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Is it called air abrasion when a dentist just wants to lighten front teeth a shade or two since there is a lighter colored crown present?

Is it called air abrasion when a dentist just wants to lighten front teeth a shade or two since there is a lighter colored crown present?

No: Air abrasion is sometimes used to remove weaken tooth structure or decay, clean debris from teeth and crowns. It is more like sandblasting and is too powerful to lighten teeth.
There are other ways to lighten teeth. ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

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


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One orthodontist recommends polishing my front teeth. Why is it called polishing teeth when it really is grinding/cutting them down?

One orthodontist recommends polishing my front teeth. Why is it called polishing teeth when it really is grinding/cutting them down?

Please elaborate: What exactly does your orthodontist propose? Reshaping your teeth? Removing bracket adhesive? Smoothing down rough edges? You'll need to verbalize your concerns with your orthodontist and have them explain what they propose to do any why. ...Read more

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I have a small red lump that is uncomfortable to touch, but not painful, on my palate just behind the two front teeth. Should I be concerned?

I have a small red lump that is uncomfortable to touch, but not painful, on my palate just behind the two front teeth. Should I be concerned?

Doctor/Dentist: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, and physical examination. However, it does not appear to be an urgent issue and you may consult your dentist or doctor, next time you see one. ...Read more

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Is there a term for very small tooth beside your two front teeth at the top?

Is there a term for very small tooth beside your two front teeth at the top?

Peg lateral: The term peg lateral is the most common term used to describe this tooth. It is a fairly common condition. A porcelain veneer or bonding can restore this tooth to a normal appearance. ...Read more

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I have a small gap between my two front teeth?

I have a small gap between my two front teeth?

And your? Is. ....: ... What can you do about it? A few things, but exactly what would work best in your mouth is hard to tell without an exam. Make an appointment with a local dentist for a consult. ...Read more

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I have a supernumerary tooth behind my two front teeth. It created a space between them and pushed one forward. Can I have it extracted?

I have a supernumerary tooth behind my two front teeth. It created a space between them and pushed one forward. Can I have it extracted?

Yes: Yes, it sounds like it is interfering with alignment of your central incisors. You'll likely get the best result by seeing an oral surgeon for the extraction. He may want to do a cone beam CT to evaluate the area. Often there are 2 or more supernumerary teeth impacted same area. ...Read more

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Cavity between my two front teeth and caused a small gap how can it be fixed?

Cavity between my two front teeth and caused a small gap how can it be fixed?

If there were: No space before the cavities were present, then your dentist should be able to bond the area to close the space. If there was a space (diastema) a dentist can also close that space with a bonded composite restoration. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Didn't wear my retainer for 1 year, two teeth have shifted very slightly to be overlapping behind the front teeth. How can I fix this? Is this bad?

Didn't wear my retainer for 1 year, two teeth have shifted very slightly to be overlapping behind the front teeth. How can I fix this? Is this bad?

What a shame: If front teeth are overlapping it means back teeth have destabilized and drifted forward. You need to see a fully qualified Orthodontic Specialist, and the sooner the better. Please see someone who does Orthodontic treatment as their passion, not someone who does it as a hobby. And go now. ...Read more

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Xray on teeth negative but Iable suck air and salty taste fluid thru a small a hole behind front teeth where ridges are what could this be? Trippin?

Xray on teeth negative but Iable suck air and salty taste fluid thru a small a hole behind front teeth where ridges are what could this be? Trippin?

Bony canal: There could be a small opening between the nasal cavity and the palate. they can be developmental and do not need treatment.

Did the dentist test the teeth for vitality with cold, hot or electricity? ...Read more

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I have a small gap between my two front teeth. I am not so confident about it. Can it disappear when my wisdom teeth grow in?

I have a small gap between my two front teeth. I am not so confident about it. Can it disappear when my wisdom teeth grow in?

No: Anterior (front) spaces will not close with the eruption of wisdom teeth! Consult with a local dentist as to your options if the space is large enough to bother you. Sometimes no treatment is the best option. Orthodontics and\or tooth colored bonding composites may be reasonable solutions. Neither require grinding down of healthy teeth. ...Read more

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I have had a bump behind my two top front teeth for as long as I can remember it just recently began to swell anything I eat or drink makes it throb?

I have had a bump behind my two top front teeth for as long as I can remember it just recently began to swell anything I eat or drink makes it throb?

Nasopalatine cyst: This nerve canal is located here. Sometimes cysts develop in this area.
It also could be just inflammation of the papilla cmon eating a hard piece of food like crusty bread,
the last thing it might be is a fistula from a draining abscess.
If it does not resolve see your dentist. ...Read more

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Two molar thooth grew behind my front teeth is it better if I fix them with braces or extraction?

Two molar thooth grew behind my front teeth is it better if I fix them with braces or extraction?

Dental Consult: You'll need to consult with a local dentist. The answer to your question needs a physical examination of your mouth, with radiographs. ...Read more

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I'm getting my braces off tomorrow, but I have a small gap between my two front teeth. Will my retainer fix this?

Gap: Possibly. Before your braces are removed please discuss this with your treating Dentist or specialist Orthodontist. ...Read more

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I just noticed my 2 year old has a small red bump behind her top front teeth what could this be I can't get her in to see the dr till monday.

I just noticed my 2 year old has a small red bump behind her top front teeth what could this be I can't get her in to see the dr till monday.

