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What Is The Best Treatment For Abnormal Teeth Color
Abnormal teeth color is a symptom in which a person's teeth color is not the typical white or off-white color. Teeth can have an abnormal color if there is a problem with the surface enamel, if a person used tetracycline antibiotics as a young child, if a person chews on foods/snacks that leave stains, if a child is taking ...Read more
Pain: If the pain is constant/ lingers and it is throbbing the best treatment is a root canal followed by a crown to protect the tooth. If the pain is not constant then you may be able to just have a filling. Please see your dentist today to get out of pain so you can enjoy the long weekend. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Options: Do you also grind your teeth at night? Clenching occurs during the day. A lot depends on the the history and diagnosis that you have received for your tmj/tmd. An oral mouthpiece may be indicated, but there are many types and often are constructed based upon diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My nti nightguard made my teeth shift. I have a underbite now and the bite is uneven. Why did this happen, and what is the best treatment to fix it?
Not sure, discuss it: While at first glance, you might attribute 100% of your problem to the nti appliance, it might be more complicated than that. That is not to say that the nti appliance made it worse, (nor caused it). Never having seen you or your bite before and now, we can only guess as to what's going on and why. Discuss this with your dentist and consider orthodontics if appropriate. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How many times...: ...Has this same question, or a slight variation, been asked on healthtap and answered by so many dentists the same way? Best rx, see your dentist. This isn't a do-it-yourself problem. There's nothing you can take to fix it. You need professional help. Get off the computer, pick up a phone, and call your dentist...Now. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I am suffering from sensitive teeth. What type of treatment will be the best to whiten my teeth with?
Desensitizer: First of all, having sensitive teeth is not normal although it is a common problem. Find out why they are sensitive and have a plan to reduce sensitivity. Whitening is known to cause sensitivity even for those who are without sensitivity. Applying potassium nitrate before ; after whitening greatly reduces sensitivity. Ask your dentist. It is also an active ingredient in sensodyne tooth pastes. ...Read more
What's the best treatment for a baby with teething pain?My 10 month old son has 2 teeth erupting at the same time and seems to be in great discomfort.
Cold teething rings: Cold will slow the transmission of pain messages to the brain at any age. For teething pain, i prefer a collection of several freezable rings that you can rotate over the day, replacing them as they thaw & refreezing. Medicines offer meager benefit & some problems. The teething gels last a few minutes & can set of some blood reactions. Benedryl can be applied topically but lasts only a few min. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What is the best dental treatment for a teenager to temporarily replace missing teeth prior to getting implants?
No one best: There are many options. It depends upon the location, age, tooth position, bite, finances, etc. You need to discuss this issue with the general dentist or prosthodonist taking care of the patient. We can only give you some general information which may or may not apply to your own particular circumstances. That would not be very helpful. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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