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I had crowned, root canalled through bottom of crowned tooth #14, 5 months ago. I feel uncomfortable on that tooth even today. Why?

I had crowned, root canalled through bottom of crowned tooth #14, 5 months ago. I feel uncomfortable on that tooth even today. Why?

Some options: Persistent discomfort after a root canal is not that uncommon unfortunately. Treating teeth endodontically is not a simple procedure and sometimes the result falls short of the desired effect. There may be a continuation of inflammation due to untreated canal space. It is possible your bite needs adjustment. Seek evaluation by an endodontist to determine what the best option is for you. ...Read more

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What would cause inside of my cheek to be sore and feel swollen after a root canal to upper tooth #14 done 3 days ago?

What would cause inside  of my cheek to be sore and feel swollen after a root canal to upper tooth #14 done 3 days ago?

Hematoma or abscess?: It could be normal post-op healing and pain, a hematoma, or a developing abscess. If it persists for several more days, or gets worse, I would go back to see your dentist. ...Read more

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Hot&cold sensitivity/painless throbbing on recent root canal/crowned tooth #14. Xrays taken & rc failure not indicated & no surrounding cavities! why?

Hot&cold sensitivity/painless throbbing on recent root canal/crowned tooth #14. Xrays taken & rc failure not indicated & no surrounding cavities! why?

Some possibilities: First, if the rct was completed and the canals were filled properly, there cannot be any cold or hot sensitivity with that tooth. One can still have throbbing if the tissues around the root of the tooth (periodontal ligament) are inflamed. 2d x-rays cannot show everything. A 3d (cbct) scan can possibly show another canal or pathology present. Sometimes these issues resolve on their own with time. ...Read more

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My upper left back tooth(14, 15,or 16)is loose due to lack of bone&gum.My dentist told me to remove it.Can laser gum/bone regenerative sugery save it?

My upper left back tooth(14, 15,or 16)is loose due to lack of bone&gum.My dentist told me to remove it.Can laser gum/bone regenerative sugery save it?

Implant Consultation: Have a treatment plan prior to the extraction so there are no surprises. There are many variables, did your dentist advise you to see a periodontist? Were there long standing periodontal issues that were neglected? If the tooth or teeth can be saved, there are periodontal options, if not plan for the placement of an iimplant along with a possible bone graft etc. ...Read more

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Tooth 14 rock solid in jaw. No pain. Deep sulcus with fistula. Periodontist will extract. Guesses if tooth abscess. Says lesion. Savable?

Tooth 14 rock solid in jaw. No pain. Deep sulcus with fistula. Periodontist will extract. Guesses if tooth abscess. Says lesion. Savable?

See an endodontist: for evaluation. Endodontists are dentists who have at least 2-3 years of advanced training in root canals and saving teeth. No matter how effective dental implants are, and they can be very effective, generally nothing is as good as a natural tooth. ...Read more

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Sudden Severe upper lip and right sided face swelling. Had not eaten or come into contact with anything new. Wisdom tooth extraction 14 days prior. ?

Sudden Severe upper lip and right sided face swelling. Had not eaten or come into contact with anything new. Wisdom tooth extraction 14 days prior. ?

Seek help: Any sudden pain, bleeding, or (as in your case) swelling should be evaluated immediately. See your Oral Surgeon, General Dentist, General Physician, ENT Specialist, Urgent Care, or ER. Seek immediate care. ...Read more

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Tooth extraction (#14) 4 days ago with bone grafting.. Now slight swelling to the gums. Also bad taste in my mouth. Is this normal?

Tooth extraction (#14) 4 days ago with bone grafting.. Now slight swelling to the gums.  Also bad taste in my mouth.  Is this normal?

Possible dry socket : Possible dry socket or alveolitis should be checked out by your surgeon-- may be normal inflammation and healing but shouldn't be tasting bad your surgeon will be able to tell ...Read more

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How long does it take to get implants? I have to get 2, tooth #3 and #14.

How long does it take to get implants? I have to get 2, tooth #3 and #14.

