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Are there any way to get my teeth done on a tight budget?

Are there any way to get my teeth done on a tight budget?

People tend: To discount dentistry as being not important or not worth it. Insurance companies also sadly subscribe to that philosophy with yearly maximums of 1000 or 1500 and then downgrading or combining procedures thereby reducing payment to the providers. Dental materials, labs, equipment etc are very expensive as new technology emerges. Sadly quality oriented dentistry cannot be performed on a budget. ...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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How would I know if I grind my teeth at night? Tightness in am?

How would I know if I grind my teeth at night? Tightness in am?

Tightness perhaps: Tightness is one sign. Another is of course sore teeth. And usually the most notable is if you grind and you are loudly grinding you'll drive whomever is in the room with you out of the room or you wake someone else in a room nearby. Go to the dentist to see if there are signs of grinding on your teeth. ...Read more

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Front teeth are slightly loosened, what should I do to get them tight again?

Front teeth are slightly loosened, what should I do to get them tight again?

Need treatment: There are a lot of reason why you should not wait any longer, teeth mobility could be a sign of advanced periodontal (gum) disease. Healthy teeth are firm, no mobility at all, you need to see a dental specialist in gum disease to determine if this can be treated and why you are having this problem. ...Read more

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Are my bottom retainers supposed to be this tight? I still have space above my teeth?

Are my bottom retainers supposed to be this tight? I still have space above my teeth?

Can't tell...: ... But your orthodontist can. Retainers should be well fitting and comfortable when inserted. After all, they are suppose to "retain" your teeth in their final position. Any retainer that does not fit correctly is allowing your teeth to move and causing more harm than good when you are trying to insert it. Call your orthodontist asap for a consultation... And bring your retainers with you! ...Read more

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My retainer on my teeth is still really tight after a month of wearing it. Is this good?

My retainer on my teeth is still really tight after a month of wearing it. Is this good?

Contact your dentist: If you are wearing it all the time and it's uncomfortable you should contact your orthodontist. A small adjustment may be needed. ...Read more

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Put retainer in after one month of not wearing, feels tight and made one of my teeth loose. Will that tooth tighten back up?

Put retainer in after one month of not wearing, feels tight and made one of my teeth loose. Will that tooth tighten back up?

See orthodontist: Your teeth should not be loose at your age. See your orthodontist asap about this. The orthodontist knows you and your teeth and will be the best one to answer your question. Be honest about how much you have been wearing your retainer. It will help them know why your tooth is loose if they have all the information. ...Read more

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I have a tightness in my front teeth both top and bottom as if there is something stuck between them? It began about two weeks ago.

I have a tightness in my front teeth both top and bottom as if there is something stuck between them? It began about two weeks ago.

Tightness: You may have something stuck between teeth. See Dentist. You may have teeth that are shifting because of malocclusion, loss of posterior teeth without replacement, and/or bone loss because of gum disease. Ask your Dentist if specialist Orthodontist and/or specialist Periodontist is in order. ...Read more

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I bit something hard and one of my front teeth felt a very tiny bit loose for a day or 2, now my whole front row of teeth feel tight+sensitive?? Why?

I bit something hard and one of my front teeth felt a very tiny bit loose for a day or 2, now my whole front row of teeth feel tight+sensitive?? Why?

Trauma: Yu may have traumatized the area, doing damage to the tooth, the ligament that holds the tooth into the bone, or the bone itself. Depending on many circumstances this may require care. See hour Dentist for an examination and x-rays to establish a baseline and to determine if intervention is required. ...Read more

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Why do I clench my teeth tight while I sleep and doing the day?

Why do I clench my teeth tight while I sleep and doing the day?

Day and night?: Let's start with the day while you are awake. If you notice yourself clenching, simply stop. Take account of what triggers that response and be prepared. If you do it while working out have your dentist fabricate a custom made night guard. This is what you can wear at night. The clenching puts excessive stress on your teeth and fatigues muscles. Not just the mouth, but, your neck and back. ...Read more

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I have a feeling of tightness in my upper right teeths also some wierd problem in my upper right wisdom teeth with slight pain in one side of the root?

I have a feeling of tightness in my upper right teeths also some wierd problem in my upper right wisdom teeth with slight pain in one side of the root?

Dental problems: Dental problems cannot be resolved by you or internet searches. Please see a local dentist for an exam, diagnosis and appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Would proxabrush space my teeth if I put it tight between the teeth and gumline?

Would proxabrush space my teeth if I put it tight between the teeth and gumline?

No: Proxibrush will not push teeth apart. If gums are inflamed and you clean them they may shrink, making it appear that there is space between teeth. Take the proxibrush to your dentist for instructions on proper use. For many people proxibrush can be very effective. ...Read more

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I have loose teeth due to age and gum disease? How do I make the teeth not loose, but tight again?

I have loose teeth due to age and gum disease? How do I make the teeth not loose, but tight again?

It's not age: It is gum disease - so aggressively treating the gum disease will help your teeth tighten up. Also, if you clench or grind your teeth during sleep, they can be loosened up - so you may benefit from a proper nightguard. At last resort, the teeth can be tied together by a skilled dentist so they reinforce each other. ...Read more

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Hello, about a month ago I had one of my side molar teeth extracted and now all my front teeth feel very tight, hurt and move a little. Is this normal?

