General Dental Questions

  • Do these white bumps look to be cause for concern?

    I have 2 white round bumps on my upper gum above two of my teeth. It also extends out in a line above a third tooth. They are hard to the touch and aren’t extremely painful on their own unless I really push around on them. They don’t feel like...

  • Plastic retainer help please?

    Hi there. I am 20 yo female and had braces for 2.5 years and got them off when I was 15. When I got them off, they said I had to wear a plastic retainer but didn’t specify for how long. They also inserted a couple of wires behind the front few...

  • White lesion

    Hi, I have had a white spot on one of my front teeth for most of my life. All the dentists I have addressed it with say it is completely normal and is a non-issue. However, aesthetically it bothers me. I've tried to whiten the surrounding surfaces...

  • Potebtiom bite issues?

    I'm not sure if I'm posting this in the right place, but I was told when I was 15 I had a crossbite from a combination of things (mouth breather, crowding) but it was never pursued, now that I'm older I'm starting to be unhappy with the way my teeth...

  • What’s causing this pain in my gums?

    I’ve been having on and off shooting pain in my gums. i’ve been to the dentist and he took x rays and he can’t seem to figure out the problem. he gave me some ibuprofen to try to help with the pain but that hasn’t help. i went back to him to...

  • I feel my bite is off and my dentist doesn't agree?

    I went to the dentist because I had horrible sweet sensitivity between 13 and 14. I have had SRP, 13 fillings, and wisdom teeth extractions in the past two months. I have bruxism. First, they filled 12 OD, 13 MOD, 14 OL, 19 OD, 20 OD, and 18 O....

  • Dizziness after dentist

    I just recently returned from the dentist and had an old amalgam filling removed and replaced with a composite after the procedure I have been experiencing extreme dizziness, not vertigo but intense lightheadedness. I was wondering if the novacain...

  • Do I need braces, headgear, or surgery?

    Hi. My top teeth are grown in slanted, and my jaw seems misaligned, which causes an open bite. I was wondering if you've heard of this or encountered anybody with this issue and how can it be fixed?? My teeth are very straight so I'm not sure how...

  • How many hours a day should I be wearing my hawley retainer?

    Hi! I am a thirteen year old female and I just got my braces off after having them for 19 months. I received a standard hawley retainer for my top and bottom teeth. My problem is, I have a TERRIBLE lisp with it, but my orthodontist told me I had...

  • What method would you recommend and are there any other solutions?

    Hello, I recently went to the orthodontist. He said that the teeth on my upper jaw are not 2 millimeters in front of my teeth on my lower jaw, as they should be. However I do not have an under bite or over bite. He said that either my bottom jaw...

  • I might have a cracked tooth, how would that be treated?

    So I've recently felt with my tongue that I have some sort of small crack on one of my upper left molars. It doesn't hurt but it does react if I breath in heavily. But again this reaction isn't necessarily painful just not normal. As far as I can...

  • What is a dental term meaning

    My mother just died recently (aged 96) and wanted to have on her headstone that she had all her own teeth. The only tasteful way to do this is through vocabulary. Please help. Thank you

  • My molar tooth has broken off and the remaining parts are hurting greatly.

    About 3 or so weeks ago, one of my molars (the one on the right that\'s just in front of my top wisdom teeth) had suddenly decided to get loosened and fall out. It was weird, since the day had just started and I really didn\'t eat anything, and all...

  • Lump near right k-9

    I have a very small, hard spot on my gums, right next to my right k9. I used a Swedish tobacco called snus in the area, periodically for approximately 3-4 months. This bump has been there 1-2 weeks, is painless and does not bleed. What could this...

  • What is the medical term for having one's own teeth?

    What is the medical term for having one's own teeth?

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