General Dental Questions

Infection and Bump on Gums (Answered)

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...

White stuff appearing in mouth? (Answered)

Recently brushing my teeth, eating and drinking water has been leaving a stinging sensation in my mouth. Particularly around my gums sometimes but mostly on the floor of my mouth. I had a look and found these white stuff on the floor of my mouth....

White mark on side of tongue (Answered)

Hi, I noticed over 7 months ago this area on the side of my husbands tongue that is white like a line. It is right where his bite aligns. He had a upper molar extracted over a year ago. Before then we never noticed the area. He also has a very...

I think I have an abscest (Answered)

I had a tooth pulled and I got dry socket now I have a lump that seems to have a head on it.. I am taking antibiotics clindamycin 300mgx3daily. The pain is gone in my jaw but the lump is sensitive.I go back to my dentist saturday. But I am so...

Canker sores (Answered)

A few months ago I bought the 2 step crest whitening toothpaste...at the same time I had gotten 2 bad canker sores in my mouth with I thought was from eating something.... I stopped using the tooth paste for a while and started again about a week...

cost of comprehensive oral evaluation (Answered)

I believe my dentist is overpricing treatments and I need to know how much is the average cost of a comprehensive oral evaluation....takes him 5 minutes at the most. I know he is overcharging for fillings, etc. Also I am a senior who will be 68 in...

Drastic color change in under a week (Answered)

Please help, i'm so worried. I had a resin composite build up with two metal pins for my top front tooth after it broke off at the gums. Dentist asked if I had injured that tooth before because the nerve looked damaged. It was beautiful and matched...

White spot on gums

I have this white spot on my gums above my canine and first molar it is somewhat between them, the teeth under these gums have composite fillings .The first molar has a new filling about 2 weeks ago but for the canine it’s like five to 6 year or...

Dispigmentation on hard palate (Answered)

I have a reddish-purple patch on my hard palate which has been here for over 2 years. Previous dentist was not concerned as i mentioned that i had burnt my palate prior. Current dentist seems concerned. No pain at all. Cant feel anything odd when i...

Is this infected? (Answered)

I have this small operculum on my left wisdom teeth and it turned red. I accidentally bit a bone to it last night and it turned red. Should I be worried about it? Is it also infected or a symptom of gingivitis or pericoronitis? it doesn't hurt...

Cracks and Fillings (Answered)

A dentist noted that there were cracks in my upper left teeth 24 and 25 (see photos attached). She suggested that their amalgam fillings be replaced with composite fillings. I have the following questions: I don't feel any pain from these two...

Gum growth or normal thing?

I have noticed something on my gums, above my front upper incisors, so I got worried, it's not raised just within the gums. I looked at a pic of myself taken 3 years ago and I think I can see it being there even back then, so it didn't appear...

White lesion?

I have an area on my lower gum between tooth 26-27, that is white in color, more abrasive than the rest of the gum tissue around it. It is painless and not sensitive to hot or cold, however it has persisted for some time. I noticed it several months...

I am confused by a long list of planned procedures suggested by dentist. (Answered)

Hello,  I've been given an extensive list of Dental procedures broken up into three sections. I have no clue as to which procedures are necessary and which are not.  The first section lists the "necessary" procedures for cleaning my teeth. All I...

I am confused by a long list of planned procedures suggested by dentist.

Hello,  I've been given an extensive list of Dental procedures broken up into three sections. I have no clue as to which procedures are necessary and which are not.  The first section lists the "necessary" procedures for cleaning my teeth. All...