Tooth pain: See a dentist to find out why you are feeling this. It may not be related to your recent extraction. It takes a personal exam to find out exactly what is going on and the best treatment for you. ...Read more

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I stopped using teeth retainers two years ago. Now, my upper teeth are moving forward. The retainers are tight and painful, but they fit. Will using them now help?

I stopped using teeth retainers two years ago. Now, my upper teeth are moving forward. The retainers are tight and painful, but they fit. Will using them now help?

What you should do:: It's like calling your physician to ask about what to do after being treated for some medical problem two years earlier. It's even worse as we were not your treating doctor. If you want an accurate answer & some good advice, then please go back to your orthodontist to evaluate both your bite\ tooth position now, along with how wearing your retainer will effect things. Hopefully you can use it again. ...Read more

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I had a geneoplasty years ago. Which is still numb I have no feeling. Can Geneo cause me to clench my teeth tight at night? How do I relax my muscles

I had a geneoplasty years ago. Which is still numb I have no feeling. Can Geneo cause me to clench my teeth tight at night? How do I relax my muscles

Genioplasty: Probably not. You may have a malocclusion that requires attention. You might profit from an occlusal orthotic (night guard) to stretch your muscles and protect your teeth. 1 Advil before bed might help. There are relaxation exercises. See your Dentist for evaluation and advice. ...Read more

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Wisdom teeth extraction - stitches might be a little too tight. How can I loosen them?

Please don't go: Sticking any objection into the extraction sites. Please discuss this with your dentist or oral surgeon. ...Read more

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Grind my teeth and clench my jaw really tight when I'm sleeping? Wearing down teeth, what is prognosis?

Need a night guard: If you continue your bruxing without treatment the prognosis is poor as you will continue to wear down your teeth as well as cause other problems.
See your dentist so he can construct a custom night guard to prevent the ill effects of grinding. ...Read more

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Had bottom wisdom teeth extracted over three weeks ago. All teeth still sensitive. Bottom teeth/jaw area feels tight. Normal?

Had bottom wisdom teeth extracted over three weeks ago. All teeth still sensitive. Bottom teeth/jaw area feels tight. Normal?

Can be.: Often it takes quite a while to become comfortable after surgery. Individuals vary in their ability to be stretched open and remain there and therefore vary in recovery time. Do not keep testing it by overopening. You may massage the muscles where the tightness is to see if it will help. Sensitivity is usually due to exposed root where tissue healing. Call Surgeon if doesn't improve. Good Luck. ...Read more

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Can your heartrate be raised by TMJ or tightness in your jaw? Feel the need to grimace, smile teeth, and jut jaw forward, up down to release tension

Can your heartrate be raised by TMJ or tightness in your jaw? Feel the need to grimace, smile teeth, and jut jaw forward, up down to release tension

TMJ: Sounds like your jaw locks on you where you have trouble opening? Do you hear popping or clicking ; any pain when you open and close or when your chewing? See dentist for TMJ evaluation and have your bite checked.
Typically it's not associated with increased heart rate but if you get radiating pain on the left side you should see your physician to check your heart. ...Read more

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Is it common to have jaw tightness after wisdom teeth removal?

Is it common to have jaw tightness after wisdom teeth removal?

Yes: Yes. Should improve within a week. If persistent, see dentist or oral surgeon. ...Read more

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My front bottom teeth feels so tight and sore it hurt so much my gums feel swollen I need help it only happens at night or mid day. I'm only 15 help

My front bottom teeth feels so tight and sore it hurt so much my gums feel swollen I need help it only happens at night or mid day. I'm only 15 help

See Your Dentist: When teeth move, they usually move toward the middle of the mouth. The lower front teeth are commonly at the center of the movement and since they are smaller, they tend to get more crowded and out of position. You should see a dentist. Maybe you simply need your teeth cleaned. It may be due to new teeth erupting. You won't know without a thorough exam. ...Read more

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Feel tightness in gum & mild swelling after putting new 4 unit dental bridge on upper molar teeth. Is this normal. How tight bridge should be any feedb?

No: Make sure you are flossing after each meal and make sure you are flossing under the bridge with a floss threader or superfloss. Swelling can occur if you are not flossing or not enough. Have your dentist check the fit and go over home care with you. ...Read more

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At night I clench my jaw so tight it gives me headaches my tongue will get stuck inbetween my upper and lower rows of teeth & now it is very sore?

At night I clench my jaw so tight it gives me headaches my tongue will get stuck inbetween my upper and lower rows of teeth & now it is very sore?

Occlusal guard: See your Dentist for evaluation and possible referral to a Dentist who focuses on TMJ treatment. An occlusal guard will at least be one mode of treatment to protect your dentition and joints. Also see a Therapist for stress relief techniques to address the source of the parafunctional habit. Best of luck. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm experiencing frequent tightness at shoulder, neck and head. Headache and teeth grinding. Doctor say nothing to worry. Help!?

What to do if I'm experiencing frequent tightness at shoulder, neck and head. Headache and teeth grinding. Doctor say nothing to worry. Help!?

Myofascial pain: Often referred to as myofascial pain syndrome, is a regional muscle disorder that is one of the most common causes of persistent pain in the head, face and neck regions. Symptoms including increased muscle fatigue and stiffness, a mildly restricted range of motion, headache and vertigo.
Rec.: see an orofacial pain or pain management specialist for evaluation. ...Read more

Tightness (Definition)

Tightness can mean different states at distinctive times. The most common is the complaint of tightness of chest, a feeling of discomfort, real or perceived, seen often in patients with asthma or panic disorder, or heart attack. Your physician ...Read more