Recent Questions

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Which is better crowns or composite restoration?
    Dear Doctor, I have a question about the restoration of worn anterior and posterior teeth. My dentist recommends zirconium crowns on all 28 teeth while the are generally healthy and vital, only two molars were filled in the past. I made a little...
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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 have an exposed bone in my mouth.
    I went to the dentist complaining of what I thought was a tooth coming through my lower right jaw.. he did ex-rays and discovered it was an exposed bone... I have an appointment with an oral surgeon but have to wait til feb 3.. I have no pain but I.m...
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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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  • I've had 4 extractions, am I a candidate for braces?
    I had to have 4 extractions done due to decay. On the top, my two 6 year molars, on the bottom, one six year molar and one twelve year molar. My ortho says that he can close the spaces with braces and using TADS. Any advice? Does this sound do-able?
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  • do i require orthognatic surgery for my facial asymmetry?
    I am a 25 year old female and I have quite a noticeable asymmetry on my left mandibular region. i consulted a few orthoointists who deal with maxillofacial surgeons and they asked me to go with orthognatic surgery but for reducing the prominence of the...
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