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Removal of Braces

So my children were being seen by an orthodontist and both have braces on the top. I have since lost my job and cannot afford the cost of the braces as nothing was covered by my insurance. How much out of pocket would it cost for me to have them...

Toothbrush for numbness after surgery

Last year in july, I had surgery on my upper jaw (maxillary osteotomy) and I still have numbness along the scar and my gums on my upper jaw. I'm not worried about it, I was warned about it, I just wonder what's a good toothbrush to use now? I had a...

Pain When I Drink Water

I had just had my braces tightened about 4 days ago. The pain when you bite food has died down and everything seemed normal, but then when I drank water I started to feel a very bad pain in my tooth. Only one of my tooth hurts. The last time I got...

Bite Impression For Upper Denture.

Hi, I need to know if the position of your lower jaw is relevant when the impressions are taken for an upper denture in regards to ones bite. I have TMJ. With my lower jaw relaxed I am able to chew however I have locking and clicking and pain. When...

Delay In Growing Of The Front Tooth

Hi my son is 8 years old, he lost his front tooth six months back and the tooth is only half grown. Now that I can see that it has stopped growing, I would like to know if it is going to grow fully? The growing process was very slow, and after only...

Swollen Tonsil

Hi. My tonsil on the left side has been swollen for several years. And dentists have told me it's fine. I wanted another opinion. Thanks. You can see on the right side what i refer to. Also, i have been diagnosed with bowenoid papulosis on my...

White & Gray Color Where My Extraction Is

Hello, I had my bottom and top wisdom teeth removed 5 days ago and I'm still in pain sometimes & I noticed the bottom is very grayish or white looking also along the side of my jaw closer to the extraction. Does that mean its infected or is that...

Invisalign Every Other Night Causing TMJ Problems

Hi, I just wanted to inform you I think wearing my invisalign every OTHER night has caused TMJ type problems that radiate to the eye/eyelid as a subtle resistance when I try to move eyes and droopy eyelid. Soon after I switched to this schedule from...

I Can’t Bite Down All The Way

I got my retainers a couple weeks ago, and I started putting them on. After a couple days, I notice that I can’t bite down all the way I think because of my back molars. Before I got my retainers and after getting my braces off, my teeth could...

Uncomfortable Crown For 11 Days

I had a crown on a root canal (it was done months ago) rear lower molar. No trouble with root canal or Temp crown. Pain Free. However the last days have been hellish. Went back yesterday and he checked bite which needed reducing. Still today I...

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