Recent Questions

  • Sudden, numerous cavities have appeared
    I'm eighteen and have never had any cavities at all. In the past week, I noticed one cavity in my lower front tooth (in a spot that had a hole in the enamel since i was twelve and the dentist didn't treat). Suddenly, it seems, I am seeing dark spots...
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  • Born With Yellow Teeth?
    I have a yellow teeth but it isn\'t because I don\'t brush my teeth. I was born with it. One of my dentish told me he can put a cap on top of it when am 16 year\'s old. But I switch dentist and the one I have now told me it well clear out by the...
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  • Appliance used for Overbite
    So I need to know. What appliances would they use for an overbite. I am really curios because I am going to the Orthodontist in January and I am getting an Update because it has been almost 2 years since I went for a consultation. And I have been on...
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  • anxiety after oral surgery
    Is it normal to have anxiety after having oral surgery with chest pains?I had four wisdom teeth removed&the tooth on top.
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  • 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 dentist...
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  • Unbearable toothache. Could the problem be worse than time can heal?
    About a week after I had my wisdom teeth removed, I had bitten on something very hard, like a rock, in my food, and have had unbearable pain for the last 4 days that won't go away. At first, the pain was in my lower molar that I had bitten on the...
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  • 10 mm Overbite - Orthognathic Surgery
    Disclaimer: Please do not post my email address, name etc. I have a 10mm overbite with some crowding. I am currently 15y/o without any sort of orthognathic treatment. I was told by the orthodontist that my sister and brother go to that if i wanted to...
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  • Wow do I get a crown fixed that was made too small?
    I have a crown on the left lower molar. It was placed about two months ago. I did not have a temporary crown placed first. the day the DDS put the permanent crown in he said that I would probably have a problem with food getting stuck between the...
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  • Are my teeth strong enough for braces? Could I have dental implants or veneers and caps
    Hello my name is Matthew I am 15.My teeth are not in very good condition at all. I have had a few teeth extracted when I was younger and I have intrinsic stains on some of my teeth.My teeth are fairly yellow.I have had an abscess which was a nightmare....
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  • getting braces off and overbite and elastics
    hi I have a few questions. so I had my braces on for almost 2 1/2 yrs (about) and I got my elastics about 3-4 months almost or maybe is 5 months now, but anyways, I always wear them and I have a 2mm overbite (about) (I tried to measure it). I'm going...
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  • Tiny gap and slightly wonky tooth
    Hello i have a tiny gap in my front teeth and one of them is slightly wonky. But i have already had braces I\'m 15 and i wear my retainers all the time so i do not understand how this has happened. I have called up my orthodontist and they have said...
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  • Will orthognathic surgery stop mouth breathing?
    I had braces for two years in seventh and eighth grade. I have always been a mouth breather and had a terrible overbite going into braces. Now its been three years since I've had braces. My bite is generally lined up, however my front four top teeth...
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  • Shotting Pain in jaw on lower right side of jaw
    What causes a shooting pain from the lower right side bottom of your mouth if you wear dentures?
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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 says...
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  • 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...
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  • 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 (?), that...
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  • Will upper tooth extraction cause premature aging?
    Hello, thank you for reading. I'm 30 years old and have decided to get lingual braces after never having braces when I was younger, but having a slight overbite and crooked teeth that have bothered me for some time. Upon my last consultation, the...
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  • 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 safe...
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  • 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?
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  • My front teeth are not in sequence in upper jaw
    hi dr. My teeth are healthy. But in front my upper teeth are not on corect position. Kindly advise me to take these in order to make my smile beautiful. Thanks
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  • I lost my retainer!!
    Hi I got my braces off about a week ago and I just lost. My retainer is there any thing I can to not let my teeth move before I get my replacement retainer
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  • 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...
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  • 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, and...
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  • 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 I...
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  • 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...
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