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Strange “orange growth” on side of tongue

My 12 year old daughter noticed a spot on the right side of her tongue. She says it doesn’t hurt at all or itch. It’s spongey and appears to be fully attached. The pediatrician has no idea what it is and has referred us to an ENT. Any ideas on...

Can my Hawley Retainers fix my tooth gaps and overbite

Hi, I am 15 years old and I had braces when I 12 and I took them off when I was 15. I got Hawley retainers after a week I took off my braces. I wore them for a couple of weeks but as time went on, I wore it less. I never wore it for a year now. I...

Why Can I Not Chew Anymore?

I recently got braces, 4 days ago to be exact. The orthodontist put glue on the bottom of my two front teeth so I would not hit my bracket with my tooth, but the glue. This means I can not chew with my front teeth, because the glue is not able to...

Fear of Pericoronitis

Hi I keep getting bits of food down the gap on the side of my wisdom tooth I whent to the dentist yesterday and she just prescribed me some antibiotics I did ask her if she was going to take my wisdom tooth out and she said no. Just to use salt...

Traumatic injury to mouth needed a dental crown I’m having problems with it?

I got in a traumatic accident where all of my front teeth became loose. Luckily all of them tightened up besides one. I saw a dentist immediately after and a couple weeks later I needed a root canal and crown on #8. The root canal procedure seemed...

Traumatic injury to mouth needed a dental crown. Problem.

I got in a traumatic accident where all of my front teeth became loose. Luckily all of them tightened up besides one. I saw a dentist immediately after and a couple weeks later I needed a root canal and crown on #8. The root canal procedure seemed...

Lower and upper jaw positioning is not same

Hey sir how r u? Im right now having braces treatment since 2 n a half years and till now theres little difference in my teeth. My dentist says tht u will have to go for upper jaw surgery to move it back besides this everything is perfect. Im going...

What Indiana Dental Insurance Will Help Cover Cost of Adult Braces

I am needing help finding a local dental insurance working with a local orthodontist in the Bloomington, Indiana area. I am in need of braces and haven’t had dental insurance since spring of 2017 after being denied HIP because I make too much. I...

Extractions

I’ve had my teeth pulled recently on the bottom; I still gotta get the top pulled and fitted for dentures. But now I can relax my jaw; it hurts. Plus there’s a spot that looks like it’s infected or something. It’s been 4 days now and it...

TEETH ALIGNMENT for Wisdom Teeth

Can you put braces/Invisalign on fully grown wisdom teeth so that it aligns more correctly? I don't believe this is usually done. The wisdom teeth are grown but they are more to the outside of my other bottom teeth. ALSO, what can you do about chips...

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