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I have a loose adult tooth. Is it periodontitus or a cause of my retainer and natural tooth alignment?

I have a loose adult tooth. Is it periodontitus or a cause of my retainer and natural tooth alignment?

See a dentist: It could be all or one of the things you mentioned above. You need to see a dentist. Make sure you take your retainer so they can make a proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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Will gum stuck in my braces affect my tooth alignment?

Will gum stuck in my braces affect my tooth alignment?

Braces: If the gums ate swollen and puffy then yes this can affect how well or how quickly your teeth align. It's best to have your doc check this out and both of you work on it together. ...Read more

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Can wearing a mouth guard mess up your tooth alignment?

Can wearing a mouth guard mess up your tooth alignment?

Highly Unlikely: A guard which fits adequately & is worn only a few hours a day (or night) cannot move your teeth. However, an ill-fitting (non-professional) guard can move your teeth, especially if it's worn a significant amount of time. Guards which don't cover all your teeth in one arch or which don't have contact will all opposing teeth can cause some movement also if worn too much. Get a professional one. ...Read more

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Would a store bought mouth guard change your tooth alignment?

Would a store bought mouth guard change your tooth alignment?

Store bought : Store bought generic mouth guards might be better than nothing for protection in contact sports, but do not offer the best protection, nor are they as comfortable. Consider a dentist fabricated custom one as a significantly better alternative. For players who spend so much money and time in sports, the additional cost is well worth it. Even generic should not change alignment 4 amount of time worn. ...Read more

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Just had tooth extraction for braces because the alignment isn't straight. Is this the right choice?

Just had tooth extraction for braces because the alignment isn't straight. Is this the right choice?

If recommended: It is very common to require tooth extraction as part of the treatment plan in order to achieve the best tooth alignment with orthodontic treatment. Each case is different and needs to be evaluation on its own specific circumstances. ...Read more

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My jaw sometimes gets off alignment/locks when I eat or talk since wisdom tooth extraction 2 years ago. Starting to get painful and happen more often?

My jaw sometimes gets off alignment/locks when I eat or talk since wisdom tooth extraction 2 years ago. Starting to get painful and happen more often?

Go see an oral surg.: Sometimes following oral surgery like having wisdom teeth taken out it can cause a TMJ problem. Go to your dentist and perhaps they treat TMJ disorders or you get referred to an oral surgeon who might recommend an oral splint, physical therapy or some type of joint surgery. You might start out by first taking Ibuprofen 400mg 4 times a day to calm down your joint(S). ...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?

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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