Dental Surgery Questions

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...

Underbite Issue

‪I have a pretty severe underbite. Not only do I have trouble chewing and speaking, but I am also experiencing some pain and discomfort. I am most likely in need of surgery and braces.I am wondering how long you have to wear braces before/after...

HELP! TMJ Disorder

Hi, I have been dealing with both my disks being displaced for 15yrs now. I have gone to my dentist. He said therapy or surgery. He wanted a second opinion. I went to see my doctor. She told me therapy. They had never once thought about doing an...

Is a large amount of grey/green (tissue?) normal after wisdom tooth extraction? (Answered)

I had my back left wisdom tooth removed 72 hours ago and I can feel and see a large grey soft lump (size of a tooth). It's definitely very different to my first wisdom tooth removal which was plain sailing! I've followed all instructions with...

Lower Jaw moving backwards when sleeping (Answered)

Starting last week I notice when I fall asleep and as my muscles relax I felt like my throat was being pushed in. Last night I just noticed its not my throat and its my I think lower jaw. It seems to move slowly backwards. I'm having a hard time...

Pain returning after failed tooth extraction (Answered)

I have a very large cavity on one of my upper molars that caused severe pain for several weeks and went up through my sinuses. I live below the poverty level and have no insurance, but I headed to the ER because it was radiating out farther. I was...

Potentially bad timing after wisdom removal? (Answered)

Right so I got my braces off about three months ago and at my most recent ortho, I was told that I have about 6 more months of wearing my retainers day and night. Shortly after my most recent ortho, I was told that I had to get my wisdom teeth...

Wisdom teeth (Answered)

I'm getting my wisdom teeth out in a couple of weeks and I have a couple of things that I didn't think about until now. My biggest one is that I think I have TMJ because my jaw tends to painfully lock when I open my mouth too wide but then it goes...

Pain under my gum (Answered)

I had 2 wisdom teeth extracted in March. They were impacted and in the bottom of my mouth . One side had to be debrided twice since then. The gum on the neighbor tooth began to pull away and loosen. Now I have excruciating pain under that tooth. It...

My son can not eat, speak, swallow or open/close his mouth. Been 30+ hours (Answered)

He had dental surgery over 35 hours ago.Three wisdom teeth three others pulked. Tube down nose. He says his throat feels like a stabbing pain. He says his tounge is numb still. He can not speak right, swallow right or close his jaw. He is...

Pain after root canal (Answered)

Stupidly I was an overzealous brusher and gums receded a little on top two front teeth. Dentist put some bonding between gum and top tooth to stop food from getting stuck. My other front tooth dentist said was dead after X-ray. I had NO PAIN ever...

frenulum between gums

Cutting a frenulum between upper and lower gums (Answered)

Hi, I have a frenulum on the right side of my mouth. It connects to my gums about 1cm behind the upper and lower back molars. It has become tight and painful. Have you ever seen anything like this? Is it safe to have it cut? I will attempt to add a...

Extreme tooth sensitivity after gum surgery (Answered)

HI, I recently had the 1sts of 4 quadrants of gum surgery. They cut the gum (flap) and cleaned. Now that tooth is extremely sensitive to cold and hot. Particularly cold to the point where it is hard to drink. I am now questioning whether I should...

Ways to be put under for oral surgery? (Answered)

Is there a way to put someone completely under without a needle before an oral surgery? Last time I went to have my wisdom teeth out they used gas but before I was completely out they stuck a needle in my arm which caused my anxiety to cause a...

Gums where wisdom teeth were removed after 2 years seem to be suddenly opening again. (Answered)

I had my wisdom teeth out almost 2 years aago. And just earlier I had noticed that I tasted slight blood in my mouth. I came to realize that where I had my wisdom teeth removed it seemed like it was starting to open back up again. It's slightly...