Recent Questions

Do I require lefort 1 advancement?

I am 9 months post sarpe. My orthodontist said I should ask my surgeon if I should do lefort 1. My surgeon says I wouldn’t need lefort 1 advancement unless my ortho tilts my bottom front teeth out. What should I do and what questions and...

Infection and Bump on Gums

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...

Extraction or naw correction

Hello, I recently had an orthodontist appointment regarding to dental braces, he gave me two options, one to wear a jaw corrector since I have an overbite for six months and then put on dental braces for a year and a half, or second option, extract...

Filling paim

I got a filling on a specific tooth and the cavity was quite large and deep it been quite a while now and if I apply pressure to the filling my tooth get bad pain and again it's been quite a while since the fillings is it normal considering the...

One tooth has a bracket but no wire running through it - was this a mistake by my orthodontist?

I got my full dental metal braces today and I noticed that my left canine had a bracket but there was no wire or elastic running through it, rather the wire was behind the tooth. Note that my left canine is badly out of line; it juts out on a...

Question about recovery after surgical tooth extraction

I had a surgical tooth extraction yesterday and since then i have had a non stop dripping runny nose and about an hour ago my left ear started hurting really bad. It's the same side I had the tooth removed from. Is that normal?

Could my crossbite qualify for free braces through medi-cal?

I am a 15 year old and I have an anterior crossbite. My dentist told me my crossbite could possible qualify for free braces but she wasn’t sure. She recomeded me to an orthodontics. My jaw usually feels sore after chewing something. Could braces...

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Are braces free for crossbites?

I am 15 and I have a anterior crossbite of my two teeth on my top front. My jaw usually feels sore after eating I was wondering if Medi-cal could cover for braces. I was told by my dentist that medical would cover for braces for a crossbite but I...

Can this tooth be saved?

I noticed my front tooth eroding slowly but in the last while it has got a lot worse. So now i am wondering if this tooth can be saved. Is it too close to the gum line? Will i ultimately need a dental implant? I have an appointment with a dentist...

White stuff appearing in mouth?

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....

My teeth seem to be getting smaller/ dents?

I’m 14, and I have had some teeth issues in that past. My teeth seem to have dents in it that get bigger and bigger by the day (or maybe week idk) The most prominent part is my furthest bottom tooth. (I’m not sure what it is called I am sorry) I...

Do These Look Like Dry Sockets?

do these look like dry sockets? i just had my 4 wisdom teeth removed 3 days ago and i noticed my mouth looked like this. it hasn’t been in any more pain then the first few days, it’s abojt the same. i’ve been looking it up on line and can’t...

Remove the periodontal ligament?

So I’m looking at getting a tooth extracted , I called a dentist and asked if they remove the periodontal ligament and they answered back saying their is no ligament. I don’t think root canals are a healthy choice , I’d prefer not having a...

I stopped wearing my retainer, now what?

So I have worn my retainer every day for about 4 years, up until this year, I decided to stop wearing it (bad idea on my part). My wisdom teeth are basically grown in. I noticed that my bottom teeth started shifting (specifically- I have one tooth...

Are veneers a good option?

I have 2 canine teeth that are small in size and pushed back due to crowding. However, I am satisfied and content with the alignment of the rest of my teeth. Would 2 veneers for my canine teeth be a good option?

Is there a whitening product without Sensitivity side effects?

All the teeth whitening products on the market give me extremely sensitivity, so I avoid them. The only thing I do that is OK is to brush with baking soda. Im curious if there are any other products on the market without side effects like this?

Can I delay extraction of infected tooth?

Recently I had a throbbing pain in a cavity infected tooth which I went to my dentist for. My dentist said that the tooth has gone so bad that there is no option but to get it extracted. Yet I don't want to get it extracted unless I'm going to get a...

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

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...

My sons teeth are falling out rapidly, should I be worried?

Hi my son is 8 years old. He’s austistic and non verbal. Lately he’s been having a lot of his teeth falling out especially the top ones closer to the back. He had dental surgery two year ago where caps were placed on a couple of them. But now it...

Black spots on teeth

Hi, I haven't been to the dentist in 2 years after a bad experience, stupid I know. I have booked a dentist appointment for Thursday but I am scared. I have recently notices small black spots between some of my teeth and am just scared about what...

Do I really need braces?

I am a young adult with a very noticable overbite and crooked teeth, but no other dental problems (not even wisdom tooth pain or cavities). I have been told since I can remember that I would need braces at some point, but it's been years since I've...

Can orthodontic treatment cause seizures?

My 11 year old daughter had a permanent retainer put on the bottom of her mouth and a removable for the top 3 months ago. This was done as a pre amble to braces as her teeth were very crowded and starting to move. There was only the usual side...

braces & impacted teeth

My daughter is on the road to braces. She's had four perm teeth removed to give room for others to come in. I believe the teeth they are making room from are the upper canine teeth. They are giving her until March for the teeth to come in or they...

Will my teeth shift while my crowns are pending?

Hello, I just got temporary crowns on one side of my top arch and will get temporary crowns on the other side. Early February Ill get the permanent crowns. However, I have been wearing my retainers every night for two years as instructed, but am...

White mark on side of tongue

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...