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Vertical Lines In Teeth
My seventeen year old daughter has vertical white lines on her teeth that come and go from time to time. What is this?
May be normal: please check with your dentistGet a more detailed answer ›
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
Referred Pain: It might, but then again you may have problems with your other teeth. Why guess? Have a local dentist take a look. Little problems can lead to more extensive treatment if not taken care of early on. All the best... ...Read more
Not cold, with my teeth close together there is chattering (only when upright). I don't have any TMJ issues nor anxious. ON/OFF for 7 years now.
Essential tremor : Tremors seem to occur most in the hands, but can also involve the legs, chin, jaw and teeth chattering. See your PCP for consultation. ...Read more
The edge of my front teeth are translucent and have small vertical lines. I hate how they look.How do I get rid of them?Would a topical treatment help?
Translucent with line: Teeth that are thin on their edges, especially from bruxism & wearing away of incisal enamel may appear translucent. The lines you mention are probably surface enamel imperfections we call craze lines. Craze lines generally do not pose any great risk and can be left. However, if you are unhappy with translucency & craze lines, discuss options with your own dentist. Bonding, veneers, crowns? ...Read more
Periodontist question: do alloderm gum grafts usually lead to any added vertical millimeter covering of teeth roots?
That's the intention: Alloderm has several uses in periodontal surgery: root coverage, gingival augmentation, soft tissue ridge augmentation, soft tissue augmentation around implants. The procedure is relatively successful in competent surgical hands, proper case selection and with patient cooperation. ...Read more
Dental Implants: How can it be that a cbct shows enough vertical, width and strength of bone when teeth pulled years ago? Am told I can do implant.(?)
For ppl with some vertical craze lines on the enamel,is it better not to do teeth cleaning as the pressure from the vibration may crack the weak spot?
Must clean: If you don't clean fractured teeth you will have infected teeth and/or gums plus fractured teeth. Keep teeth clean and have your Dentist evaluate the craze lines to see if treatment is indicated. ...Read more
Impacted vertical Wisdom teeth extraction. 3 weeks later, No dry sockets. numbness in jaw and chin. When can I expect the pain and numbness to subside? Tried of biting my lip and cheek.
Need Evaluation: One of the associated risks with removal of lower wisdom teeth is altered sensation of the areas supplied by the inferior alveolar nerve. The sensations can range from tingling, pins and needles to numbness of parts of the lower jaw, chin, and tongue. If you are still experiencing numbness in the jaw and chin, you should return to your dentist for further evaluation. ...Read more
A flap will be made in the palate to remove tissue for my canine tooth. Vertical cuts will be 5mm and one horizontal 1 cm. cut. Is this a large area?
Flap: If this is a free gingival flap for periodontal reasons the size is normal. ...Read more
Vertical tooth bone loss can be grafted but horizontal bone loss cannot be grafted. Can you explain this out to me?
Blood supply :
If you have a vertical defect it is easier to get bone regeneration than horizontal because there is more blood supply available to nourish the bone graft
there usually more walls in a vertical defect to provide blood
you can get horizontal bone regeneration but it isn't as predictable as vertical
good question. ...Read more
Can a lower front vertical cracked tooth have the same symptoms of Neuralgia? What can differentiate the two?
Tooth #3 vertical root fracture Partial root canal 3 days ago tooth & jaw are still in a lot of pain. Can’t eat Is this normal? Waiting 4 extraction
Root Fractures: Root Fractures cause pain, especially to pressure. If there is an infection or even inflammation, there can be pain even if no pressure is applied to the tooth. You can take some OTC pain medication such as one of the NSAID's meanwhile. If necessary perhaps schedule the extraction sooner. ...Read more
Just noticed 2 redish black lumps on the inside of my mouth on my cheek. An inch from the corner of my mouth.They are vertical and next to one another?
Probably from trauma: Probably from a bite or scratch. Should completely disappear in about 10 days. If not, important that you schedule an appointment with your Dentist. ...Read more
Small raised line vertical on palatophary arch mouth whiteish skin color no pain concerned good be anything any thoughts?
Not: Now without actually seeing what you're referring to. Anything white in an area that should be pink deserves to be investigated. Please call your dentist for an examination. ...Read more
My 10 yo daughter drools when she sleeps. She says that she sleeps with her mouth open but doesn't have problems breathing thru nose upright.
We often carry babies upright, it's natural for our mouth to be very near to their ears and we talk to them regularly. Can that harm their hearings?
It's possible: Babies hearing is sensitive, it is possible to injure them from loud sounds close to their ears. Sound energy dissipates by the inverse square law, meaning that if you are 1/2 the distance, the sound energy is 4 times as much, so speak to them softly if you can. ...Read more
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 more
Good Oral Hygiene: Brush and floss properly after each meal for approximately two minutes. Have your own dentist or dental hygienist make sure you are doing both properly. Don't skip meals or days. ...Read more
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 more
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 more
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 more
Teeth whitening: You can use over the counter tooth paste or crest 3D whitening strips or pens. However, they are not so effective and/or stable. OTC bleach and whitening tooth paste could be used as a supplement only. A professional home whitening system with custom trays for the long term effect. You will be very happy with the results. ...Read more