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Please help me with wisdom tooth gum pain?

Please help me with wisdom tooth gum pain?

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 more

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Mouth (Definition)

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


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I'm having my dentist extract my wisdom teeth. Any advice, dentist advice?

I'm having my dentist extract my wisdom teeth. Any advice, dentist advice?

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 more

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Please help! tooth pain after wisdom teeth extraction?

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Please help! tooth pain after wisdom teeth extraction?

Not uncommon: The pain is noticed immediately after the anesthesia wears off and continues up to 72 hours. Take NSAID OTC or Tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain control. If concerned, see your dentist for post-op examination. ...Read more

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Need doctor's help! will my night guard erode tooth enamel?

Need doctor's help! will my night guard erode tooth enamel?

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 more

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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?

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 more

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Periodontist just told me that my upper side teeth need extraction. So, my canine (eye) tooth remains but all others pulled. Removable denture option?

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 more

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Please help! tooth inflammation after wisdom teeth removal?

Please help! tooth inflammation after wisdom teeth removal?

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 more

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Is it ok to use dental mouth guard if I have 2 missing teeth and unfilled cavities teeth?

Is it ok to use dental mouth guard if I have 2 missing teeth and unfilled cavities teeth?

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 more

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If enamel erosion on eye teeth can I fix this with tooth contouring?

If enamel erosion on eye teeth can I fix this with tooth contouring?

No: I would see your dentist to have bonding done on this tooth. You have already lost enamel on your tooth so contouring will only remove more.. The better choice is using composite to re-establish the contours of the tooth. ...Read more

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Hello docs. I was wondering can xrays show decay in teeth with zirconium or porcelain crowns?

Hello docs. I was wondering can xrays show decay in teeth with zirconium or porcelain crowns?

X-rays can't: Agree with Dr. Bruce Pope 100%. X-rays can't detect decay under a crown so until the crown comes off it is impossible to know how extensive the damage is. ...Read more

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Help please! could crooked teeth go back to place after wisdom tooth extraction?

Help please! could crooked teeth go back to place after wisdom tooth extraction?

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 more

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I have a misaligned jaw (receding jaw, overbite) + crowded teeth.. If my dentist ask for extracting 4 teeth, is he categorized as tradtional orthodon?

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 more

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My doc suggest to extract upper 1st molars teeth(gum recedes), instead of extracting premolar teeth to correct open bite.Is it fine?

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 more

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Wisdom teeth erupted for invisalign. What should I do?

Wisdom teeth erupted for invisalign. What should I do?

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 more

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Can retainer align my underbite teeth?

Can retainer align my underbite teeth?

No.: Retainers retain, they do not move teeth. To correct an underbite you will need braces or invisalign, and sometimes surgery. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Find bew dentist: Without a visual exam and more details, help of any kind is hard to offer you. Sorry. A word of advice, though: if your dentist is not listening to you nor helping you be healthier and happier, you should fond one that will. ...Read more

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Do getting braces help with teeth grinding and receeding gums issues?

Do getting braces help with teeth grinding and receeding gums issues?

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 more

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Hi docs, would my teeth with gum recession come out when the orthodontist does an impression for my retainer?

Hi docs, would my teeth with gum recession come out when the orthodontist does an impression for my retainer?

Highly unlikely: However, if you indeed have such short roots, it may be best to not have orthodontic treatment. Discuss with your orthodontist before brackets are placed and look at your pano to understand the health of your root structure. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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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. ?

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. ?

Have you had an MRI?: You should have a full neuro workup, including MRI of the spine and brain to rule out ms and other neuro lesions. Also consider emg. See a neurologist for a full workup. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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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?

Find bew dentist: Without a visual exam and more details, help of any kind is hard to offer you. Sorry. A word of advice, though: if your dentist is not listening to you nor helping you be healthier and happier, you should fond one that will. ...Read more

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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?

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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?

Air polishing: is beneficial for removal of heavy, deep stain, endotoxins, plaque and is safe for the tooth structure. Ask your dentist or hygienist for more information. ...Read more

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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 ?

Tooth extraction : Of course you will. Keep using your mouth wash and pain medication as prescribed, do not chew hard food for few days. If the pain gets worse contact your dentist. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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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?

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

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Is Ludwigs common really worried cause i have jaw pain feels like teeth hurt but family dr said she thought its was from cleanching ?

Could be: But then the dentist should have you wear a mouth guard at night. This really helps. You do not want to ruin your teeth so let's get going ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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Hi dr i saw some white dot on my teeth ? Is it problem? ☺

Hi dr
i saw some white dot on my teeth ?
Is it problem? ☺

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 more

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Hi dr recently i've white dot on front of my teeth ? What is that

Hi dr
recently i've white dot on front of my teeth ?
What is that

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 more

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Dr. I got tarter on back side of my teeth.. Please suggest some clinical toothpaste..

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Dr. I got tarter on back side of my teeth.. Please suggest some clinical toothpaste..

See your Dentist: The most effective way to remove tooth tartar is to visit a dentist for a professional cleaning. Proper brushing, with a tartar control toothpaste, and flossing are necessary to reduce tartar. ...Read more

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How do teeth harden?

How do teeth harden?

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 more

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Why do my teeth stain?

Why do my teeth stain?

Because....: Certain colored foods stain teeth more than others . It is their nature. The more acidic and more colored the food/ drink, the more it stains. Red wine is the worst. ...Read more

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What makes teeth loose?

What makes teeth loose?

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 more

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How to have wite teeth?

How to have wite teeth?

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 more

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Can new teeth be grown?

Can new teeth be grown?

Yes: Yes, new research is showing the possibility of using stem cells to grow new teeth. ...Read more

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How to get white teeth?

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How to get white teeth?

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 more

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