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Recently Asked Questions
When will my top adult canine teeth grow in?
I extracted my top baby canines 6 months ago to make room for my braces. The orthodontist said that my adult teeth were impacted. I got my braces, and the first month showed rapid improvement in my teeth. But, even though it\'s been half a year, the...
How do I get under my bridge to floss it?
I admit, I am bad about flossing. I just tried to push a flosser under my bridge for about 10 minutes (has always worked before) and I can\'t get it to go through. What can I do to get under the bridge again so I can floss there?
What is the name of the o-ring elastics that have a hat or bumper on them?
What is the name of the o-ring elastics that have a hat or bumper on them? I need to order some but we have called them hat ties, which is not the proper name to use when ordering; Can you help?
Will I need braces for my type of teeth?
I have really crooked teeth that don't line up together, no over or underbite but just crooked teeth. I had 3rd pair and lost ALOT of teeth when i was litle (1st grade) And i've never seen a orthodontist in my life. I'm 11 turning 12 soon and I want...
excruciating lip and chin pain after surgery
I had upper and lower jaw surgery 3 weeks ago tomorrow. The swelling has gone down alot and the bruising is gone. I am 48 years old. I have excruciating lip pain since the surgery that I thought was a canker sore even though i'd never had a canker...
will her teeth grow back if she already lost them?
My six years old daughter had her two front teeth knocked out I think she already lost here front teeth before, will she grow new ones or will she be permanently without her front tooth?
has my abscess spread to a location antibiotics can not treat?
okay I have been to the hospital twice in the last month to try to get rid of an abscessed tooth. the first time I was placed on clindimicine 300mg three times a day, and received a 600mg shot while in the hospital. that did not totally take car of...
Having trouble with some kind of blood pocket
Ok so I'm not sure whats going on but in between my bottom right wisdom tooth and my gum a pocket of what I believe is blood keeps forming. It creates a rather stiff and painful bump over the whole area and every time I press on it with something to...
How to Pick an Orthodontist with Differing Treatment Times
I am 28 years old and am looking into getting braces. I have slight crowding in the front on both top and bottom. I am Class I on the right and Class II on the left. I have issues with TMD as I clench at night. I had 3 separate consultations...
Gum pulled from back molar and is painful.
My gum has been pulled from my back molar. I believe this happened when I was chewing and a piece of food tore it from the tooth. It has been painful for about 3 days now. I have been rising with salt water and mouthwash but it continues to be...