General Dental Questions

  • 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?

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Do I need to pay for a new retainer or can it be fixed?

    My retainer got broken when I was trying to take it out of my pocket and now on one of the sides the cement is gone. Do I need to get a new retainer or can the orthodontist just apply more cement?

  • Overgapping of bottom teeth

    I have two bottom teeth that are overlapping one another, and over the past few years, it has not been a problem, but the last few days have been very painful on those bottom teeth that are overlapping one another. Any suggestions how to ease the...

  • What can I do to lessen tongue pain resulting from biting during a seizure?

    Two days ago I chewed/bit the back, side of my tongue during a seizure. This is the worst so far. I have been taking acetaminophen and ibuprofen for pain and swelling. Today I thought to uses Anbesol and/or Chloraseptic spray to numb the area. Not...

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