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Rinse debris: It sounds like pericornitis which is the inflamation of the tissue overlying an erupting tooth.. If food collects under this flap, infection and pain can occur. Rinse thourughly with a diluted solution of peroxide and mouthwash, otc nsaids and clean under the flap arefully. Maintain it clean. If the pain does not go away, see you dentist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
Good decision: Having a dentist remove your wisdom teeth is a wise choice. Any trained dentist can remove teeth, however oral and maxillofacial surgeons usually have more advanced training and experience in removal of impacted wisdom teeth, and may be able to offer you more sedation options or general anesthesia the procedure. You have to be comfortable with the person performing your surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: While store-bought night guards are temporary at best, professionally made night guards are beneficial for most people if made ; used properly will not damage your teeth. Your dentist should evaluate your case specifically because there are many variables. Bring your night guard to your exam/cleaning appointments to make sure it is holding up and clean (the way your dentist made it). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
All wisdoms out, 2 root canals, and I need braces for bruxism. Can I get braces & get wisdom teeth taken out, & root canals with porcelain w/ braces?
Porcelain w/ braces: Generally, when a person needs braces, all of the preliminary work is done first. In your case, the wisdom teeth come out, and the root canals have to be completed. I prefer to wait for the porcelain crowns on the root canal teeth until AFTER THE BRACES are done if there is enough natural tooth structure left following root canal. If not, then it depends on the dentist's judgement how to handle. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Periodontist just told me that my upper side teeth need extraction. So, my canine (eye) tooth remains but all others pulled. Removable denture option?
Tooth replacement: Next to natural teeth, implant supported tooth replacement is the gold standard. There are many types of options in this category although they take the most time and are the most expensive, but most like your own teeth. Removable dentures would be the alternative. You would need more of your own teeth to support a fixed bridge. Discuss with your own dentist and/or see a Prosthodontist for consult ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Inflammation?: How long ago were your wisdom teeth removed? Where is the inflammation? Are you in any pain? Is the inflammation getting better, worse or staying the same? The answers will determine what, if anything needs to be done. See the dentist who removed your teeth for an evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not recommended: If cavities are not properly treated by a dentist before mouth guard is fabricated, they continue to enlarge. Ultimately, an untreated cavity can lead to tooth loss, then the ill-fitting mouth guard can cause soreness and irritation to both remaining teeth and gums. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
No: Teeth want to erupt and to migrate forward, not back, to compensate for the wear we don't give our teeth, but that our pre-historic ancestors did. If you have a malocclusion please see a specialist Orthodontist for an initial examination (usually free) to discuss treatment options. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have a misaligned jaw (receding jaw, overbite) + crowded teeth.. If my dentist ask for extracting 4 teeth, is he categorized as tradtional orthodon?
No: Requesting tooth extractions does not qualify a dentist as an orthodontic specialist. A 10, 000+ hour post-dental school residency in orthodontics is required. An orthodontist will only do orthodontics, not cleanings, fillings, caps, etc. As an adult, with jaws that are no longer growing, you need the services of an orthodontic specialist. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
My doc suggest to extract upper 1st molars teeth(gum recedes), instead of extracting premolar teeth to correct open bite.Is it fine?
Get 2nd opinion: Normally molar teeth are not extracted for orthodontic reasons premolar teeth are. I would want to know why the molar tooth is being sacrificed. Was it damaged or deformed? If i had to recommend it being extracted, i would point out to the patient that I have no choice but to do it because something is seriously wrong with that molar and then explain why i felt that way. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Most likely nothing: As long as the wisdom teeth are not interfering with your invisalign aligners you do not have to do anything. If they are impinging on the aligners, the aligners can be adjusted. My best guess is they will eventually need to be extracted. This should have been evident on your invisalign radiographic work-up and discussed prior to your treatment. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Saw dentist, had cleaning, explained facial and teeth pain. Dr said saw nothing. My mouth often dry, tough rough, sore, gums tender. Hurts please help?
Partly: By improving your bite with braces, the stresses caused by grinding can be better distributed over your entire chewing system. This may help in part to lessen the issues with receding gums, but mostly likely will not stop the grinding. A nightguard appliance post-ortho and/or appliances to protect the system during ortho will probably still be advised. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi docs, would my teeth with gum recession come out when the orthodontist does an impression for my retainer?
My child is 5 yrs old having problem of cavities in 5 teeth. Dr suggested rct here... shud i go for rct ...????as he is too small 4 d procedure ...