Painful?: If she is not in any pain - or very little - don't worry. It may be nothing at all but normal gum tissue. Monday is not going to be too long to have a professional take a look. If there is any discomfort you might try icy cold or salty warm water and ask her if either feels good. Make a game of it and relax. She's lucky to have a parent who cares. Best! ...Read more

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Two 3mm moveable hard lumps behind bottom front teeth in gums, and one 1mm hard non moveable lump in similar position next to the two moveable lumps?

Two 3mm moveable hard lumps behind bottom front teeth in gums, and one 1mm hard non moveable lump in similar position next to the two moveable lumps?

See your dentist: There are many causes for the symptoms you described. However for accurate diagnosis see your dentist for examination and x-rays. Otherwise is a guessing game. ...Read more

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I have a lump behind my two front teeth, it's very sore, it's been there for approximately a week now. What could this be?

I have a lump behind my two front teeth, it's very sore, it's been there for approximately a week now. What could this be?

See dentist: If this is behind the top teeth, this is probably your incisive papilla. It can be traumatized easily; usually it gets burned when eating pizza. It is best to get this checked by a dentist for final diagnosis. ...Read more

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I can't afford health insurance so I can't see a dentist. But I have a pain and a little swelling behind my two front teeth in between my gap.

I can't afford health insurance so I can't see a dentist. But I have a pain and a little swelling behind my two front teeth in between my gap.

Obamacare: See if you qualify for the dental component of Obamacare, which would be an integral component of the health insurance. If not always try third party payment plans such as Care Credit or Lending Tree. ...Read more

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I've a small gap between two upper front teeth. I've put permanent braces on from premolar to premolar. Is it possible to close a gap in 3 months?

I've a small gap between two upper front teeth. I've put permanent braces on from premolar to premolar. Is it possible to close a gap in 3 months?

Yes: It is highly possible to close the gap in 3 months, but you will need some kind of retainer to hold the teeth in the new position. If the gap is due to a thick and low labial frenum (the tie between the lip and gums) you may need a small surgical procedure to remove that, otherwise the gap will reappear. ...Read more

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The gums behind my two front teeth just started swelling out of nowhere. They hurt, it feels like a massive headache in my gums. What should I do?

The gums behind my two front teeth just started swelling out of nowhere. They hurt, it feels like a massive headache in my gums. What should I do?

See Dentist: You may have food impaction, gum disease, burn, cut, root fracture, bone fracture, blocked salivary duct, or any of dozens of other problems. You have to be physically examined and perhaps x-rayed to determine cause, then correct treatment can be administered. Call your Dentist NOW. ...Read more

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My orthodontist just started closing the gap in my two front teeth but now there is a very large painful lump of flesh behind them... It hurts to eat.

My orthodontist just started closing the gap in my two front teeth but now there is a very large painful lump of flesh behind them... It hurts to eat.

Call Orthodontist: Orthodontist may wish to slow rate of space closure or refer you to a Periodontist to relieve the tissue. You can help by carefully cleaning between your teeth to eliminate inflammation. ...Read more

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Suck air and nasty fluid thru tiny hole on hard palate in ridges behind front teeth even when pinning my nose shut. What can it be? Can't suck sometimes

Suck air and nasty fluid thru tiny hole on hard palate in ridges behind front teeth even when pinning my nose shut. What can it be? Can't suck sometimes

Consult with us: If you can send us a photo of the location or consult with us, it is likely the opening from the nose passage that everyone has in their nose. You could have an infection or abscess in that area. See MD if you cannot consult with us for help. ...Read more

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Will removing gum close my gap? I have a small gap between my front teeth. The last time I was at the dentist the dr. Said that it was caused by the gum between the two teeth being too thick, but that I could have a procedure to remove it. If I have thi

Will removing gum close my gap? I have a small gap between my front teeth. The last time I was at the dentist the dr. Said that it was caused by the gum between the two teeth being too thick, but that I could have a procedure to remove it. If I have thi

The: The skin you are referring to is called a frenum. Most gaps are not caused by the frenum, but the frenum sometimes gets in the way of closing the gap, or tends to re-open the gap once it is closed. If you want to close the gap somewhat you first have to understand why you have the gap. Is it because your teeth are too small or is your tongue thrusting your front teeth too far forward? If you don't eliminate the cause the gap will tend to re-open even if you have the frenum removed. ...Read more

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There's a small swell behind my front teeth on the roof of my mouth. Should I be worried?

Well...: ... I would say concerned, not worried. Have your dentist examine this swelling and have them take a radiograph to look at the bone and inside of the tooth. May be a small infection. ...Read more

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I have a small lump behind my front teeth that is very painful. Like a blister from a hot coffee but it won't go away and is very painful?

I have a small lump behind my front teeth that is very painful. Like a blister from a hot coffee but it won't go away and is very painful?

Swelling: Any bleeding, or as in your case pain and swelling, should be investigated, especially if it doesn't disappear in just a few days. Please see your Dentist for an examination, differential diagnosis, and appropriate treatment plan. ...Read more

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I noticed a small lump under my tongue, behind my front teeth that seems to be at the bottom of my gums. It's painless and moveable. It hasn't grown.?

I noticed a small lump under my tongue, behind my front teeth that seems to be at the bottom of my gums. It's painless and moveable. It hasn't grown.?

Suspicious lump?: Regardless the cause... I would advise you to have the lump under the tongue examined by a dentist or dental specialist (e.g. oral surgeon, OFP). Any suspicious lump that does not resolve itself in 2-3 weeks should be evaluated. ...Read more