a broken tooth grow back?

No: Unfortunately a broken tooth cannot grow back. However, in many cases a broken tooth is completely repairable, and can be restored to full function. There are a few lucky animals, such as sharks, that can grow new sets of teeth. ...Read more

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What does tooth erosion mean?

What does tooth erosion mean?

Enamel wear: Tooth erosion means the outer layer of the tooth or enamel is wearing off. If you are being diagnosed with this you should se your dentist. ...Read more

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What does impacted tooth mean?

What does impacted tooth mean?

Impacted tooth: An impacted tooth is a tooth that has not fully erupted into the mouth, and may be partially or totally covered by bone. Some teeth are vertically impacted and some are horizontally impacted.

Most impacted teeth are usually 3rd molars (wisdom teeth), but other teeth can also be impacted. ...Read more

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Loose tooth on kids dangerous?

Loose tooth on kids dangerous?

Depends: There is a concern with very loose teeth. The chance that the infant or child might inhale a loose tooth into the windpipe has pushed some to recommend their removal. Most do not meet the level of loosness needed for this problem to occur. ...Read more

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How to control my sweet tooth?

How to control my sweet tooth?

Sweet tooth..: Who doesn't like sweet things? :) it just tastes so good.

But it does have it cons. Here're some tips:

waiting too long between meals can create cravings, so eat regularly. Combine foods with healthy choice combinations. Reach for fruit as often as you can. If all else fails, you can still give in a little - try to eat only a tiny bit of what you're craving. ...Read more

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What is a boney impacted tooth?

What is a boney impacted tooth?

Tooth in bone: A bony-impacted tooth is a tooth that you cannot see when you look inside your mouth. This tooth is trapped in the bone underneath the gums. Wisdom teeth and upper cuspid teeth are the most common teeth to be bony-impacted. These wisdom are usually extracted. Cuspid teeth like this are usually exposed by oral surgery and then pulled down by a chain hooked to orthodontic braces. ...Read more

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What can cause tooth/gum video?

What can cause tooth/gum video?

Video?: Please elaborate... I've never heard of tooth or gum video... ...Read more

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How is crowning done on a tooth?

How is crowning done on a tooth?

See below: A compromised tooth (fracture, failing old filling) may need to be covered and protected by a crown. First, there must be enuf healthy tooth as a foundation. It may be necessary to do a "core buildup". Then the tooth is reduced in all dimensions (ground down if you must), a mold (impression) is taken, and then a crown is custom fabricated to recreate the tooth that was once there. ...Read more

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Can getting a tooth pulled hurt?

Can getting a tooth pulled hurt?

Depends on person: If you do it under local anesthesia you will feel pressure. If you are very anxious, you may think it is pain. If you are a good patient at the dentist, it hopefully will be a non event. ...Read more

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Is a hole in your tooth a cavity?

Is a hole in your tooth a cavity?

Usually.: If you have noticed a change in a particular tooth, ie you have a "hole" that was not present previously, it is most likely caused by decay of the tooth. See a dentist for diagnosis and treatment as soon as possible to prevent pain and possible loss of the tooth. ...Read more

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How to fixvcavity on loose tooth?

How to fixvcavity on loose tooth?

Fix a cavity: You may be developing gum disease which is a loss of bone around the teeth due to bacteria -make sure you see a dentist and be sure they measure around the teeth to check for periodontal disease. Most teeth can be fixed. ...Read more

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Hole in tooth - is this a cavity?

Hole in tooth - is this a cavity?

Cavity: Most likely the hole in your tooth is a cavity. If you can see it it is most likely a large cavity. I recommend you see your dentist asap. If a cavity progress you may get a toothache and infection. ...Read more

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Amalgam being removed from tooth?

Amalgam being removed from tooth?

Problem for DDS: The removal of silver mercury amalgam from teeth really poses an issue for the dental team, not the patient! Dentists are exposed to it all day long! However, I have yet to see a modern study showing the effects of mixing amalgam or removal on a dentist. On the other-hand, maybe that is why I am going bald! ...Read more

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Can peroxide damage tooth enamal?

Can peroxide damage tooth enamal?

No, but. .: Hydrogen peroxide that is specially formulated for 'teeth bleaching' will not damage teeth, but may leave them temporarily sensitive...Just do no try to rinse your mouth with regular over-the-counter hydrogen peroxide! ...Read more

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Can I travel with a loose tooth?

Can I travel with a loose tooth?

Sure: But be careful. A loose tooth may mean an abscessed tooth and you could run into trouble on your trip. ...Read more

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Injured my tooth, can it be saved?

Probably!: Your question isn't very clear but I'm thinking trauma. If you don't see any injury but feel an injury, it may go away or it may not. Come back to this website with a detailed question and hopefully it can be answered better. Best advice: go to your dentist soon after your injury for best outcome. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can a badly broken tooth be fixed?

Can a badly broken tooth be fixed?

Maybe or Maybe not: Yes if there is a sutiable foundational structure. No if there is no supportive structure. ...Read more

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When does a tooth need extraction?

Variety of reasons: Impacted wisdom teeth, supernumerary teeth, broken or damaged by decay, braces treatment, any infections, tumors or bone disease, etc. ...Read more

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What do you do for a broken tooth?

What do you do for a broken tooth?

See a dentist: For evaluation, diagnosis, x-rays and treatment options. If you are in pain from a broken tooth, you may want to take an NSAID or Tylenol (acetaminophen) OTC for pain relieve. ...Read more

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Rotten tooth broke off, what next?

Rotten tooth broke off, what next?

See a dentist: The next thing is to see your dentist and find out. What can be done for your tooth. Without any treatment you are at risk of infection and the pain and problems that go with infections. The longer you wait the more likely it is that you will have infection. So call a dentist. ...Read more

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How much does tooth cleaning cost?

How much does tooth cleaning cost?

Varies: The cost of a dental cleaning caries from city to city and even from practice to practice. Private dental practices are small businesses and have to charge fees in order to pay overhead expenses including paying the hygienist. Some alternative ways to get a less expensive cleaning are to try to get in a local hygiene training program as a patient or to try to become a patient of a dental school. ...Read more