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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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...
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  • 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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  • How long will it take for my four front teeth to move back and close a 4mm gap?
    Hi, I have braces, and it's been a while now since my extractions. the bottom gaps closed very quickly, as for the top gaps, i'm not sure they've moved at all. i must admit that i hardly go for tightening, which is bad and im starting to go again. I...
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  • I would like to know why my two front teeth hurt and what I can do?
    My two front teeth have been hurting me these past few months. It is really sensitive to brush and touch. It hurts. Also It is sensitive to bite down into things (i.e apples) Before I have not had any problems regarding this and don't know what to do....
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  • What's going on with my teeth and jaws, it's really bothering me
    If you need pictures to help answer either email me @ mrdavidjones7777@gmail.com or leave your email in your answer...(hopefully this is a forum lol). I had braces when i was younger, overall the braces did the job but we noticed when they were removed...
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  • Can you be refused getting wire change if you get your tongue done?
    i have had my braces for a month and i have been wanting my tongue done for a year. im thinking about getting it done next weekend but i need to know could my orthodontist refuse to do the rest of my treatment with me getting this done?
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  • Theres a bump on my Gum
    Theres a bump on the upper side of my lip, is in the inside in front of my tooth but is in the inside of my lip. it is reddish it dosnt hurt .
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  • I have a bit of trouble with my retainer?
    I know it isn't really about braces, but I haven't worn my retainer in about three months. I wore them again, only to find that they are only slightly tight. But a few minutes ago, I realised that my bottom retainer had started to have blood in it. I...
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  • Invisalign Or Lingual Braces For Underbite?
    my bottom 4 teeth are in front of my upper teeth. the bottom isn't too far out but it touches my upper teeth so their close and it doesn't completely cover my upper teeth just half of it probably even less than half will I need surgery im 18 and it is...
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  • New wire has a loop that digging into my gum (not lip)?
    My orthodontist put on new wires for me yesterday that he said would "move up" my bottom teeth. This new wire (a loop) has been digging into my gum (not my lip) and yesterday the pain was really really bad. It felt like someone took a nail and was...
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  • 1 week after wisdom teeth extraction, dry socket or something else?
    I got 4 wisdom teeth extracted exactly 1 week ago and now the bottom right has a small hole and hurts especially when air hits it. Is it possible that it's a dry socket or did the stitches fall out, though they are dissolvable?
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  • Severe buck teeth. Would you recommend braces or surgery?
    Teeth are severely buck and crooked. Would braces be recommended, an if so what kind. Or would surgery be recommended? How much would it cost and how long would I have to wear them? I could take a picture to show how bad they are.
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  • Scared of what's happening in my face!
    I have a small white hole behind my right molar,there's no pain or swelling but feels like something sharp like a horn is competing out.please don't delete I'm very nervous and can't seem to find help.
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  • Can I use ruberbands before orthodontist tells me to?
    My friend gave me some of her rubberbands from her braces, and I started to use them. Will that mess up my teeth? Because I have not been given any rubberbands by my orthodontist.
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  • My teeth don't line up with my nose?
    Hi, I\'m Alivia, I am 14 years old and almost have had braces for 2 years. (Jan 7th would be 2) I\'m supposed to get them off on Monday, which is in 2 days.. and I went in today for a final check to tighten anything. I left, and when I got home I got...
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  • Should a dentist be allowed to?
    Should a dentist be aloud to put you under if you are on antibiotics for a UTI and you have Anxiety? and if not then is it right for them to tell you because you cancelled we are not going to see you again
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  • Numbness in lower lip and chin.
    On October 18th I had I root canal. The procedure went well, no pain or any side effects. On October 24th, I had the temporary filling replaced with a permanent filling on the same tooth and again everything went great, no pain or side effects. On...
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