Discuss with dentist: Every case, every patient, every dentist results in different time frames. There are so many factors at play here. Only a dentist who is familiar with your case can give you the answer you request. Generally, implants are placed on visit #1; time required for integration = 3 to 6 months; implants uncovered and restored =2 to 3 weeks. If bone grafting or other issues, more time may be required. ...Read more

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What age do you loose your last baby tooth? If a 14 year old child has a lot of plaque build up on their teeth can this prevent baby teeth from falling out? Is it normal for a 14 year old to still have some of her baby teeth? Is plaque black in color and

What age do you loose your last baby tooth? If a 14 year old child has a lot of plaque build up on their teeth can this prevent baby teeth from falling out? Is it normal for a 14 year old to still have some of her baby teeth? Is plaque black in color and

As : As stated by the other docs the black buildup is probably tarter that needs to be professional removed. It is not the cause for retaining baby teeth. Usually we would expect these all to be lost somewhere between 11-12, although slower patterns of these teeth being lost are not always abnormal. Have your dentist check this out to determine if any intervention is necessary by an orthodontist or if it's ok to let nature take it's course. ...Read more

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Would an infection from my wisdom tooth affect my 14 month old, whom I'm still breastfeeding?

Would an infection from my wisdom tooth affect my 14 month old, whom I'm still breastfeeding?

No: Luckily your baby has a strong immune system. Also any ingested bacteria will be annihilated once they hit your baby's stomach in that toxic acidic environment. See your physician and be sure you are on the appropriate antibiotic to treat the infection. ...Read more

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Dark gray #14 tooth. Bump between hard palate and maxilla bone. No tooth pain. Hurts to press hard on bump. No discoloration of palate. Bump is spongy?

Dark gray #14 tooth. Bump between hard palate and maxilla bone. No tooth pain. Hurts to press hard on bump. No discoloration of palate. Bump is spongy?

Abcesses: It sounds like you may have an abcess. The fact that your tooth is discolored is consistent with this finding. The tooth may be non-vital ("dead"), and the pain and sponginess may be due to the abcess enlarging and the pus attempting to exit from under the tissues that cover the hard palate. Contact your dds as soon as possible and keep the area clean. Warm salt water rinses should help today. ...Read more

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Anxiety is killing me. Pea sized lump on palate above #13-14 tooth. Not midline. Get harder when pressing with tongue. #14 is half gray. Trauma before?

Anxiety is killing me. Pea sized lump on palate above #13-14 tooth. Not midline. Get harder when pressing with tongue. #14 is half gray. Trauma before?

Now is the time!: Don't let the anxiety bug you! fortunately, there has been much technological advancement in diagnosis of strange bumps in mouth. Most likely you will not need invasive procedure to find out. Scan technology also makes it easier to see the "lump" under the gum, in 3-d. A special light may be employed to ensure the lump is not cancerous. So visit your dentist/oral surgeon and get peace of mind! ...Read more

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#14 tooth implant w/bone graft procedure 8/13/13. Still have achy intermittent pain. Dds says XR & area looks ok. How long does pain last after implan?

Healing Implants: Unfortunately the range in post operative pain varies greatly among individuals specific situations & there is no general rule of thumb. Your medical history, habits, pain threshold, proximity to sinus, condition of adjacent teeth, occlusion, general health, condition of supporting tissues, medications taken, oral hygiene, quality of restorations, depth\placement of implant, etc. all play a role ...Read more

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I had my lower left wisdom tooth extracted 01/10/14. Everything is fine except the big lump I am feeling on my cheek. Its painless, its been a week.

I had my lower left wisdom tooth extracted 01/10/14. Everything is fine except the big lump I am feeling on my cheek. Its  painless, its been a week.

See your dentist: The tooth abscess won't go away without treatment and the infection may spread to your jaw, cheeks, sinus and to other areas of your head and neck. You can use Tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain control. See a dentist ASAP for assessment and treatment. Do not delay. ...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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Tooth eroding in 5 years?

Tooth eroding in 5 years?

Could be........: I can't know for certain, but common causes of teeth eroding away in children of such a young age could be from caries, nursing bottle mouth syndrome or certain diets that erode away teeth. Common to certain areas of the world are betel nuts (areca nuts). It could any of these causes, a combination, or something else. See a general dentist or pedodontist for a diagnose and treatment. ...Read more

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