Recent Questions

Strange “orange growth” on side of tongue

My 12 year old daughter noticed a spot on the right side of her tongue. She says it doesn’t hurt at all or itch. It’s spongey and appears to be fully attached. The pediatrician has no idea what it is and has referred us to an ENT. Any ideas on...

Can my Hawley Retainers fix my tooth gaps and overbite

Hi, I am 15 years old and I had braces when I 12 and I took them off when I was 15. I got Hawley retainers after a week I took off my braces. I wore them for a couple of weeks but as time went on, I wore it less. I never wore it for a year now. I...

Why Can I Not Chew Anymore?

I recently got braces, 4 days ago to be exact. The orthodontist put glue on the bottom of my two front teeth so I would not hit my bracket with my tooth, but the glue. This means I can not chew with my front teeth, because the glue is not able to...

Fear of Pericoronitis

Hi I keep getting bits of food down the gap on the side of my wisdom tooth I whent to the dentist yesterday and she just prescribed me some antibiotics I did ask her if she was going to take my wisdom tooth out and she said no. Just to use salt...

Traumatic injury to mouth needed a dental crown I’m having problems with it?

I got in a traumatic accident where all of my front teeth became loose. Luckily all of them tightened up besides one. I saw a dentist immediately after and a couple weeks later I needed a root canal and crown on #8. The root canal procedure seemed...

Traumatic injury to mouth needed a dental crown. Problem.

I got in a traumatic accident where all of my front teeth became loose. Luckily all of them tightened up besides one. I saw a dentist immediately after and a couple weeks later I needed a root canal and crown on #8. The root canal procedure seemed...

Lower and upper jaw positioning is not same

Hey sir how r u? Im right now having braces treatment since 2 n a half years and till now theres little difference in my teeth. My dentist says tht u will have to go for upper jaw surgery to move it back besides this everything is perfect. Im going...

What Indiana Dental Insurance Will Help Cover Cost of Adult Braces

I am needing help finding a local dental insurance working with a local orthodontist in the Bloomington, Indiana area. I am in need of braces and haven’t had dental insurance since spring of 2017 after being denied HIP because I make too much. I...

Extractions

I’ve had my teeth pulled recently on the bottom; I still gotta get the top pulled and fitted for dentures. But now I can relax my jaw; it hurts. Plus there’s a spot that looks like it’s infected or something. It’s been 4 days now and it...

TEETH ALIGNMENT for Wisdom Teeth

Can you put braces/Invisalign on fully grown wisdom teeth so that it aligns more correctly? I don't believe this is usually done. The wisdom teeth are grown but they are more to the outside of my other bottom teeth. ALSO, what can you do about chips...

Regrowth After Removal of Frenulum

I had my wisdom teeth and lingual frenulum removed and in early January. Slowly, my lingual frenulum is growing back. This is the second time I’ve had it cut and it’s regrown. I was wondering if I could cut it again and if there was a way to go...

My Gap

SoI'vee had braces for 3 years and around that time period I also got expanders and while the expanders were on I was left with a gap and I was being told by my ortho that it's normal and it'll go away. So fast forward a couple of months later I got...

Removal of Braces

So my children were being seen by an orthodontist and both have braces on the top. I have since lost my job and cannot afford the cost of the braces as nothing was covered by my insurance. How much out of pocket would it cost for me to have them...

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...

Pain When I Drink Water

I had just had my braces tightened about 4 days ago. The pain when you bite food has died down and everything seemed normal, but then when I drank water I started to feel a very bad pain in my tooth. Only one of my tooth hurts. The last time I got...

Bite Impression For Upper Denture.

Hi, I need to know if the position of your lower jaw is relevant when the impressions are taken for an upper denture in regards to ones bite. I have TMJ. With my lower jaw relaxed I am able to chew however I have locking and clicking and pain. When...

Delay In Growing Of The Front Tooth

Hi my son is 8 years old, he lost his front tooth six months back and the tooth is only half grown. Now that I can see that it has stopped growing, I would like to know if it is going to grow fully? The growing process was very slow, and after only...

Swollen Tonsil

Hi. My tonsil on the left side has been swollen for several years. And dentists have told me it's fine. I wanted another opinion. Thanks. You can see on the right side what i refer to. Also, i have been diagnosed with bowenoid papulosis on my...

White & Gray Color Where My Extraction Is

Hello, I had my bottom and top wisdom teeth removed 5 days ago and I'm still in pain sometimes & I noticed the bottom is very grayish or white looking also along the side of my jaw closer to the extraction. Does that mean its infected or is that...

Invisalign Every Other Night Causing TMJ Problems

Hi, I just wanted to inform you I think wearing my invisalign every OTHER night has caused TMJ type problems that radiate to the eye/eyelid as a subtle resistance when I try to move eyes and droopy eyelid. Soon after I switched to this schedule from...

I Can’t Bite Down All The Way

I got my retainers a couple weeks ago, and I started putting them on. After a couple days, I notice that I can’t bite down all the way I think because of my back molars. Before I got my retainers and after getting my braces off, my teeth could...

Uncomfortable Crown For 11 Days

I had a crown on a root canal (it was done months ago) rear lower molar. No trouble with root canal or Temp crown. Pain Free. However the last days have been hellish. Went back yesterday and he checked bite which needed reducing. Still today I...

Jaw & Ear Pain From Wisdom Teeth Extraction

I had my wisdom teeth on both bottom, one on top cut out exactly one week & day ago. I developed dry socket 4 days afterwards but had it packed and treated & checked again, now I am safe to eat solid food and use straws. The pain isn’t as...

Braces Teeth Connected At Root?

My son is 10 years and has his left front tooth growing behind his right coming in sideways. We went to an orthodontist. My son got braces and they started to move the tooth to the front. A year later the left tooth is behind the right tooth. The...

Gap Left After Braces

My son had braces as a teenager and after treatment was left with a gap between his left upper canine and the tooth between it and his front teeth. Before braces he had a gap between his front teeth that was closed with the braces. But this other...