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Treatment Of Incisive Papilla
Occasionally: Tori need to be removed if they are rapid growing or they are so large they are interfering with eating or talking. Also, if they need to be biopsied if they are suspected of being something other than tori. ...Read more
Can a gingival graft of the incisors that is detached at the neck be reattached by laser treatment?
Hard to say: It is difficult to diagnose without a picture. Circumvalate taste buds are much larger than the filiform or fungiform taste buds. Foliate papillae are mostly on the sides of the tongue. It's not unheard of to see a difference between the back part of the tongue and the front. If you are concerned, a quick visit to your dentist would be advised! Hope this helps! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sialolith: You frenum is a small band of elastic connective tissue that connects your tongue to the floor of your mouth. It hardly ever gets infected. You probably have a little calcified stone called a sialolith blocking one of the salivary ducts around the frenum and causing swelling on the floor of your mouth and frenum. See your dentist asap! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See your DDS: The cause for your condition is not clear from your question. When prescribing a treatment, the etiology for the infection must be known. It would be best for you to attain a proper diagnosis from you dentist and then apply the best treatment for the condition. See your dds. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Resubmitted: can teeth planing and scaling, as a procedure, occur below the underside of a gingival pocket?
Periodontal therapy: Picture this: scaling and root planing inside a gingival pocket can be compared to scraping and cleaning all the junk and lint out of the pocket in your jeans. And the longer that junk has been in there the deeper your pocket grows. Only your dentist, with specialized tools and procedures can get it out. Once its clean, the pocket shrinks gradually to a more healthy and manageable situation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Gentle care: Recovery from palatal torus excision is slow due to thick dense underlying bone in the roof of your mouth and limited blood vessels supplying the area. The surgeon may place an acrylic stent as a bandage over the surgery site for the first 2 weeks.Soft diet for the first few days aid healing. Antiseptic oral rinses and/or salty water rinses during the first week are helpful. Time is most important. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Expert opinions? Which is the difference between oral lichen planus of the tongue and oral hairy leukoplakia of the tongue?
Is the surgical reattachment of gum (from roof of mouth to localized gum recession where root of tooth is visible) a common one? Is this a common procedure? For example, have 50% of 40 year olds been through this procedure? What is the typical cost (e.G
Any size: Size doesn't play a role in tonsil inflammation but inflammation can definitely make the tonsils swell up. If the tonsil swells up due to inflammation, you might have new onset of snoring or a sense of choking. When the inflammation decreases, the swelling may decrease as well. ...Read more
The roots of my upper molar are embedded in the wall of the maxillary sinus , would it complicate my orthodontic treatment ?
Sides of tongue are red, have fissures, sore .The sides look cleared of tastebuds with the exception of enlarged papillae. Under tongue feels dry?
Nonspecific: Non-specific symptoms. Try warm salt water rinses. If symptoms persist, see ENT doc or oral surgeon for exam. ...Read more
Need gum surgery for receding gums, which is better, donor gum tissue or using gum graft from the roof of the mouth?
Several: Tori represent dense growths of bone. The floor of the mouth is a highly vascular area. Some possible complications may include swelling under the tongue, infections, bruising under the chin and along the neck, and possible irritation of the tissue over the tori as it is usually very thin and can be easily traumatized if care is not taken. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many things: The cause of the asymmetry of the lingual tonsils can be best determined after several questions are considered such as the presence of pain and if so, the duration. Do you have any allergies. Is this something that you have recently noticed and if so have any other changes have presented. It would be best for you to visit your dentist or an oral maxillofacial surgeon for a visual evaluation. ...Read more
Odontoid protuberanc: What is being described is excessive bone growth on the odontoid which is a bone unit at the top of the spine, at the base of the skull. If this extra bone is causing compression on the spinal cord then it might been to be removed. If there are no symptoms then one would just followed it with MRIs. ...Read more
Is a dentist able to remove gum tissue from another part of the inside of the mouth vs. cutting the palate for a connective tissue graft (1 tooth)?
Second Guessing: You're second guessing your periodontist... why? There's a certain type of gingiva that's needed for the graft, and there's an abundance of it on your palate. Allow your health care providers to do just that... provide you with healthcare! Discuss all of your concerns with those who are actually treating you... you'll get better answers than those on this forum, since they have actually examined u ...Read more
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