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What should I do about a loose permanent tooth?

I know now what a bad decision this was, but I decided to try Smile Direct Club to straighten my slightly crowded teeth at a lower cost. At the end of the aligner process, my retainers (which were made based on what the computer predicted my end...

I can't open my mouth very wide.

I have wisdom tooth that has been growing olin for maybe 8-10 months. It's sore. Recently it has been giving me pain in my temples ears throat and roof of my mouth. So as of now I can't open my mouth. No swelling inside that I can tell of, I just...

My son got xrays

Hi – I’m hoping you can help me. My son had a bitewing xray at 7 and ½ and then his next appointment six months later they did a panoramic xray and now I am a nervous wreck reading about this. Was that too much radiation at his age? Could he...

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....

Had To Wait 1 Week For Retainers??

Hi I recently got my braces off and had to wait a whole week for my retainers to be made however while I was waiting a few of my bottom teeth began to space a little. I went in for my retainers appointment and the bottoms didn’t quite fit as tight...

Broken Root Canal Infected?

Is it possible for my old broken root canal to be infected? It doesn't hurt but my mouth and face has been numb for two weeks on the right side same as the broken tooth. What's left of the tooth is black. Thanks.

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...

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