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Is stainless steel crowns safe?My son (3 yrs old)just recently have his 2 front teeth covered with ss.I just found out now about health issue on ssc.
Baby teeth: These crowns are safe and are commonly used when there is significant decay in baby teeth. The best thing that you can do for your son's oral health is to concentrate on improving his diet. Reduce sugary drinks and foods. Brush his teeth at least twice a day. Continue regular dental care. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I just noticed a greyish/ white patch on my upper gums. It is right above the part of my teeth covered by gums. It is NOT painful. Should I be worried?
I'm not sure if I have an overbite. My top teeth cover a little more than half of my bottom teeth. Also, I sometimes get jaw pain where it feels like my jaw muscles are being over stretched. Is this something I should maybe see and orthodontist about?
Depends on you: Decorative grills are a fad that does not represent health or life-like beauty. In fact it disguises it. However, if that's your thing, and your teeth and gums are healthy, then a removable grill might be best. Ceramic crowns or bridges can be used if there is an indication such as esthetically unattractive, broken, nonvital, or highly filled teeth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The lower widom teeth are covered 50% by gums. The gums are painfull and have started to ooze puss when pressed, what shall be done?
Likely removal: Control of infection with antibiotics and evaluation of wisdom teeth for removal. Most likely they will need to be removed, but that is based upon the angle of the teeth and whether or not there is room enough in your mouth for them to erupt and serve a function if they do. Your dentist can evaluate those factors and discuss it with you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How can I have a severe overbite corrected? My top teeth completely cover my bottom teeth, and I have a severe overbite of 9 mm. I've been told that braces alone might not be able to fix this. What else is there that i could do?
See Orthodontist: There are many choices available to the Orthodontic Specialist, depending on the complexity of your malocclusion. These include, but are not limited to: intrusive mechanics, temporary anchorage appliances, orthographic surgery, esthetic recontouring, corticotomy, sectional mechanics, intrusion arches, etc. seek consultation with Orthodontic Specialist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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