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Hard, painless bony bump on top of mouth. A little to the right of midline. Same color as palate. I'm scared and can't see a dentist for week.?

Hard, painless bony bump on top of mouth. A little to the right of midline. Same color as palate. I'm scared and can't see a dentist for week.?

Palatial torus: This very well could be a palatal torus. A very common bony development found in the roof of the mouth. However, any bump is worth a look by your dentist. ...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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I am having sour taste in right side of my mouth. So that can't eat anything. Do I have to see a dentist or neurologist?

I am having sour taste in right side of my mouth. So that can't eat anything. Do I have to see a dentist or neurologist?

See your dentist: It could be a variety of issues but a trained dentist will most likely be able to figure out what is happening. If your dentist is unable to help they would be able to write a refferal to an ENT if necessary. Try using some oil of clove and take some ibuprofen to help with the discomfort until you are able to see your dentist. Best of luck! ...Read more

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I am recovering from 10 years of Bulimia. I want to see a dentist because my mouth always hurts. Are dentists typically understanding about bulimia?

I am recovering from 10 years of Bulimia. I want to see a dentist because my mouth always hurts. Are dentists typically understanding about bulimia?

Good for you: Glad you're getting your life back in order. PLEASE see a Dentist as soon as you can. You will find that the Dentist only want's to help you restore your health. Give it a go! ...Read more

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Jaw hinge pain, when I open and close mouth and chew. Hurts bad and feels hot sometimes, there's also some clicking. Do see a dentist? Or pcp?

Jaw hinge pain, when I open and close mouth and chew. Hurts bad and feels hot sometimes, there's also some clicking. Do see a dentist? Or pcp?

Jaw pain: See a dentist trained in treating TMJ. This may be your general dentist, prosthodontist, or oral surgeon ASAP. In the meantime have a soft diet, no gum chewing, OTC pain medications and ice packs can help your pain in the short term. ...Read more

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I have a sore on the roof of my mouth that's slow to heal. Which should I see, a dentist or doctor, if I want to have it looked at?

I have a sore on the roof of my mouth that's slow to heal. Which should I see, a dentist or doctor, if I want to have it looked at?

Contact dentist: See the dentist first. This can be as simple as a burn from hot food or something more involved. See the dentist and if they feel that you need to be referred for further evaluation, they will do so. ...Read more

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How often should you see a dentist for oral check-ups?

People are different: It really depends on your needs, the problems you have or the lack of problems, your family and your history. There isn't one interval the is appropriate for everyone. I see one special needs person once every 6 weeks and other people once a year. I don't think anyone should go longer than a year.

Consult with a dentist for what is appropriate for you. ...Read more

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When should I see a dentist for tmj?

When should I see a dentist for tmj?

Depends: Depends on how bad your symptoms are. If you only have painless minor popping, no problem. If your symptoms are painful, see the dentist soon. Not just ANY dentist, see a TMJ expert. ...Read more

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How often should you go see a dentist for check ups?

How often should you go see a dentist for check ups?

Depends: Every six months if you have health teeth and gums. Sometimes every three to four months if you have been diagnosed with periodontal disease. ...Read more

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Do I need to see a dentist for a possible small chip on my tooth? I think I might have just barely chipped my tooth this weekend. I can't really see much of a difference, but I still feel like I might have. Is it worth going to my dentist as a precaution?

Do I need to see a dentist for a possible small chip on my tooth? I think I might have just barely chipped my tooth this weekend. I can't really see much of a difference, but I still feel like I might have. Is it worth going to my dentist as a precaution?

A: A very small chip that is not on the edge of a filling may not need to be restored. In many instances, your dentist can just smooth it down to prevent food and bacteria from getting trapped in the rough surface.

If the chip occured at a tooth-filling interface, then it should be evaluated and possibly be restored since that opening may lead to decay and a potentially larger restoration.

It can't hurt to have it evaluated. ...Read more

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What age is recommended to take baby to see a dentist for first time? My son is a year old.

What age is recommended to take baby to see a dentist for first time? My son is a year old.

1st dental eval: The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests the first pediatric dental visit be at 1 year of age or 6 months after the first tooth eruption. In reality, most pediatric dentists start scheduling at around 2 years old unless there are issues such as cavity, pain, bleeding or broken teeth. ...Read more

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I need to see a dentist for major service and have no insurance what are the options at 64?

I need to see a dentist for major service and have no insurance what are the options at 64?

Dental treatment: If there is a dental shcool in your area, this would be a good option to get some really fine dentistry done at a lower cost. ...Read more

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Will that work as a temporary filling until I can go see a dentist for a cavity?

Will that work as a temporary filling until I can go see a dentist for a cavity?

Go to your pharmacy.: Temporary dental filling material is available for purchase over the counter at your local pharmacy. It may seem self-evident, but needs to be stressed: temporary filling material is only for temporary use, and will do nothing to prevent the progression of tooth decay or avert dental infection. You should arrange for professional dental service at your earliest opportunity. ...Read more

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I have a exposed nerve in a tooth and will be unable 2 see a dentist for at least 3 months how can I keep it from getting infected?

I have a exposed nerve in a tooth and will be unable 2 see a dentist for at least 3 months how can I keep it from getting infected?

