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Protruding teeth: This would be determined by the orthodontist. It would depend on your bite, on the position of all of the other teeth, the amount and condition of the bone, and whether there is enough room to move the teeth into alignment. Your orthodontist will use models and x-rays to do a space analysis. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
Not accurately: The ability to see a tooth bud (on a radiograph) is a good indicator that a tooth will form. Many factors determine a tooth's eventual position. Your dentist should be able to give you a good idea early on if your child will have malposed teeth that require treatment. ...Read more
Closing gaps: If the gap is especially wide, or you have multiple cosmetic issues to correct, your dentist may recommend braces or other options. If the teeth in question are damaged, then cosmetic dental crowns or veneers may be recommended with or without braces. However, if you simply want to close a small gap, bonding might be a good option. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not easily: It means putting braces on all the other teeth for anchorage, surgically exposit the wisdom tooth and placing an attachment on the tooth, then gradually, over a very long time lifting the impacted tooth up into place. Most probably the best solution is to have the wisdom tooth removed before it causes damage. See an orthodontic specialist for an initial evaluation (often free) to find out more. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Out of balance.: Tooth decay happens when the acid caused by bacteria overwhelms the mineral structure of the tooth. In other words: the tooth endured more negative hits than it could handle. Teeth are strengthened by good hygiene, good salivary flow, and healthy mineral levels; they are weakened by sugar (which feed bacteria), hygiene insufficiency, or tooth compromise. Talk with your dentist about specifics ;-). ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Jaw is just really sore. Teeth feel trapped into changing occlusion. Are my teeth moving around? Had light tooth bonding and polishing front teeth set
Bite effects jaws: If jaw soreness occurred after the bonding procedure, than a slight excess of material on the back of the upper front teeth or top of the lower front teeth can cause a premature contact that can alter the muscle pattern of lower jaw closure, and create the symptoms you describe. Ask your dentist to re-evaluate the occlusal contacts of your front teeth for heavy contacts. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
No: If the tooth was erupted, it might be possible to straighten. While theoretically possible, a horizontally impacted tooth would have to be exposed, brought into the mouth with a fixed orthodontic attachment, and then attempted to orthodontically bring into a proper alignment. Similarly impacted cuspids are sometimes brought into place this way, but not non-essential wisdom teeth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Very typical : Condition. Craze lines, the tiny cracks (lines) that affect only the outer tooth surface, cause no pain or discomfort and require no treatment. For prevention night guard appliance is recommended. Rec>: see your dentist for examination and additional information. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Laser whitening: If performed by a trained dentist or dental technician, laser teeth whitening should not damage your teeth and gums. Teeth will most likely be sensitive after the treatment to hot/cold food/beverage. It is very expensive as a cosmetic procedure. If done properly, gums should not be damaged/irritated. ...Read moreSee 7 more doctor answers
Would my top front teeth have gum grafting done before composite resin bonding to fill in gaps? Showing tooth roots as an adult.
I know tongue thrusting against teeth causes tooth movement, will tongue thrusting against the gum just behind incisors cause tooth/ bone movement?
If front 2 teeth used to be longer in front and bottom teeth rest behind them. Would dent grind 2 teeth bc of small chip and bonded 1 tooth unlock tmj?
Maybe: There is more and more research in the last 10 years indicating the bite has little to do with the tmj. If your TMJ is locked changing your bite will not help and by locked i assume you mean you can't get your mouth open. To unlock a bite, the jaw may need manipulation with possible anesthesia either in the joint or systemically. I would suggest seeing aa dentist who can diagnose the problem. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
See periodontist: Lower anterior incisors are the shortest, thinnest, most easily lost teeth in your mouth. Can't tell why the recession or how much, therefore treatment options cannot be determined. A local periodontist can evaluate the condition and advise you of what's best to do. ...Read more
For the past few months I've noticed my tongue has indentations on the sides from my teeth, it doesn't seem to be going away. Should I be concerned?
Diseases or cause what looks like a few teeth have grown above the gum, indentation in gum where tooth was, and few diff enamal gone at gum, brushfloss, d?
My partial denture plates are not as sharp as mine were. They don't even have the lil indentation on the teeth. What to do ?
Unfortunately: No matter how good the dentist and how good the lab, nothing compares to your own natural teeth. Discuss your observations with the dentist who made you the partial. We can sometimes carve better anatomy into the teeth or replace them with sharper teeth. This may be limited by your bite. An even better restoration would be implant retained crowns with sharper porcelain anatomy. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Dental: Tiny black dot on back of tooth #5 smaller than pepper. No indentation/discomfort. Next to composite filling! Another on a molar! What's this?
Need to see it: Could be one of many things. Recommend a dental visit to diagnose. ...Read more
I have an indentation on the roof of my mouth, and it's surrounded by red. It doesn't hurt. I want to know what this is please.
I have a red pimple right in the indentation between my nose and mouth (philtrum) and it wont go away? Please help
Please reask your ?: I believe you are asking how can you relax your jaw so that your teeth are not clenching and causing tenderness, sensitivity and wearing them down which is called bruxing, but I am not certain that is your question. If it is, you are probably doing at night which is called nocturnal bruxism and a large % of the people do this. See your dentist and ask about having a bruxism appliance being made. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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 2 more doctor answers