General Dental Questions

  • Questionable food still stuck under gums

    About 4 weeks ago, I bit into an apple and the apple flesh, not the skin, lodged up into my gums both front and back of my two front teeth. I flossed and rinsed but the gum behind the front teeth swelled up. I went to the dentist and both the...

  • What is causing bizarre changes in my mouth?

    I was dx with thrush six months ago. Since symptoms left (except for sores on tongue), I have experienced: Frequent cheek biting, so much so I developed a lisp due to trying to protect the inside of my mouth Transparent strips of dead skin (?),...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Small Teeth With A Lot Gaps

    I Have Small Teeth, I Don\'t Have A Gap Between My Front Two Teeth, But I Have A Lot Of Gaps In My Bottom Row, && A Few In My Top Row. I Hate My Smile Because You Can See All The Gaps Clearly. Is It Possible For Me To Get Braces?

  • Periodontal disease

    I am doing a project on the link between kissing and periodontal disease and I have to get a doctor or dental professors opinion on periodontal disease. Can you please answer : What is your opinion on the link between kissing and periodontal...

  • Rotating Tooth?

    I never needed braces as a child, and my teeth are straight. There is one tooth, however, that is just the SLIGHTEST tiny bit crooked. I actually never even noticed it until I went in for a cleaning with a new dentist and he pointed it out. He...

  • Odd hole in gum, what is it?

    I felt a small tear/cut in my mouth with my tongue. Lower left jaw inside. When I probed it I noted it was hard large and unmoving. Jawbone? No loose or broken teeth. Besides a dull ache now and then it does not hurt. No real pain though the...

  • Problems within days with dental bonding cracking or chipping...Is this normal?

    I went to a new dentist 2 weeks ago. They did a great job on cleaning my teeth. I went again last week to have a small filling placed behind tooth #7. While there I elected to have teeth #8 and #9 bonded to close a gap between my two teeth. The...

  • Is it possible to have bone loss but no accompanying gum disease?

    I\'m 50, female, just visited a new dentist after 3 years not (hygienist who did cleaning said my oral hygiene was excellent). I have some recession & pocketing. Bite-wing x-rays showed bone loss, enough so that the dentist expected to see loose...

  • What could a line of small white dots on both sides of my tongue mean?

    I am a 22 year old female. I woke up with pain under my tongue and on my lower gum on the inside of my teeth. It seems to be irritated and red. It is painful. I am not sure if it is more painful because I keep touching it, but it is quite sore and...

  • lubrication not suitable for rubber dam

    lubrication not suitable for rubber dam water or vasaline or red soap or shaving cream

  • Lingual Frenulum

    I have what looks like extra skin in places on my lingual frenulum. They don't hurt but there are several and they almost look like skin tags and are normal skin color. Is this cause for concern?

  • 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...

  • Fluoride gel

    Enamel on my front teeth is pretty worn off so I decided to try using fluoride gel to maybe harden it a little. Is it even helpful? Can I put that gel right on the parts where enamel is really thin? What else I can do besides that, if it even...

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