Dental Health Questions And Answers


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General Dental Health Q And A

This section is for all questions that are related to dental health and not only dental implants!

Any question from the world of dentistry!
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Temporary crown put on unfinished root canal 
About 2 years ago a pulpotomy was done, on the upper right side tooth. I then had a root canal done on the upper left tooth 2 months ago. When I went …

Wisdom tooth problem 
Wisdom tooth problem: I got a wisdom tooth not growing vertically but across, so that the gums cover the top of the tooth and I cannot chew anything …

Would her smile look normal with a 'missing' canine?  
My 9 years old daughter is missing her adult two upper Lateral incisors, her baby tooth have not come out (probably because the adult are missing and nothing …

Moving Baby Teeth with Braces 
I was hoping to get good advice about Moving Baby Teeth with Braces. I am a 30 year old woman with five baby teeth in place that have very strong roots. …

I had moved my teeth during the initial impression? 
Hello. Have had full removal of top teeth set on Tuesday last week. I had 4 posts sunk into my top jaw. The previous week I had upper and lower impressions …

Unhappy about crown 
I had a crown put on but not pleased with it. A regular dentist had me bite down on this gooey stuff (mold?) and sent it off to the lab. When I had the …

Could I assume my jaw finished growing? 
My front tooth turned bad a while ago and I never went to see a dentist because I was scared. When I finally went for the first time, my dentist said he …

Canine tooth broken and removed 
Canine tooth broken and removed I have recently had my canine tooth removed - not a very comfitable extraction. It had a cap in place before it broke …

4th (PreMolar) Partially broken. 
4th (PreMolar) Partially broken. what should I do? My 4th molar has broken partially a few days ago. The broken part was wiggling for few days and …

Is it OK to ask my Periodontist to prescribe pain medicine 
I am about to have major periodontal surgery. I have heard stories both good and bad regarding post-op pain. My question here is: Is it OK to ask my Periodontist …

Move the teeth back in place with braces 
I have 2 crowns on my front teeth since 2004. When I was eating this week one of them broke and fell off and the other one is shifted slightly out of place. …

Will it grow back even though it's an adult tooth? 
Hi there ! My tooth is getting pulled out because it is loose and once it gets pulled out it is going to affect my smile and I will just be embarrassed …

Have to wear an Invisalign mouthguard for 3 months 
I have a missing front tooth with a temporary tooth. The root needs to be removed, it needs to heal before the implant screw can be fixed. In the meantime …

My canine teeth are high and so for that reason my lateral incisors have turned side ways 
Hello my name is cassandra and I am 21 years of age. My canine teeth are high and so for that reason my lateral incisors have turned side ways. I wanted …

My tooth has turned grey brown & is clearly rotting 
Hi. I am 31 years old and have had a baby molar my whole life. It had a cavity that was filled in many years ago and the filling fell out a year ago. …

Application of a crown would require cutting into the gum 
Three weeks ago, the inside part of my second bicuspid tooth broke off leaving just a bit of the tooth enamel proud of the gum on the inside. The outer …

Wait for the exfoliation 
When my baby was 19 months old she banged against the wall and broke 4 of the front upper teeth. Although the broken tooth is still attached, she can't …

Unfinished root canal treatment 
I have had unfinished root canal treatment on one of my back teeth but I didn't go back to finish it. Becouse it hurt so much and now my tooth has broke …

I have a wobbly (grade 2) 2nd molar 
I have a wobbly (grade 2) 2nd molar bottom right. Pockets are 8mm. I am on antibiotics as I have an infection. On X-ray There is barely any visible bone …

The gum above the tooth is now a "purplish" color 
I recently had a cap installed on one of my two front teeth. The gum above the tooth is now a "purplish" color, and looks different from all my other …

Infection in root of crowned tooth 
Hi. I had an opreation in november 2010 to remove an Infection in root of crowned tooth - my front tooth and the one beside it. I was advised that …

I would like my wisdom teeth put back in... 
I know this is unheard of, but I would like my wisdom teeth put back in that I was born with. I removed the bottom row almost ten years ago at 17 yrs …

Lost his upper front teeth while playing in school 
Today my brother lost his upper front teeth while playing in school. It was completely broken from the very base of gum. He is 15 years old. Some doctors …

Severe pain first day after a normal dental extraction  
Severe pain first day after a normal dental extraction : This morning I got tooth no. 15 extracted because of a fairly large cavity that was not infected. …

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Swelling on gums during root canal 
Swelling on gums during root canal: I was doing root canal for my lower right side tooth. In between suddenly my lower gums/cheak started swelling and …

I have two of my baby canine teeth still present 
I have two of my baby canine teeth still present on the maxillary side and the two permanent cuspids have displaced them self between the bicuspids. I …

Should I visit my dentist sooner than my appointment? 
I had a root canal done 5 days ago and my dentist gave me a temporary filling. About two days ago the filling cracked, and now about 80% of my filling …

Braces for 2 months now 
My daughter has braces for 2 months now and the denstist said that she needs to put two small screws on the lower jaw left and right molars in order to …

My top gums are always bleeding 
I have 2 large partials and caps on the rest of my teeth except 2. One is an implant and the other one is my own tooth top and bottom. My top gums are …

Spaces between my crowns from receding gums 
7 years ago I got crowns so I would not have spaces between my teeth. Lately I have had an issue with receding gums / Gingervitas. Now all my teeth that …

Left tooth shifted and covered the gap up 
Hello I was looking for your advice...(thanks) I had my right front tooth knocked out in an accident about 7-8 years ago, which I never got fixed. …

Hawley retainer or Invisalign? 
I have to get a retainer in March of 2012, but I don't need braces. I was wondering if retainers hurt and how long you have to wear them if you don't need …

Missing baby lower incisor tooth  
Hello My (almost) 3yo son is missing baby lower incisor tooth. Is this something I should be looking to take action on now or wait and see if a permanent …

Root canal problems 
I have root canal problems - A month ago I went to dentist for a filling with no pain at the time. The dentist put fillings in 3 of my teeth. After …

Something different in my front teeth  
I have noticed something different in my front teeth lately - when I use my front teeth to bite into any type of food one of them begins to hurt, but it's …

Have a gap behind the crown 
I had a crown fitted a couple of years ago on a top tooth (4th from front on the right)! I recently had a bridge fitted on the bottom and as there had …

Will a BRIDGE help my teeth regain their positions. 
My one molar is extracted and now the teeth near them are shifting from their places. What should I do? Will a BRIDGE help my teeth regain their positions?? …

Is it safe to have a root canal and filling at the age of 40 and above? 
Is it safe to have a root canal and filling at the age of 40 and above? If so what are the sides effects?

Is removal of the torus palatinus routine? 
I have just started the procedure for full mouth dentures. The bottom will be done first and will involve teeth extractions, healing, jaw bone planing, …

Bridge on #18, 19 & 20 
Hello doc, I have a bridge on #18, 19 & 20 that is 4 years old. A couple of weeks ago at the cleaning I was told that #20 was decayed & had to be fixed. …

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