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Will A Frenectomy Make My Gums Show
Nothing permanent: There are temporary solutions such as snap on smile for minor irregularities. Major irregularities require orthodontic or restorative treatment. Most cost effective approach is permanent rather than temporary solution. Talk to your dentst about pros vrs cons. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will my teeth return to looking normal after a pocket depth reduction procedure? I had a pocket depth reduction performed last month, and as my gums have healed, my teeth look longer than they used to, with gaps between them. Is this something that will g
How many months will it take for a gum inflammation to get better, gums don't bleed, had a deep cleaning at the gumline by dentist?
See periodontist: More serious type of gum disease known as periodontitis. It's very important to pay attention to your gums. Gums play a major role not only in your dental health, but in your general health. Regardless, the cause of gum inflammation, there are steps you can take to minimize gum damage:see periodontist, brush and floss properly 2X/day, drink water, eat well-balanced diet and relax. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What can I expect after a wisdom tooth extraction for a tooth that’s a bony impaction? My oral surgeon says that means the tooth is surrounded by bone, so he’ll need to cut into my jaw bone. That sounds really painful. Will I have a long recovery? How wil
If : If you are young it will be simple. Your surgeon only needs to remove enough bone to get the tooth out. That's what i call a window. The bone will heal back uneventfully. You will not be in the pain you are imagining. But the first week after surgery you will be sore and eating will take more effort. After the second week you can get back to eating that beef jerky. So don't fret it will go well. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Will a dental X-ray always show if a tooth is infected? A lot of pain but dentist said I just need a good cleaning. And have gums receding.
Shaped: Not sure what you mean by shaped however in answer to both questions no it will not hurt as your dentist will make sure you are numb. You may feel pressure but you should not feel pain. ...Read more
Will a frenectomy change my lip shape or smile? If my lip isn’t attached to my gums the same as before, will that mean it has a different shape after? Will my upper lip be more droopy or not stretch the same when i smile? My dentist says it’s the best way
Is there a way to have my insurance approve an oral surgeon to remove my wisdom teeth. They are piercing through my cheeks and shattered a tooth.
Eligible benefit?: Not all insurance plans are the same. Some medical insurance plans exclude dental coverage including the surgical removal of wisdom teeth. Your surgeon's office can contact your insurance company to determine if benefits are available, and/or submit a narrative to request coverage or appeal a denial. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
When you have gingivitis how long does it take for all of you gums to get better. My gums don't bleed, had a deep cleaning in gum line by dentist?
Up to you: See Dentist as often as recommended, but Dentist can't do this alone. You have the major responsibility for keeping your gums healthy. Brush 2 full minutes(zebu the clock) at least 2x/day with sort toothbrush & pea sized portion of toothpaste. Very important, floss or Water Pik daily. Avoid excessive alcohol. Ask Dentist for more advice. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I just got a dental implant crown and there is a gap in my gum. Will the gums grow and fill in that gap?
Can an X-ray show a cracked tooth below the gum line? The tooth hurts when I push on it but X-rays show a healthy tooth!
Very common: The teeth with cracked tooth syndrome usually have fractures that are too small to be detected on X-rays. People who grind or clench their teeth often develop the cracked tooth syndrome. Treatments for this condition do not always completely relieve the symptoms. Prevention is the key, ask your dentist for a hard night guard fabrication. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I have a missing tooth and a few other teeth have tipped into the space. What can I do? My general dentist recommended that i go see an orthodontist because he says that braces or invisalign can straighten my teeth. In one area there is a tooth missing sh
Traditional braces: Your case is exactly the kind of situation that a certified orthodontist is trained to correct well and in good time. Invisalign is unlikely to prove helpful in the long run. See a real orthodontist, they will review your options and the best way to correct your problems. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 12 more doctor answers
How long does it take to recover from a gingivectomy? Until recently, i hadn't gone to the dentist in years, and have done a really poor job of cleaning my teeth. My dentist says i need to gingivectomy to stop the advance of gum disease, and it sounds rea
Treating cause or ..: Removing infected gum tissue removes the effects of the infection but leaves the same bacteria in the mouth that caused the problem. The perio protect method was shown to be better than conventional methods (j clin dent 2012) and it killed 99.98% of the bacteria that caused the disease (j dent res 2007). Manage the bacteria and you manage the cause of the disease. Don't treat the effects. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
I have braces and a canine tooth being pulled into place.Ortho wants to remove excess gum tissue with a laser.With a low pain tolerance, will it hurt?
Does teeth whitening make your teeth more likely to get stained later? My friend told me that teeth whitening actually breaks down enamel and makes the pores bigger, so teeth stain easier after treatment. Is this true? I'd really like to get my teeth whit
No : Teeth whitening is safe if done under professional guidance with dentist recommended products only. After comprehensive evaluation of your dental health and quality of your enamel, dentist will design a protocol that you should follow with teeth whitening. It includes Fluoride treatments, sensitivity management, and whitening sessions frequencies. It it safe and effective method to enhance smiles. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Sugarless gum makes my mouth feel somewhat clean after I eat. Does this type of gum still leave a film on teeth that should be toothpaste brushed off?
Yes, it leaves: Chewing sugarless gum can HELP prevent tooth decay and gum disease. It causes more saliva production, which helps neutralize and rinse away some of the acid that forms in your mouth when you break down food. However, even sugarless gum, is not a substitute for a regular oral hygiene. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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