General Dental Questions

I can't open my mouth very wide. (Answered)

I have wisdom tooth that has been growing olin for maybe 8-10 months. It's sore. Recently it has been giving me pain in my temples ears throat and roof of my mouth. So as of now I can't open my mouth. No swelling inside that I can tell of, I just...

Swelling and painful roof of mouth and white tint (Answered)

I was off work for about a year and a half. And i just went back to work 2 days ago. I am a flat roofer. I sometimes have to tear off old roofs and replace them with new. The roof we started 2 days ago is an old roof so it has black tar pitch in it....

Broken Root Canal Infected? (Answered)

Is it possible for my old broken root canal to be infected? It doesn't hurt but my mouth and face has been numb for two weeks on the right side same as the broken tooth. What's left of the tooth is black. Thanks.

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 (Answered)

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? (Answered)

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...