Teeth= 14 cavities, 5 teeth missing, flouride (extra) saved me. no cavs in 2 yrs. Just paid 5k to replace all teeth -dr won't give rx for flrde. What is the best I can get otc?
GelKam: GelKam is the best uuou will find OTC. I would ask the dentist why you cannot get a RXN for fluoride ??? You should be able to have a custom fluoride tray made and get the appropriate gel to maintain your improved condition. Perhaps consider another dentist. Good luck and stick with what works. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
5 mo. Dysarthria w tongue elevated in back like slide w horzntl indention&dip in indention. No tongue protrusion passed teeth. Dr/therapist no idea. ?
Hi i got teeth staining and dr recommended me teeth polish tell me its after risks n is there any differenc by cup polish or brush polish thanx regard?
Today I had 2 double teeth pulled out dr had to cut the gum and bone and I have stiches how soon will I recover from the pain ?
Today I had 2 double teeth pulled out dr had to cut the gum and bone and I have stiches how soon will I recover. It's been 10hrs and still bleeding?
Extractions: Your symptoms are normal. It may take a week to ten days for the area to really start feeling better. Regarding the bleeding, gentle pressure biting down with sterile gauze for 15 min should stop the bleeding, repeat every 15 minutes as needed. Any further concerns should be directed to your provider. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have receding gums,and grind teeth at night.Dr. wants to do side-fillings for area where I have sensitivity,but says no decay.other alt?necessary?
Why?: Why do you have recession and why do you grind your teeth? May or may not be related. Consult w Periodontist, a gum/bone specialist to determine cause and appropriate treatment. Fillings may be advisable, but it would be a waste to restore teeth and not resolve cause of damage. Seek more information. ...Read more
Hi since july I've had a fullness in my ears and they often click esp when I clench my teeth together. My Dr gave me nasonex which helped then it came back so now I'm on beconase for 3 months. This seems to have got rid of the fullness but the clicking st
TMJ or Ear: Your clicking can either be your eustachian tube or TMJ disk. If it bothers you, ask your ENT doc and/or dentist. ...Read more
Is Ludwigs common really worried cause i have jaw pain feels like teeth hurt but family dr said she thought its was from cleanching ?
Im embarrass to go to the dentist because I have two big cavities in front on my teeth what will the dr do can I get a filling?
Stop and Think: What is more embarrassing? Showing the dentist your situation, or keep showing your friends your bad smile situation. Remember that the dentist can help your appearance in front of your friends - so get the treatment to not be embarrassed in front of your friends that you see daily. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Maybe: The white dot can be decay. This often occurs when braces are removed and a chalky white area remains where the bracket was removed. This type of white area happens because the calcium/ phosphorous decrease in that area of the tooth. This weakens the enamel and is the beginning of decay. White spots can also occur with development of the tooth. Fluorosis can also cause this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
There are a couple: of possible explanations for this. This dot may represent the earliest form of decay--demineralization of the enamel. Acids from plaque, food and beverages may begin to dissolve the tooth enamel. A defect during tooth formation may also be the cause, or even excessive fluoride consumption during tooth development. Your dentist must help you with this. Good wishes:) ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hey Dr.s i have a special occasion and i want my smile to be shiny what could i do for my teeth to appear whiter in a few days other than laser ?!
Tooth calcification: If you mean how teeth harden as a they develop inside of the jaw the answer is calcification of the tooth bud. This is a one time & permanent process. As the teeth grow into the mouth, their surface can pick up Fluoride or calcium form saliva and harden to some degree. Of course, the most important thing is to take steps to prevent "decalcification" of the tooth or "decay" by proper oral hygiene. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Periodontal disease: Teeth are rooted in the gums, so any gum disease, most common is inflammation known as periodontosis, will weaken the gums and will contribute to teeth loosening. It is very important that you not only brush but also floss your teeth at least once daily. Also, to prevent inflammation caused by acid producing bacteria in the mouth - use xylitol containing products (gum) after meals. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Depends: Teeth whitening can be completed several different ways: prefilled trays or strips, custom-made whitening trays, or in-office whitening such as zoom! i offer all three waysin my office; however, whitening with custom trays seems to be the most predictable, effective, and affordable way to whiten teeth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Teeth whitening: You can use over the counter tooth paste or crest 3D whitening strips or pens. However, they are not so effective and/or stable. OTC bleach and whitening tooth paste could be used as a supplement only. A professional home whitening system with custom trays for the long term effect. You will be very happy with the results. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer