Recent Questions

  • Interach Elastics
    Hi, My son had some interarch elastics put on today. The right side elastic is attached from the bottom front canine to the back top molar. The left side elastic is attached to the top canine tooth then the bottom back molar. When I did research...
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  • How long after getting cavity fillings should i wait to get braces put on?
    I recently went to my dentist for my teeth cleaning and i was told that i needed to get 4 cavities filled in before getting in with the orthodontist. I’m trying to have a speedy process. I wanted to know how long should i wait after getting my...
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  • Possible case of angina, or sebaceous gland blockage? Or bacterial strep throat?
    I’ve what appear to be two cystic/polyp looking sacs around my reddened tonsils, green at the top of my tongue, strawberry tongue, heightened sense of taste (very sensitive), quite a few yellow spots at the back of my throat/pharynx, light...
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  • A year without retainers...not sure what to do?
    Hi there, First off, thanks in advance for taking the time to answer questions. I had Hawley retainers for about 6-7 years after getting my braces removed and wore them pretty consistently. About a little over a year ago, after washing my retainers...
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  • Do you think my son needs braces
    He has a high canine on the left in the picture. Also he has an overbite and his bottom teeth are a little croocked. With the high canine i saw that a tooth curled behind it.i was also wondering how long it would take if he did need braces.
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  • Cutting a frenulum between upper and lower gums
    Hi, I have a frenulum on the right side of my mouth. It connects to my gums about 1cm behind the upper and lower back molars. It has become tight and painful. Have you ever seen anything like this? Is it safe to have it cut? I will attempt to add a...
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  • Baby tooth loss
    i have always been a late baby tooth loser. I just lost my last one I believe. It was my second molar. I lost it last week but even now my gum where I lost it still feels funny. It doesn't hurt but it feels very funny. Any advice on why?
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  • Bonegraft Question
    Hi, my doctor did a bonegraft on me during surgery and he used a mixture of my own bone, with freeze-dried demineralized bone (from a bone bank) and Hydroxylapatite (a man made calcified product to stimulate bone growth)… Will my body absorb the...
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  • Canine Teeth Are High in Gums
    Hello, my canine teeth are coming in very high up in my gums, they haven't come in yet but I can feel them in my gums, also I was wondering if you think I will need rubber bands when I get bracesI have a deep bite and a very small space for my canine...
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  • Is dry socket always extremely painful?
    I had my remaining teeth extracted, they were just small pieces of teeth still left. My dentist said the teeth were loose, so he wouldn’t have to cut the gums. About 10 hours later, I really needed a smoke. I smoked about 2 cigs the rest of the day....
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  • How Long Does It Take To Pull Upper Teeth?
    How long does it take to recover from having all my upper teeth pullede. I also feel very sharp shards all along the gum line. What can I do for that pain? Thank you. 
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  • How to get rid of toothache
    I have a gum that is swollen and it's pushing against a tooth and I want to get the swollen gum to go away cause it hurts so bad I feel like crying. I have tried everything it is and nothing helps and if it does it's for a short period
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  • Issue with the shape of my gums on my top teeth
    I have quite small teeth so I went to a dentist to see if getting my crown lengthened was an option but he said that I do not have enough bone under my gums to do the procedure, something a long the lines of my teeth will become loose. However now the...
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  • Extreme tooth sensitivity after gum surgery
    HI, I recently had the 1sts of 4 quadrants of gum surgery. They cut the gum (flap) and cleaned. Now that tooth is extremely sensitive to cold and hot. Particularly cold to the point where it is hard to drink. I am now questioning whether I should...
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  • implant specialist for low sinuses
    My dentist says I need a specialist for an implant because my sinus is too close to the gum line for him to do it. Where in the US is the cheapest place to get a special implant? It is a molar on my right side that has been missing for awhile.
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  • What can I do if im unhappy with my teeth after braces?
    Hi I just got my braces taken off and I have had braces for almost 2 years. My teeth are still cricked after braces and I’m unhappy with them. They left my top tooth pointy and my top and bottom teeth dont touch. My bottom teeth are sideways and they...
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  • Can springs fix an 11mm overbite?
    My orthodontist said after I get braces and bands that I can optionally get a 10-12 hour jaw reconstructive surgery to fix my 11mm overbite. Why can't I just get springs to fix my overbite? She said that my bands won't fully fix the overbite, but I...
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  • Ways to be put under for oral surgery?
    Is there a way to put someone completely under without a needle before an oral surgery? Last time I went to have my wisdom teeth out they used gas but before I was completely out they stuck a needle in my arm which caused my anxiety to cause a seizure.
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  • Can my issues be fixed by switching orthodontists? 20 months in braces, not satisfied!
    Good Morning, I have had braces for 20 months, but my orthodontist told me I would only need them 3 months! I basically was a relapse case. I had Invisalign in 2007-2008 to close a gap in my front teeth, and a permanent retainer was affixed to the...
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  • I have to re-do my crown 11 weeks pregnant
    So I’ve been having gum pain in between my tooth and the tooth with the crown and the dentist told me that my crown was not properly fitted so bacteria is leaking inside and I most likely have an infection down below. I also have gingirifros I guess...
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  • Is it normal for the incision in my mouth to be leaking yellow fluid?
    About 5 years ago I had a surgery on my jaw. I had a metal plate inserted into my chin area and after five years my incision is leaking yellow fluid and it smells awful. Is this normal or should I be going to my surgeon to check on my incision?
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  • Can I use an old retainer from middle school / how does Marily bridge affect making a new one
    I have a “zero bite” which means my front teeth just almost cover/occlude my bottom front teeth. Braces and retainer lessened this to where my front teeth hit at about the halfway mark of my bottom teeth which is how they’re supposed to.  But I...
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  • Deterioration of composite resin fillings after only a few weeks/months?
    So some quick background, I hadn't been to a dentist in about a decade (I'm 30 if that matters) till this past January. Hadn't had any problems or noticeable cavities till about a year/year and a half ago, when a fair few seemed to pop up all at once,...
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  • Is There A Payment Plan to Afford Braces?
    I can't afford braces, and I hate my teeth and my smile with a burning passion. I work 2 part time jobs and I still can't afford them. Is there a possible monthly payment plan option for me to take? Thank you.
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  • Bone loss
    Yes I would like to no if there is any none loss in my X-rays .If So will you please let me no how much bone loss do you see.I would like to no because my crowns have started shaking a little. Thanks Jackie
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