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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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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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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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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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