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Implant bleeding during orthodontic treatment

Hello, I am an adult who had braces as a teen and an implant placed prior to that. The implant is the maxillary right lateral incisor on the top. Now at 40yo I have braces again on my bottom teeth as they have lost their alignment. The braces on...

What should I do about a single miss aligned tooth

Okay so, to explain this I have over crowding in my bottom front set of teeth. Whats happened is you know you have the front 4 teeth, one of the middle teeth to be exact the right middle one has been pushed back into my mouth behind the other 3....

Gap from retainer

Hi, I have a questions so I got my braces off last month. I have a tooth with crown over it on the left side well I noticed it’s started to ache and food gets stuck between it a lot. I had a cleaning after my braces were removed and my dentist...

Why is there a hole in my composite filling?

I had a composite filling on my molar tooth in the top row a couple weeks ago. But yesterday, I found my tongue lingering on that tooth, so I checked it out in the mirror, and it appears that a hole has appeared in my filling! It wasn't on the...

Will my teeth change tremendously?

I lost my retainers two days ago and I’m getting a new set tomorrow morning. The reason why I’m getting a new set is because my 3 months are up for my first set of retainers so I have to get fitted for a new set.

Does the problem of weak chin seem sental or skeletal?

I can't seem to understand whether my weak chin is due to dental or skeletal reasons. If dental, can it be fixed via braces and extractions? And if skeletal, can it be camoflauged or does surgery look the only available option?

Quad Expander Pain

Question, I've had my quad expander for about 2 months now and I wake up every day with an imprint from the expander causing my tongue to be in tremendous amount of pain, yesterday I woke up with a bloody tongue. Do you recommend anything I can wear...

Wisdom teeth removed, is this dry socket or healing normally?

I’m concerned I have a dry socket from my salt rinses. Does this look like normal healing or is something wrong? It has a gray color and on the right side I can see some white. I got my teeth removed on 5/3 and felt like I was healing alright. I got...

Was IPR necessary?

(Apologies if you've already seen this post, I wasn't sure it posted the first time) I have a question about some IPR I recently had done. Back in January 2020, I went to an orthodontist for an Invisalign consultation regarding a 4 mm overjet of...

Short roots

Hello. My 7yo daughter went to the dentist today to check on a suspected cavity from previous visit. The dentist took a “growth” X-ray and showed the cavities but had more concern for her “short roots”. He said he would send her X-rays to an oral...

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