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  • Surgery for infected jaw bone

    hi there i had a tooth extracted just over 3 years ago now and have been back to the dentist many many times since then due to a big lump above extraction site plus keep getting abscesses , have burning and sting to right side of tongue, he always...

  • I have four tiny brown cavities on my teeth, Is this all it is?

    So I already know I have cavities, But now i'm scaring the crap out of myself because I read the symptoms of Root canals. So I eat perfectly on one side of my mouth, i can mostly eat on the other side aswell, but it hurts SOMETIMES. The thing is I...

  • Is folic acid harmful to your enamel?

    I already know about how bad phosphoric acid and citric acids are for your enamel, but what I've been wondering about is if folic acid will do the same damage? Why or why not? If not, does folic acid benefit your teeth and/or mouth at all? Is it...

  • Is oral problems causes the swollen of lymph nodes?

    I have these swelling of lymph node in my neck. Would it be possible that my dental problem is one of the possible cause of it?

  • Is grinding the mesial surfaces of teeth to make room a standard orthodontic practice?

    My daughter has had braces for almost 2 years. She is due to get them removed in May or June of this year. I asked our orthodontist if she is on track to have them removed on time, or if it will take additional time. He said her bottom are still...

  • Bumps in Mouth? So scared!

    Hello I've had like whitish bumps on the inside of my mouth for a few years now, it use to only be a few of them, but now there's so many. I went to the doctors to get them check out, but they said that's not their department,I went to the dentist,...

  • Extraction orthodontics causing me problems

    Hello, I had extraction orthodontics as a child which I believe is contributing to my poor mood and energy levels. My jaw is recessed back and my upper top lip has very little support. I have a low, sunken in profile. In order for me to concentrate...

  • Removal of the frenulum

    I'm 14 years old and have always had a gap between my teeth ever since I can remember. We recently changed our dentist and my dentist advises me to go through the procedure of having my frenulum removed in order for my gap to hopefully close up. Why...

  • Does your jaw move forward when relaxed?

    Hello, I am wondering if when you relax your jaw, does your lower jaw move forward - past your top teeth? When I fall asleep my whole jaw moves forward about 1/4 - 1/2 an inch. Even during the day when i am not talking or eating and just sitting...

  • Is my Essix retainer fitting correctly?

    Hello. Two weeks ago, my bottom permanently bonded retainer fell off. The dentist reglued it, but I fell off the next day, so a hygienist made an impression, and I received an Essix retainer. That did not fit correctly, so another was made. I am...

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