Exposed Nerve: Three days is a long time to see a dentist for an exposed nerve let alone 3+ months. Not much you can do to ward off pain and infection, other than moving up the time frame for your treatment. All the best... ...Read more

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Is there any way I can personally help unswell my gums as funds are tight at the moment I cant afford to see a dentist for atleast a monthor so?

Is there any way I can personally help unswell my gums as funds are tight at the moment I cant afford to see a dentist for atleast a monthor so?

Determine the cause: If the cause of the swelling is bacteria stuck under the gumline where your toothbrush won't reach, then you'll need dental care to scrape and clean those pockets. After that, proper home care such as brushing your teeth and flossing, as well as regular professional cleanings should maintain them. Most offices accept credit cards and offer financing plans. Your Obamacare insurance may have dental. ...Read more

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Is it appropriate to talk to your dentist about an upcoming procedure especially if I am a new patient? I went in for an exam with a dentist that is new to me. I have not been in to see a dentist for four years. Due to putting this off, I have to have

Is it appropriate to talk to your dentist about an upcoming procedure especially if I am a new patient? I went in for an exam with a dentist that is new to me. I have not been in to see a dentist for four years. Due to putting this off, I have to have

Absolutely,: Absolutely, no questions asked.

You are entrusting your dental health to a provider that is new to you. His answers to your questions will make you feel at ease and allow him to work on you without the fear of making you nervous.

Once you feel comfortable you will not need to ask so many questions or be nervous. ...Read more

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How can I know if I need to see a dentist for my canker sore?

How can I know if I need to see a dentist for my canker sore?

Wait a week: A canker sore (or apthous ulcer) should begin to heal in about a week. If you notice no improvement after that time see your dentist. ...Read more

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Is there anything I can buy online for to achieve straighter teeth over time? I cannot afford to see a dentist for braces or retainers.

Is there anything I can buy online for to achieve straighter teeth over time? I cannot afford to see a dentist for braces or retainers.

Unfortunately no: Orthodontic treatment needs to be performed by a licensed dental professional, one who has gone to college and dental school for a minimum of 8 years, more if a specialist. Dental care is not a DIY project. Consider financing your care or saving up for it. It is a worthwhile investment in yourself. ...Read more

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Today I went to see a dentist for cavity and loose denture and she noticed a hard lump on my hard palate asked if I had it since childhood? I'm worrie

Today I went to see a dentist for cavity and loose denture and she noticed a hard lump on my hard palate asked if I had it since childhood? I'm worrie

Torus Palatinus: It is a bony growth or protrusion that can occur on the upper jaw. If concerned, see yur dentist for evaluation. ...Read more

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I have a hard painful lump by my ear next to my jaw line. My jaw clicks when I yawn or move it a certain way. Is this symptoms of tmj, and should I see a dentist for this?

I have a hard painful lump by my ear next to my jaw line. My jaw clicks when I yawn or move it a certain way. Is this symptoms of tmj, and should I see a dentist for this?

ENT: I would see an ent. The click in your jaw joint (TMJ) and the lump behind your ear are most likely independent of each other. It is normal for your jaw to click. A sign of tmd (temporomandibular joint dysfunction) is when there is pain associated with your joint. If you're having pain in your tmj, then I would see your dentist to help manage that. ...Read more

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I have tmj, but I can't see a dentist what do I do?

I have tmj, but I can't see a dentist what do I do?

Some self care: Self treat with soft diet, jaw exercises, massage, heat/cold, OTC pain meds. Avoid excessive gum chewing. Avoid clenching or grinding teeth. Avoid destructive habits like "popping" your jaw, cracking nuts with your teeth, etc. ...Read more

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What do you do when you break part of a tooth off on a holiday weekend and can't see a dentist?

What do you do when you break part of a tooth off on a holiday weekend and can't see a dentist?

If painful then: Go to the emergency room. However, if the broken tooth is not hurting then just be careful chewing in the area as it may break further. After eating make sure to clean the area well, if there isn't any discomfort doing so, as to prevent any food impaction. Hope you won't be in such a situation! ...Read more

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What can I do to convince my daughter to see a dentist?

What can I do to convince my daughter to see a dentist?

Don't argue with her: Call a children's dentist & tell him about her phobia. The am of the appt. Say, "we've got some things to do, then we'll...." (something she likes).Keep the car safety locks on; tell her "we're at the dentist's"when you pull into the parking lot. Give her two choices: walk in holding your hand, or office staff can come & walk her in. Once in, stay calm & let them handle it. Then do what you said. ...Read more

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Do I need to see a dentist immediately if I lost a crown?

Temporary cement: If dentist is not available, you can use an over-the-counter temporary dental cement. Remember, temporary fix is just temporary. See your dentist ASAP. ...Read more

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Wanted to know if I can take a 2 year old to see a dentist?

Wanted to know if I can take a 2 year old to see a dentist?

Usually at 3 years: Usually we recommend at age of 3 years for routine dental care. But if there is some dental problem you can take the baby to a dentist and get checked. ...Read more

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Why should one not eat or drink before going to see a dentist?

Why should one not eat or drink before going to see a dentist?

You can: Unless you are having general anesthetic, there is no reason you can't eat or drink. General anesthetic is usually used by oral surgeons for extractions. ...Read more