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Swelling and painful roof of mouth and white tint

I was off work for about a year and a half. And i just went back to work 2 days ago. I am a flat roofer. I sometimes have to tear off old roofs and replace them with new. The roof we started 2 days ago is an old roof so it has black tar pitch in it....

My gum is growing over my teeth

Why are my gums growing over my bottom teeth? It hurts so bad I can barely take it. I have a very hard time brushing because they bleed.They also bleed, it hurts when I eat. Sometimes I wake up in the middle of the night and have blood on my pillows...

Do I require lefort 1 advancement?

I am 9 months post sarpe. My orthodontist said I should ask my surgeon if I should do lefort 1. My surgeon says I wouldn’t need lefort 1 advancement unless my ortho tilts my bottom front teeth out. What should I do and what questions and...

Infection and Bump on Gums

My daughter must of had a infection she did not inform me about. She just called me and said the bump on her gums popped and yellow stuff came out and it feels fine now. Should I rush her to the hospital or could it wait about 4 days into I take her...

Extraction or naw correction

Hello, I recently had an orthodontist appointment regarding to dental braces, he gave me two options, one to wear a jaw corrector since I have an overbite for six months and then put on dental braces for a year and a half, or second option, extract...

Filling paim

I got a filling on a specific tooth and the cavity was quite large and deep it been quite a while now and if I apply pressure to the filling my tooth get bad pain and again it's been quite a while since the fillings is it normal considering the...

One tooth has a bracket but no wire running through it - was this a mistake by my orthodontist?

I got my full dental metal braces today and I noticed that my left canine had a bracket but there was no wire or elastic running through it, rather the wire was behind the tooth. Note that my left canine is badly out of line; it juts out on a...

Question about recovery after surgical tooth extraction

I had a surgical tooth extraction yesterday and since then i have had a non stop dripping runny nose and about an hour ago my left ear started hurting really bad. It's the same side I had the tooth removed from. Is that normal?

Could my crossbite qualify for free braces through medi-cal?

I am a 15 year old and I have an anterior crossbite. My dentist told me my crossbite could possible qualify for free braces but she wasn’t sure. She recomeded me to an orthodontics. My jaw usually feels sore after chewing something. Could braces...

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Are braces free for crossbites?

I am 15 and I have a anterior crossbite of my two teeth on my top front. My jaw usually feels sore after eating I was wondering if Medi-cal could cover for braces. I was told by my dentist that medical would cover for braces for a crossbite but I...

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